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Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England is a work in Latin by Bede on the history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England generally; its main focus is on the conflict between Roman and Celtic Christianity. It is considered to be one of the most important original references on Anglo-Saxon history. It is believed to have been completed in 731, when Bede was approximately 59 years old. Divided into five books, it covers the history of England, ecclesiastical and political, from t ...
 
A podcast for business leaders looking for new ways to accelerate their team’s performance and improve their organization’s results. Listen as former F-15 Fighter Pilot turned business improvement expert, Joel “Thor” Neeb, shares his lessons learned in creating organizational alignment and developing a culture of disciplined execution to improve business performance. He will also interview other business leaders, industry experts and inspiring individuals that will motivate you to get out of ...
 
Missional Student is a website that seeks to equip students to live on mission in their schools, homes, and lives. The Missional Student Podcast works in tandem with blog posts to talk to students, parents, young adults, and youth pastors about the importance of living on mission every day in all aspects of life. Find out more at https://missionalstudent.com/
 
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#171 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E02 - "Family". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. We're in the family way on this episode of Trek TV... or maybe in the way of the family? No, neither of those make any sense at all! Clearly we need to decompress a bit with a little shore leave, get our heads together. Maybe tak…
 
#170 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E01 - "The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Jared, Derek, and ???. We've made it to Season 4! Will the exciting, unheard-of cliffhanger from the previous episode be resolved to our satisfaction? Well, eventually. First we need to hav…
 
#169 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E26 - "The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. In this particularly challenging episode of Trek TV, we finally engage everyone's favorite terrifying technozombies: the Borg! Humanity may be on the brink of extinction (and in the show!) but we still ma…
 
#168 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E25 - "Transfigurations". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Put on the worst turtleneck onesie you can find because it's time for a particularly "evolved" episode of Trek TV, even compared to all the other ones about questionable evolution. Enjoy this wholly original tale of bad…
 
#167 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E24 - "Menage a Troi". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Jared. Sure, it arguably has the best title (and soliloquizing) of any episode, but does this Lwaxana-centric episode live up to that title? The results may surprise you! And definitely relieve/disappoint yo…
 
#166 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E23 - "Sarek". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Much like the classic character that is this character's namesake, a devastating attack on Australia's internet couldn't stop us from successfully negotiating a new Trek TV. So climb in your slime pit, relax, and enjoy some heartf…
 
#165 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E22 - "The Most Toys". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. Adorably gross bug aliens! Fantastic character actors! Perfectly-preserved baseball cards! Horrific, painful disintegration! And a nose you know you just HAVE to lick! This episode of Trek TV …
 
#164 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E21 - "Hollow Pursuits". Hosted by No, it's not just a holofantasy! With the triumphant debut of perhaps the most realistic and relatable Star Trek character ever, Tracy and Vaughn have stepped up to the holo-plate with another particularly insightful episode that examines…
 
#163 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E20 - "Tin Man". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. In this unusually philosophical & introspective episode of Trek TV, we ask those tough, eternal questions of existence, like: What is a life's purpose? Does it even have a purpose? And is that guy gonna end up banging that ship …
 
#162 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E19 - "Captain's Holiday". Hosted by Vaughn. Guest starring Jared. Picard may be going on a holiday, but here at Trek TV we're hard at work getting back to providing the incisive, well-informed commentary you crave. THRILL! as Picard is unceasingly harassed into visiting t…
 
#1601 In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S03E17 - "Sins of the Father". Hosted by Young Vaughn and Young Jared. In this episode of Trek TV presumed LOST TO TIME AND SPACE for literal years, some mysteries are answered, and yet even more are raised! We have no idea what the hell the "statue" result was anymore, for …
 
Jon sits down and talks with Alyssia Leach about the blog post she wrote for Missional Student. She talks about the trouble she has had being seen as a missionary just because her mission field is not the traditional mission field. Alyssia is a teacher at Pui Tak in China Tow in Chicago. Find out more information about Pui Tak Read Alyssia's full p…
 
Jon and Phil continue their conversation about the importance of Missional Sharing. Using the example of Paul from the book of Acts Phil shares some practical tips and challenges on how to effectively share Jesus with those around you. Missional Challenge: Look for Conversation Be a Learner Watch for Open Doors Find Common Ground Phil's Book Recomm…
 
Like any good end to a series, the final installment must have two parts, so Jon and Phil kick off part one of the final missional rhythm with talking about the idea of missional sharing. We should be sharing about Jesus and that all stems from the idea that you share what you love. Missional Challenge: Share Jesus with someone today, speak about w…
 
Zach Simpson joins Jon for a conversation about his most recent blog post on Missional Student. They talk about how the world is changing, the way that globalization has helped the spread of the gospel, and the importance of not going to a place but to a people. Read Zach's post here-https://missionalstudent.com/2019/05/24/who-is-your-mission/…
 
Taking a break from Missional Living, Jon sits down with Zach Simpson to talk about the post that he wrote on Missional Student. They talk through being present, the tension between global and local missions and a lot about what spurred them towards ministry in Mansfield. Check out Zach's blog here https://missionalstudent.com/2019/03/05/decrease-y…
 
St. Francis once said, " Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words." Living a life that preaches the gospel is vital to living missionally. Phil and Jon talk through this eight missional rhythm, missional living. How can you live a life that is distinctive to living for Jesus. Book Recommendation: Disciplines of Grace by Jerry Br…
 
Continuing on the focus on Missional Rhythms, Phil and Jon talk about the aspect of missional serving. The importance and amazing witness that even serving in small way can communicate about the Gospel. This week's challenge is to See a Need and Meet a Need. Book Recommendation: Irresistible Evangelism Evangelism find it here... https://www.amazon.…
 
Continuing the series on Missional Rhythms, Phil and Jon talk about just how important food and the table are to living on mission. They talk about the power of food to create conversation and break down barriers as well as some practical challenges for how to eat missionally. This week's resource is "A Meal With Jesus" by Tim Chester…
 
Once God develops a heart of love for someone, then the next step is to start praying to God about them. Jon and Phil talk about the concept of praying in a missional way as the third missional rhythm. We see why it is important to plead with the creator of the universe to save the souls of the people you have started to love and the importance of …
 
Tiffani Bova is a legend in tech sales. She spent 10 years working at Gartner and is now using her skills to get people to think differently about how they interact with their customers as the Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. As an executive at one of the hottest companies across the globe, Tiffani has captured many o…
 
The market is moving faster than ever before, and that requires corporate teams to constantly evolve to keep up. It’s human nature to resist change; even change that is positive and desperately needed. So how do you overcome this challenge as the leader? Our guest, Sujith Abraham, Group VP at Oracle, shares his experience leading transformations, i…
 
“The meaning of extreme is relative to the people you hang around with.” Progress happens behind the scenes. It’s getting out of your comfort zone and going on the journey marked with pain, failure, and struggle – the moments that didn’t make the “highlight reel”. Recently, Thor dove out of his comfort zone and went on a freediving trip to Bonaire …
 
What magnet pulls you towards success? In this episode of The Business Thorcast, Fred Kofman, the Advisor of Leadership Development at Google and former VP of Executive Development at LinkedIn, shares his insight on the meaning of success with examples from money as currency to the art of spearfishing.…
 
As a SEAL on active duty in Afghanistan, John Allen’s unit was under a full-blown ambush. The result? The most spectacular performances of executing under absolutely imperfect and terrible conditions. This was an elite team executing their mission and saving the lives of everyone on the team. Now, as the CEO of Elite Meet, John pairs up elite milit…
 
Michelle “Sonic” Ruehl was flying combat missions at night and teaching English to the men in the Afghan village that she was protecting by day. At first, the men rejected her as an instructor and warrior based on her gender, but she used music in a war zone to reach beyond the cultural barriers of prejudice that separated them. It’s a story you’ll…
 
If you haven’t heard of Matthias “Super Frenchie” Giraud, I guarantee that you’ve seen him. He’s a Pro Skier and B.A.S.E. Jumper – the ones that get dropped off at the top of a mountain by a helicopter, skis down the mountain, and looks for a cliff to jump off. Matthias understands what it’s like to operate in a high-stakes, zero tolerance for erro…
 
What’s the most hotly contested and disruptive market today? End User Computing. In this episode of The Business Thorcast, we talk to Jeff Mitchel, the Senior VP of EUC Sales for VMware. As a leader, Jeff had his back against the wall with multiple challenges in a marketplace that was moving faster than anybody in the sector could keep up with. In …
 
John Hunter, CFO of Buffalo Construction, Inc., tells Thor how his teams use Debriefs to identify Lessons Learned and standardize best practices to positively impact each of their future projects. John breaks down how the effects of the Debriefs can be seen across the organization (and with their clients!) and is responsible for 15% profit increase…
 
In this episode of The Business Thorcast, Thor discusses how you can align your desperate teams – or even two companies that compete with one another – around a common goal and execution process. The result? Elevated success that is more than any group could ever have individually.
 
This episode of The Business Thorcast is unlike any before. Instead of diving into business initiatives and flying airplanes, Thor recounts his experience of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with an elite team of executives. Thor and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, SVP of Customer Experience, Scott Bajtos, and Global Accounts Leader, David Kluzak apply Afterburn…
 
These days you hear a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion. It seems like every company we work with has some sort of initiative around creating a more diverse environment and leveraging the diversity of their team members through a more inclusive culture. But how do you create that inclusive culture? In this episode of The Business Thorcast w…
 
Joel “Thor” Neeb sits down with Mark Paske of VMware for this week’s episode to discuss how Flawless Execution brought success to the tech company’s sales team and culture. In a marketplace where the expectations are changing every day, you have to keep your team one step ahead of the competition and rate of change. Understanding the importance of …
 
An often-overlooked component to any team’s success is their long-term vision, also referred to as the High-Definition Destination. Many leaders are too distracted by the problems they face in the present to focus on the future. In this episode, Joel "Thor" Neeb discusses the importance of creating a pull culture in order to engage your team toward…
 
You hear a lot about Job Security and how to ensure your employability in a volatile and uncertain job market. But how often do you hear about Job Insecurity? In this tell-all exposé, Executive Consultant, Otis “Hoop” Hooper, publicly Debriefs the big-boss here at Afterburner. Hoop still can’t believe Thor is moving forward with launching this epis…
 
In pilot training, the first thing you had to do before you ever left land was practice in an emergency simulator. You would be put in the most catastrophic situations and have to figure out how to keep yourself safe. How were we always able to stay safe and calm in these situations? By using our checklist and contingency plans. Business can also u…
 
Everyone is talking about technology as a strategic resource. In this episode, Thor and Murph discuss the trends they see and what you need to know in order to lead through the disruption of the digital transformation.
 
Organizational culture is a hard thing to change. It’s not enough to say you are going to change it, you need to have a strategic business plan behind the goal. In this episode, Jamie Temple, EUC Program Manager VMware, shares how her organization utilized strategic business planning to merge two cultures to create a successful team.…
 
In the second part of his interview, Fred Kofman, Vice President of Executive Development at LinkedIn, shares with The Business ThorCast host, Joel “Thor” Neeb, why he thinks the key to a successful team is the alignment of your team around a common purpose and a set of shared standards.Par Joel "Thor" Neeb: President of Afterburner Inc., Former F-15 Fighter Pilot, Business Strategist and Leader
 
Doing the best for the team doesn’t always mean doing the best for yourself. In part one of his interview, Fred Kofman, Vice President of Executive Development at LinkedIn, discusses why it’s important to connect your team to a higher purpose to achieve company goals.Par Joel "Thor" Neeb: President of Afterburner Inc., Former F-15 Fighter Pilot, Business Strategist and Leader
 
You can’t tactically work your way out of a strategic problem. When your team is facing a big shift in strategy, you must gather your team to build a new strategic plan, align the team around that strategy and establish an execution rhythm for accomplishing the goal. Afterburner COO, Joe “Gusto” Connolly, shares his mistakes and lessons learned fro…
 
When the worst-case scenario occurs or when the big call comes in, is your team ready? Former astronaut, Bill “Borneo” Gregory, tells the story of his space mission that could have never happened but how he was prepared when it did. He shares the simple, logical techniques business teams can use to ensure they are prepared for the predictable threa…
 
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