Here's how we think about strategy.

Here's how we think about strategy.

I'm not sure about you, but when I think about strategy, I think about long, drawn-out documents with best-scenario guesses about what's going to happen in the next 3–5 years. I think about countless meetings that go on for hours, sometimes ending with the same questions that got them started. And I think about the lack of follow through on the plans that were made with seeming earnestness.

If you’re a young person who wants to build a better world, acquire virtues.

If you’re a young person who wants to build a better world, acquire virtues.

In her new book, Becoming Wise, author and “On Being” podcast producer, Krista Tippett shares the quote above. Dorothy Day, a woman who helped found the Catholic worker movement, shared these words with the world. Although they appear short, they have such depth that when I read them, it was hard for me to let them go. Even though I helped start a nonprofit in the fall of 2007 and even though I’ve been leading that same nonprofit since the spring of 2009, I’ve never quite crystallized in such a clear and compelling way, as Ms. Day has, the work that we do. But there it is.