Summer 2017

Tell Less, Ask More

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 By: Liz Wiseman

Tell Less, Ask More

Bob, thank you. Thank you for the invitation to be here. I asked my 18-year-old son what I should talk about because he is kind of a young man and I knew there would be young people here, and he said, “I don’t know. Talk about adult things.” But then he said, “But you know, I’m not an adult, so I don’t know any of those adult things. But talk about them.”

So, he was of no help whatsoever, but I did decide I did want to talk about one of the great learnings of my adult life, and that really is the power of inquiry, and the power of a good question and the joy of asking, and some of the relative dangers of telling. And I want to share a few observations that I think will help us in our business careers, in our personal lives, and maybe even in our spiritual well-being and progress. And because he was not at all helpful to his mother, I’m going to throw in a few incriminating retaliatory stories about my son, just for fun—maybe my fun.

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Musical Cantata

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Musical Cantata By: LDSBC Choir

Musical Cantata

LDS Business College Devotional

March 28, 2017

President Richards:

I will guarantee you that if you listen to the spirit of the music, and you open your heart to your Heavenly Father, you will be instructed today in unique ways, that are unlike ways that you have been instructed during other devotionals. So, if you are ready to join me today, to be taught by the Spirit in a very unique way, would you please join me. Thank you.

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Farewell: My Prayer For You

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Farewell: My Prayer For You By: President Larry Richards

Farewell: My Prayer for You

President Larry Richards:

I’ll tell you how Tyler hurt his foot. I gave him specific instructions on how this meeting was to go, and he’s violated every one of them. So I kicked him. And Howard Collett, wherever you are, I’m grateful for that slide show. That, too, violated my instructions. And so, you’re fired.

I brought Julie to the pulpit with me today because she doesn’t really like talking to crowds; she just likes giving hugs to individuals. And she wrote a little message that she wanted to share. We’re going to let her share that, and then I will let her sit down, and then I’ll talk to you about my wife for a minute. Then she will kick me. But because of eternal covenants, she can’t fire me.

Sister Richards:

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Call for the Ball

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Call for the Ball By: Wendy Porter

Call for the Ball

There were only eight seconds left in the basketball game, and BYU was behind by one point. The BYU players knew that they would have the ball, but they also knew that they would need to travel the entire length of the court and get past the entire other team in order to score the much-needed points to win the game. The air was tense as the ref raised the whistle to his mouth and blew it.

The play started. BYU player Danny Ainge sprang forward and almost desperately called for the ball. He caught it, turned, and then started down the court. The defensive pattern that he saw was rather unexpected, but he got past one . . . two . . . three . . . four defenders and shot high over the final defender. As the ball sailed through the air and into the net, the BYU fans in the audience screamed, hugged, jumped—some, all at the same time—as it settled into their minds that BYU had won the basketball game.

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We Should Be Better

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We Should Be Better By: Doug McDougal

We Should Be Better

Thank you so very much. Thank you for your kind words, Brother Shriner. I’m so grateful to be here with you wonderful young men and young women today. Let me tell you, when I look out across this group—Brother Kusch, I know you’ve been here for a while, but can I tell you what I see? I see students who have left their homes, their families, their countries, and even their continents. I see those who work full time and go to school full time. I see those here that I know that work full time and have a part-time job, and still come to school. I see those who work and go to school and still make time to serve in the temple, to do genealogy, and to volunteer with other service groups. You amaze me, students.

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3 Principles for Success

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 By: Elder Edward Dube 

Three Principles for Success

Wow. Thank you. You look great! I have a question for you. Do you feel as great as you look? What a great privilege for me and my wife, Naume, to be with you today. With our two daughters we have our first degrees—both have graduated from BYU. We can look at you with great amazement for the opportunities which lie ahead of you. You, of course—by choosing to be in this consecrated and sacred institution—understand the expected end spoken of by Jeremiah because you have not only sought education, but you have also positioned yourself to seek Him with all your hearts.[1]

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