Fall 2011

Solve Life’s Problems by Wisely Exercising Agency

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Solve Life’s Problems by Wisely Exercising Agency By: Ralph Little

Solve Life’s Problems by Wisely Exercising Agency

It's a pleasure to be here. The president reminds me of my students. Regardless of what I tell them, they seem to forget quickly. So for those of you who are keeping score, MG stands for "Morris Garages." It's a bit of trivia you will never need for the rest of your life.
It's a pleasure to be here. I love being among you. You are a royal generation. My talk this morning has to do with problems. I seem to be an expert on problems; it seems wherever I go they increase. But I've had the opportunity after I sold my business a number of years ago to start doing some business consulting. Consulting small businesses is absolutely the easiest thing that there is to do. The reason is that every small business has exactly the same problem. That's the owner.
A few months ago I was consulting with a friend who has a business.
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Remember, Remember...

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Remember, Remember... By: President J. Lawrence Richards

Remember, Remember...

LDS Business College Devotional
September 13, 2011

Every Monday morning, the faculty and staff gather in a classroom. We share a spiritual thought, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and then we pray. Most often the focus of that prayer is on you. We pray for your success and an increase in our capacity and ability to help you be successful. We have had wonderful moments together on Mondays. I give credit to a colleague who shared with us a week ago  an idea that caught my attention and has been lingering in my thoughts since then.

Here is a little sidebar. When thoughts from the scriptures or good principles spoken by another linger with you longer than usual, my advice is to redirect  your behavior in the direction of that scripture or principle. And so, that being the case, I want to move in the direction that I felt when Brother Glenn McGettigan gave this thought.

Remember Who You Are!

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Sign in to the Things of the Spirit

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Sign in to the Things of the Spirit By: Elder Walter F. Gonzalez

Sign in to the Things of the Spirit

I am grateful for the opportunity to be here and especially for all of the arrangements that have been done, the flowers, even working with the sound and the power problems that we are facing. I know that some people might be kind of nervous trying to get these functioning. I am grateful for this school that has blessed so many people, and I’m grateful for your president, President Larry Richards, and his associates. They are a blessing for you and for all of us—especially for you and many others who have gone through this school as well.
I am especially grateful for you, the students. Some time ago, President Monson quoted an Englishman. I should say that I am also grateful because, before saying more about the students, I would like to say something about the faculty as well.
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Charity and Problem Solving

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Charity and Problem Solving By: Henry J. Eyring

Charity and Problem Solving

I’d like to talk with you today about problem solving.  Let’s take an example of a problem that might be familiar to you.  Imagine that you are in a class requiring group work.  In fact, a big percentage of your final grade will be based on a single group project.  You didn’t get to choose the other members of our group; they were assigned.  And there is no formal team leader.  The purpose of the project, your professor said, includes learning to collaborate as peers.
From the very beginning, you could tell that you were in trouble.  The other two members of the group don’t seem nearly as concerned about grades as you do.  As the semester has progressed, you have begun to carry a disproportionate share of the load.  When the other two submit work for interim deadlines, you end up redoing it.  You have begun to wonder whether they are actually doing less than they’re
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Cultivate Righteous Routines and Habits

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Cultivate Righteous Routines and Habits By: President Cecil O. Samuelson

Cultivate Righteous Routines and Habits

Because your great president knows you better than I do, I sought his counsel about what I might discuss in our time together this morning. I must be clear that I am solely responsible for my comments, which I have not asked President Richards to prospectively correct or confirm. His suggestions did lead me to think about a theme I have valued and personally considered in various ways for many years. Let me use an example that might be helpful to you.
About five and a half years ago, I had the privilege of sitting at the same table with Elder Dallin H. Oaks and others during a dinner for new mission presidents and their wives while they were attending their training seminar at the MTC in Provo.
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A Righteous Life Has Great Influence

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A Righteous Life Has Great Influence By: Roger Christensen

A Righteous Life Has Great Influence

I’d like to share with you a few thoughts today. Back in the “olden days,” when I was growing up, the Church was invited to participate in the 1964 World’s Fair that was held in New York City. The Church created an exhibit and a new film that was to be shown in that exhibit, called “Man’s Search for Happiness.” Toward the end of the film, there is a scene where throngs of people are pressing forward as though they are working toward a common goal. Now to give those of your generation a mental image of that scene, imagine being in Disneyland, waiting in a line with a lot of other people trying to get onto “Splash Mountain” or “California Screamin’” or “Tower of Terror.” If you have ever been to Disneyland, you know what I am talking about, especially if it was between Christmas and New Year’s.
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Turning Points Are Times to Trust

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Turning Points Are Times to Trust By: Dr. Carolyn S. Brown

Turning Points Are Times to Trust

For several months, we have been celebrating with many special events the 125th birthday of the LDS Business College. In preparing this talk, I found myself asking [slide 1]: What do these 125 years of experience look like? Lynn M. Hilton paints the picture for us in
The History of LDS Business College and Its Parent Institutions 1886-1993 (published by LDS Business College, 1995).
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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving By: Sandra Rogers

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

In just a few days we will celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States. Early settlers from Europe brought with them harvest celebrations and added them to similar Native American traditions to create what we now call “Thanksgiving.” It is a holiday primarily celebrated in the United States and Canada(though on different days in each country), but it is also observed in the Netherlands, Liberia, Norfolk Island in Australia, and Puerto Rico. Although you might be familiar with the traditional Pilgrim origins of Thanksgiving, some scholars actually believe that Spanish explorers in Florida celebrated the first Thanksgiving in the “new world” in 1565.1
Although traditional meals and activities like football may be the first things people remember about this holiday, Thanksgiving and all it precursors were based on the principle of gratitude.
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