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The Millennial Entrepreneur

The Millennial Entrepreneur

Originally published by FORBES — The Millennials, who were born into the age of information, have been described as lazy, narcissistic, entitled and unable to stay in one job, but also as the most purpose-driven and potentially the most entrepreneurial of all previous generations. Why?

How might the practices of the early church inform our handling of possessions in modern times?

How might the practices of the early church inform our handling of possessions in modern times?

Rev. Dr. Helen Rhee, Professor of Church History at Westmont College & Associate Pastor of Free Methodist Church, adds to our understanding of God’s intent and absolute ownership of the created world and the ramifications for human stewardship. She gives depth to notions of “sufficient care” and “appropriate enjoyment” in a global culture of affluence.

Bikes and Baptisms: One Ukrainian Couple’s Journey

Bikes and Baptisms: One Ukrainian Couple’s Journey

Hello, weekend! We love hearing how God is moving around the world and Hope International shares this great story about Lesya and Nicholai Login in western Ukraine. With their booming bicycle business, they share their passion for the sport and bless the community in unique ways!

"How I Built This" Podcast Series

"How I Built This" Podcast Series

Today, we share a high-caliber podcast series from NPR! How I Built This with Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies & movements and the innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists leading them.

The Principle of Vulnerable Trust

The Principle of Vulnerable Trust

‘It is human to crave certainty. The problem with certainty is that it creates self-sufficiency. If we feel that we know everything or have everything, why would we need God?’ Find out more in this extract from 'The Relationship Book' by Matt Bird.

The Owners' Guidebook to hiring your best people

The Owners' Guidebook to hiring your best people

Do you often find yourself at a crossroads- trying to decide whether to hire a candidate from within or look to the outside? Do you have an effective candidate screening processes? The C12 Group shares their FREE guide and work toward a 90% hiring success rate!

Identify the Right Hire

Identify the Right Hire

Jon Kontz shares his insights on hiring the right people (as individuals and as part of a team) using tools like The Team Dimensions Profile 2.0 but also by simply knowing the momentum and scarcity of resources based on the size of your own company.

Work in Process: Work, Racism, and Moving Forward

 Work in Process: Work, Racism, and Moving Forward

From our friends at Nashville Institute for Faith + Work (NIFW) is their article from last month in reflection of Black History Month in the US. It challenges us all to stand against racism by calling out stereotypes and toxic practices, cultivating relationships, educating ourselves, and praying for healing and restoration.

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Originally published by FORBES — This article by Travis Bradberry (author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President of TalentSmart) gives helpful tips about dealing with toxic people, ranging from ‘setting boundaries’ to ‘having a support system’ to even ‘watching your caffeine intake.’

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

In the video clip today of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (provided by RightNow Media), best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides the keys to understanding where teams struggle most and offer tools for navigating those struggles in a positive manner.

How our Faith Affects the Way We Invest

How our Faith Affects the Way We Invest

Tim Macready, Chief Investment Officer at Christian Super, shares how the superannuation pension fund is on a journey of applying God’s Word to the way they, as Christian professionals, invest their beneficiaries’ assets. This includes learning to be better stewards of creation, looking for ways to promote human flourishing, and seeking to be redemptive in all that they do.

SOCAP Conference Panel on Faith-driven Impact Investing

SOCAP Conference Panel on Faith-driven Impact Investing

Robert Kim of Caprock Group shares his insights on the Faith-driven Impact Investing panel he moderated at the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference 2018. The event allowed both Robert and the panelists (Bryce Butler, Gloria Nelund, and Todd Johnson) to share about Jesus at one of the most prominent yet secular gatherings of impact investors and social entrepreneurs!

Visionary Investing Begins with the Great Commission

Visionary Investing Begins with the Great Commission

Abel Pomar, President/CEO of Evangelical Christian Credit Union, helps us see the big picture with this article. He challenges us to think bigger than ethical investing by calculating the financial impact of how we can use even something as simple as a bank account to promote God’s kingdom.

The Power of "I Can't"

The Power of  "I Can't"

A major decision for anyone reading this blog site is whether you will truly be a “faith-driven” (as in the very engine, operating system, fuel, source) or a “faith-inspired” entrepreneur.  The market is awash of moral, virtuous entrepreneurs who throw a periodic hat tip to Jesus (#blessed) and even seek to draw upon Biblical principles to enhance their ventures.  How we relate to God and how we then operate from an identity defined by the Gospel radically alters how we lead.

Christian Entrepreneurship: Why An Others-centered Approach is Necessary

Christian Entrepreneurship: Why An Others-centered Approach is Necessary

A White Paper from The Christian Economic ForumDr. Emmanuel V. Dalavai argues entrepreneurial intentions and their motivation(s) are essential to understand better how Christians operationalize business formations by reviewing relevant theoretical backgrounds in support of an intentions-based model to explain entrepreneurship behavior.

Down is the Way Up

Down is the Way Up

In this post, Evan Kubicek calls to all entrepreneurs and business owners thinking of new ways to impact stakeholders. “Identify the beliefs that are preventing progress. Help restore the relationships that have been broken in your stakeholders’ lives. Don’t be quick to offer resources but uncover what is already available. It’s your problem to join but not yours to own. Give yourself lots of grace and time. Nothing worth doing happens fast. Enjoy the ride. “