Slip Sliding Away

Listen to “Slip Sliding Away” by Fred Smith   By now, many of you have read the frequent articles and responses to the latest Pew Research showing the number of people who [...]

Morning’s Light

Listen to “Morning’s Light” by Fred Smith   It has become a tradition for us to publish a poem for the Christmas blog. So much Christmas poetry has either romanticized the [...]

Bad Advice

Listen to “Bad Advice” by Fred Smith   Last week I wrote about the importance and also the difficulty of letting go.  There comes a time when the founder or entrepreneur must [...]

Hands Off

Listen to “Hands Off” by Fred Smith   For me, as someone having founded and co-founded several organizations, few things are more satisfying than spending time with men and women [...]

Soft on Sin

Listen to “Soft on Sin” by Fred Smith   What the heck was Jonah’s problem with Nineveh? The same problem as the older brother in the parable of the prodigal son. The same problem [...]

Same Kind of Different

Listen to “Same Kind of Different” by Fred Smith   In that same interview mentioned in the blog last week the question was asked, “What is the state of what some of us call Big [...]

George and Jesus

Listen to “George and Jesus” by Fred Smith   A few weeks ago I did an interview and while much of it was on philanthropy the questions ranged across a number of topics. This [...]

More Than Enough

Listen to “More than Enough” by Fred Smith   My wife, Carol, was sleeping in the passenger seat as we drove past the exit sign for Tyler, Texas. It was 1977 and we were on our [...]