THE NEXT LEVEL
by David Gregory
a parable about finding your place in life
David is the coauthor of two nonfiction books, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and A Day with a Perfect Stranger. He is also a frequent conference speaker. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning two master’s degrees. David lives in Texas, where he works for a nonprofit organization.
One of the intriguing insights of this novella for me is the distinction made between goals and our life’s purpose. Moving toward goals set with the best of intentions may be moving us away from the very reason for our lives here on earth.
Armed with only his undergraduate degree after walking out on his first post-college job, Logan Bell sets out to land a position at a major high-tech company. He’s hired as a troubleshooter, an organizational analyst, to evaluate each of the company’s five different levels and report his findings to the Director.
Through Bell and his investigations of each division, we examine our own lives, sometimes uncomfortably seeing ourselves, our shortcomings. When he finally meets the Shareholder, Bell is both perplexed and astounded to discover the real meanings of profit and loss.
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