Thankful for Real Community: A Thanksgiving Lesson

What follows is a true story – actually, two true stories, or the same story that occurred in two different places in very different times and circumstances. Read on to find out where. They had been discussing amongst themselves in pairs and small groups for months,...

Oklahoma Is OK, but Seriously, That’s Not OK

Oklahoma Is OK, but Seriously, That’s Not OK The Americans at the table, negotiating a business deal, ask one of their number, “You can speak Dutch?” He replies, “I’m OK.” With his fellow Americans looking doubtful, he proceeds to mistranslate what they want him to...

Insider Dealing: Car Dealer Protectionism Run Amuck

Insider Dealing: Car Dealer Protectionism Run Amuck Imagine you wanted to open a restaurant. Imagine you were allowed to cook the food yourself, but you were prohibited by law from serving it to customers yourself; instead, you were forced to hire a waiter. Next,...