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Altho we represent some of the most talented communicators in Christendom ... well, we actually have something to say ourselves. We may be slightly prejudiced but we like to think we have some very astute, and creative, thinkers at Ambassador. Here's what's been on their minds most recently. Oh--feel free to post a comment too ... in fact, we'd love to hear what you think as well!

One for One!

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2009
  • Evelyn Gibson
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While Blake Mycoskie was traveling in Argentina he noted that children were suffering diseases picked up on their feet because they had no shoes.  That simple observation was the genesis of TOMS Shoes and this simple business model:  "For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need."

You'll see their statement on the back of every shoe bag from TOMS.  And Blake has followed through on his promise with thousands of children in developing countries receiving shoes - including my adopted country of Ethiopia where children suffer from a disease called "Podo ...

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Don Hewitt Had It Right

  • Friday, August 21, 2009
  • Jim Sanders
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I was saddened to hear of Don Hewitt's passing this week.  60 Minutes has been a staple in our home as long as I can remember.  His thumbprint is all over that broadcast, and just this week I understood why it is such a powerful broadcast tool that's lasted these four decades.

In a retrospective piece shot just a few years ago, the interviewer asked Hewitt to explain his success.

"It's simple," he said. "Every kid knows it.  Just four words: Tell me a story."

Tell me a story!  He was exactly right, of course.  No television ...

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“Today, I Am Your Angel”

  • Thursday, August 20, 2009
  • Jim Sanders
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YCoastal Hikingou know that feeling in your stomach when you first think you've lost your wallet?  Well, Saturday morning, I had that feeling . . . for good reason. 

I'd been hiking for 2½ hours.  In the tired process of drying my pouring sweat and slinking into my car, I somehow lost what is essentially my wallet: all the important credit cards, driver's license and cash.  I didn't realize something was missing until my grocery store stop on the way home.  I reached for my life-wrapped-in-a-rubber-band and it was gone.

A hasty and thorough search of my car confirmed ...

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