The Blackberry Underground
An illustration I did for The Korn Ferry Institute.
Mary Franz was the Design Director.
They look pretty much like the rest of us until they need to make a call. That’s when suddenly they will take out a smallish device so universally known to one (older) generation and totally foreign to any others. Ranging from tech gurus to celebrities to CEOs, they have revealed themselves as members of the BlackBerry Underground.
It’s hard to fathom now—in the age of the emoji—that the BlackBerry was once the apex predator of smartphones. As recently as the turn of the 21st century, reaching for your BlackBerry—to answer an email poolside, for example—marked one as a digital Jedi.
From 'The BlackBerry Underground'
by Christopher R. O'Dea.
American History Made Easy
Katleen Gripman has written a guide to make American History into an easy to read format. 'American History Made Easy" Right now, this is just an idea for her so this might change. I''ll let you know how this work out.
Waking In Rakeen's Shoes
The book tells the story of a group of Michigan State students and their professor who travel to Rome to work with refugees in several centers. The book alternates from telling student stories to telling the story of Rakeen, a refugee from Afghanistan who knows and has worked with Jennifer Rumler over several years.
Blue Ocean Faith
People and churches across America are discovering that their secular friends and neighbors have been unknowingly waiting for the chance to experience the good God. Blue Ocean Faith is a network of churches that have seen thousands of secular people – from a Harvard dean to public housing residents – connect with God. Blue Ocean founder Dave Schmelzer details six profound paradigm shifts that unlock a depth of connection to God that’s new for many churchgoers and that’s unprecedented for their secular neighbors. Embracing centered-set faith, becoming solus Jesus, and taking a third-way approach to LGBTQ congregants are among the game-changers that empower this rich life of faith.
© 2017 Rick Nease