Fall 2006

The Story of My Conversion

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The Story of My Conversion By: Barry A. Smith

The Story of My Conversion

 
 It’s been a long time since I was in college—a long, long time.  But I do remember some things.  I remember studying a famous Greek philosopher named Socrates.  I only remember three things about him:  1) he was a famous Greek philosopher, 2) he gave really, really, really long speeches, and 3) his friends killed him.  So I will keep my remarks brief.  I will stay within the time that’s been allowed to do this.
I appreciate the wonderful introduction.  I can just tell you a little bit more about myself.  We have lived in Utah now for about five years.  In fact, I guess it’s just been exactly five years.  We moved here from Chico, California where I was manager of a mall in Chico, which is in Northern California between Sacramento and Rey.  We came here to work on the redevelopment of Crossroads Plaza, but two-and-a-half years after I was here and starte
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On the Subject of "Becoming"

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On the Subject of "Becoming" By: G. Andrew Barfuss

On the Subject of "Becoming"

 
It’s an honor for my wife and me to be here today.  I am really delighted to have Julie by my side.  We do have quite a few children running around.  Our youngest is still in elementary school.  So we’ve got our hands full, and we have some kids that are in junior high and in high school, and two in college, and one on a mission.  So I think that, at this point, we about cover the gamut.  And it’s really been fun to watch them grow up.  I love having my sweetheart with me, and am grateful for that opportunity today.
I love LDS Business College.  It seems like every time I come here, I can’t help but feel touched by the quality of the kids who are here, as well as the faculty and the leadership.  My wife and I were privileged to be here a few weeks ago, when the new facilities here at LDS Business College were dedicated.  We sat in the first few rows and just
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Charity - the Pure Love of Christ

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Charity - the Pure Love of Christ By: Karen Peterson

Charity - the Pure Love of Christ

 
Even God does not propose to judge man until the end of his days.  Why should you and I?  Ben Franklin said, “I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.”  In his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie writes this:  “In dealing with people, let us remember that we are not dealing with creatures of logic.  We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.  Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do.  But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”
Carnegie suggests that instead of criticizing other people for what they do, we would be better served to try to figure out why they do what they do.  It’s possible that if we were in their same place, w
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The Essential Virtues of Gratitude and Charity

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The Essential Virtues of Gratitude and Charity By: Mike Orme

The Essential Virtues of Gratitude and Charity

 
Let me begin by saying that I really consider it a high honor and a privilege to be asked to speak in this setting. I have a high regard for the great leaders you have at this college.  After reading and studying about the history and the background of the LDS Business College, I have concluded that it is a wonderful, inspired institution with a central role in higher education in the Church.
 
In thinking about what to say to you today, I decided to discuss the upcoming holidays and the essential virtues of gratitude and charity associated with them. This may seem strange coming from a lawyer.  Indeed, thinking deeply about gratitude and charity is something of a new experience for me.
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Satan's Strategies to Ensnare You

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Satan's Strategies to Ensnare You By: John C. Pingree, Jr.

Satan's Strategies to Ensnare You

 
I am really grateful to be able to be here today, and hope the Lord will help me say something that might be useful in some way. 
 
My educational background is in business, and one of the things that I ended up studying a lot was strategy. Strategy is really important as you think about managing a business or an organization.
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A Tool in His Hands

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A Tool in His Hands By: John C. Pingree

A Tool in His Hands

 

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