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As someone whose in the charity space, I have a strong desire to be "the best." I want to do a better job offering my "product" to donors than anyone else. In terms of what I'm offering, I want to crush the competition. Is it ethical to want to beat... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Spent 2 hours talking to a VC. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Some people are two passenger airplanes and others are commercial jets. Someone whose a two passenger plane cares about their immediate surroundings. They need to be aware of nearby threats. Commercial jets don't. They need to be thinking 5 hours ahead. They place a lot more value in the future... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Have you every heard someone pray, "And God, we just ask that You be glorified through this?" That, or a similar sentiment, is something I hear all the time. Something I hear less often is how we can glorify God. Isn't it partly our job to glorify Him? If something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Gret's Blog
I made a video and showed it to 2 people. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Gret's Blog
A guy sent me an message this morning asking why I have pictures of me smoking a hookah in my old Facebook pictures. "Isn't that associated with drugs?" Here was my reply: Hey man! My friends and I used that for tobacco in college. I'm not a huge fan of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Peter Thiel talks about Founders personalities being the opposite of a bell curve. They tend to be these paradoxical people who exhibit seemingly contradictory characteristics. This might mean they are both big picture and details oriented. Or they're both ambitious and laid back. I'm not sure he had much evidence... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Yesterday, I had a conversation with 2 medical students who were visiting from America. They told me that they visited the local government hospital, KCH, and were describing the experience to me: "Walking through the neonatal ward, this might be too extreme to say, but I thought I was in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Gret's Blog
During last Christmas break, there was a night when I couldn't sleep. I was tossing and turning and I had this pit in my stomach telling me I needed to build the school. "How is that even possible?" "Where is the money going to come from?" "What if we're not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Doubt is something I've struggled with my whole life. Sometimes it disappears and other times it's constantly nipping at my heels. Right now it's nipping. I've been listening to podcasts with some very intelligent secular speakers and they seem to make a lot of sense. Some of the things they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Last night I was a bit discouraged about this idea I've been working on. That discouragement wasn't necessarily pointless, but I'm not sure it was warranted. I was discouraged because a problem arose and I didn't have a good solution for it. This morning, after spending a ton of time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Gret's Blog
It's turning out to be more difficult and complex than I thought. I feel safe when I stay in my little world of theoretical ideas. I can sell an idea all day long. An idea has no downsides because I can talk my way out of them. But can I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Gret's Blog
During church this morning, a guy turned to me and asked, "Do you mind if I ask you what you struggle with? Because, honestly, it seems like you have it all together." I quickly assured him that was only because he hadn't known me long enough. I'm a mess. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at Gret's Blog
I'm currently hosting a World Race team here in Malawi. I had a good conversation with one of the racers during a drive yesterday. He asked me what my plans are for my life and what I see myself doing next. The thing is, I know the exact answer to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at Gret's Blog
Girls Shine Academy is 16% funded. There have been 146 donations so far. $7,000 was raised in the last week and $4,500 of that was donated by 4 people who are approximately my age or younger. How is that the case? I come from Northern Virginia. I grew up in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Gret's Blog
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