Category: GENEROSITY

If I were half a billionaire

Today’s humongous $540 million jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery could really mess with someone’s or a group of someones’ finances. The odds are slightly better that several people will split the winning rather than one solitary person; even though it’s statistically...

Untapped potential of Asian Americans

Got tapped to weigh in on this informal survey on Facebook from Tom Lin: What are some gifts Asian Americans bring to the Church and missions? Scroll down to see all the responses that came in and add your response — Santa...

company with a mission for generosity

On my first 2008 weekend, I was in the Houston area, and coincidentally met a really neat couple, Simon and Faye Lee. Simon Lee is founder and president of EIS Office Solutions, a company that he started with a long term goal...

abundance mentality and generosity connected

I know we have so much here in affluent America, myself included, and recent downscaling has begun to show me a freedom from stuff, and I hope that’d be an enduring freedom that also translates into generosity. Generous Giving has the most...

Friendly ChipIn, Craiglisting, Picnicking

We’re rounding on the final stretch of downsizing by selling or sharing or donating or trashing our stuff. The house echoes now because the furniture is gone; only thing left are a few dozen boxes of wires, AC adapters, product boxes, loose...

Chinese check fighting

One of the time-honored traditions passed down from generation to generation among my Chinese ancestors and peers is showing generosity by paying for the meal. I’m not all that good at it, even thought I saw it modeled and demonstrated by my...

The legacy of Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker leaves behind an enormous legacy, way beyond being the father of modern management in the business world. He’s also left behind a profound contribution to the non-profit world, aka the emerging social sector. One of the organizations inspired by Drucker...