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Friday Bag #10

The Friday Bag

9 Dumb Ways to Ruin a Meeting“Meetings are incredibly expensive. The next time you’re in a meeting, mentally add up the hourly rates of everyone in the room.  Then factor in the opportunity cost for what every person could be achieving instead of sitting and listening to Hal from shipping describe the relative merits of single-wall and double-wall cartons.  Then factor in what  you  could be doing instead.  Makes you wonder why you ever have meetings, doesn’t it?”

Fascinating Paintings of People Entranced by their Phones – An all-to-familiar posture in my home.

Internet Flowchart Shows Why you Never Get Anything Done“The Internet will suck you into a spiral of procrastination, distraction, and GIF-based giggle fits. But how to explain it to non-Internet people?”

What kind of people actually enjoy meetings at work?  – “…a 2006 study showed there’s only one group of people who say meetings enhance their wellbeing…”


“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”
Everett  Dirksen

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.


  1. Chris · August 6, 2012

    this iPhone posture has dominate my family’s posture…time for a change! We actually had no cell phone day on Saturday…it was amazing!