How A Fraternity All About Pizza Can Change The World: The Message Map

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The “message map” gave me a simple way to communicate that pitch to those collaborating with me. Humans are visual creatures, and being able to see something mapped out will speak to someone better than a long-winded explanation or page full of words. The key point of a message map is that it can visually or verbally get your point across within 15-30 seconds.

Growth Is Fickle. Get Good At It.

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“Bigger is better” is an occasionally destructive mindset plaguing the American people. We imagine that the most popular politicians, rappers, or food chains produce the best content, but that is too far from the truth.  No one considers McDonald’s the … Continued

Hazing Is More Deadly When It’s Prohibited

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Broad, unrefined prohibition is an unworkable answer considered respectable only among those who fetishize authority and power – people who have no place in leading a values-driven fraternity experience.

Dog and Pony Show Laws like Pennsylvania’s, which merely bundle already illegal things together with a different context and title, will do nothing to stop deaths due to hazing. They may actually make it worse.

Five Suggestions To Modernize Our Handling Of Fraternity Secrets & Rituals

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Without going full crazy and suggesting that our ritual be made public then, I am listing below some ideas that our Fraternity’s leadership and chapters of our fraternity could take to heart as ways to reduce the mystery (and the resulting public anxiety/resentment) around our fraternity in a way that would help more members and the general public understand what we are about – and how beautiful it all is.

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Why We Don’t Need Fraternity Consultants

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Like all things fraternity, the concept of national consultants visiting chapters every year would have been a foreign concept to our respective founding members. The earliest fraternity “staff” were often national secretaries whose... READ MORE