The Story of a Woman Who Overthrew Evil

The Mission Newsletter, 3/13/18

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. -Clare Boothe Luce


Episode 2 is Live!

Yesterday, we launched the first episode of our podcast, The Story! Learn more about Season 1 of The Story in our About Episode. And, in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out our first episode: The Woman Who Everyone Laughed At.

Today’s episode is called The Woman Who Saved Her Country. It is the story of what one woman did when an evil dictator attacked her family and threatened her home.

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The Woman Who Saved Her Country

The phone rang in the middle of the night.

It awakened the woman who was sleeping alone.

After weeks of insomnia, Cory had finally been able to fall asleep. Now, it was two in the morning, and she was wide awake. The ringing stopped. In the distance, she could hear her daughter answer the phone. She sounded frantic.

Cory leapt out of bed. It was so late, she knew the phone must be her husband calling…

Read the rest on Medium here.

Listen on iTunes here.


The Story Launch Giveaway

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News That Matters

Health

A new report conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Wealth

Q: Why should you invest in women led startups?

A: “There are more than 11 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. today, which represents an increase of 26 percent from a decade ago, according to a 2017 report by American Express. In 2005, women represented less than 3 percent of the companies that received startup funding. In 2016, women-led companies represented 22 percent of early-stage companies that received funding, according to data from the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. These women-owned and women-led early-stage businesses need backers. It’s more difficult for women to secure funding for their startups, which offers investors an opportunity to invest in promising companies while doing their part in advancing gender parity.” -Link

Wisdom

Learn how Michael Jordan uses ‘the two modes of rationality’ to achieve success.

Tech Trends: Spotlight on Dr. Erna Hoover

Erna Hoover’s 1971 patent for a telephony switching computer program was among one of the first software patents ever issued. Even more impressive: She worked on her idea while still in the hospital, following the birth of her second daughter.

I designed the executive program for handling situations when there are too many calls, to keep it operating efficiently without hanging up on itself. Basically it was designed to keep the machine from throwing up its hands and going berserk. — Dr. Erna Hoover

Marketing Trends

“Consumers have long exchanged data for services they find valuable, like email addresses or location for free Wi-Fi and social media profiles for easier site logins, but they are starting to let platforms into their lives like never before, even going so far as to consent to vehicle tracking and access to their homes.”

Read more of Why Consumers Are Increasingly Willing to Trade Privacy for Convenience.




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