Brad Smith, Chairman and CEO, Intuit
We need more entrepreneurs engaging the most difficult challenges our society faces today with these kinds of innovative businesses and approaches.
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
It's critical that Christianity discovers ways to make the Gospel practical in a culture that changes so rapidly it's impossible to keep up. This book does just that, telling a story that is both inspiring yet relatable so that anyone--regardless of belief system--can say, "wow, I'm not sure if I believe in Jesus, but there's something to this, and we need more of it."
Mike McCurry, Press Secretary for President Clinton
The Definition of Success thoughtfully examines areas of life that most of us leave unchallenged while pointing to a higher ideal that goes far beyond that of any political party. The truth of Jesus for Christians points to a way and a life, but this book helps give that message a universal meaning.
Byron Davis, CEO of Fisher Price
The Definition of Success illustrates what all successful organizations should inspire: Find a Purpose worth total commitment of yourself (Heart, Soul, and Mind), while creating value to the community to sustain itself. Good Work Derek!
Mayor John Tecklenburg
When I dream, I wish for the world in which there are many Derek Snooks whose eyes see the possibilities for those in need and in doing so find great purpose. Let's join hands with Derek to further his vision.
Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.
This book tells an ordinary story with national significance. Its spirit captures the essence of what every city should be, a place where all citizens strive for the harmony and well being of the city regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, politics or sexuality; a place where citizens, having seen one another’s pain, do not walk by with indifference but overcome their fears to heal one another because it is right and true. This book captures the idealism of a city that is yet to come, that we can only strive for, and yet remains worthy of our striving.
Mark Sanford, U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district
The Definition of Success says that our lives are about more than the way we conventionally define success or failure. When we look, we can find value in every story.
"A Day's Work" documentary
The Moth New York City
This post features a bonus chapter written while I was working at a school for orphans in Kenya. It’s one of my favorites but I decided not to include it in The Definition of Success. Hope you enjoy!
Four friends gather around a game of Settlers of Catan and a mini-keg of Heineken, discussing matters of eternity.
As I prepared to leave Taizé, a conversation I had with a young German girl helped my make sense of my recent spiritual journey by showing me the importance of love and risk in a life of purpose.