Adam Metcalf reflects on the early years of ZeeMee where he was consumed with self-centered prayer. “I was praying constantly for the success of ZeeMee and for our investors to have a great return. Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t bad things to pray for! They just aren’t the best things.”
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Originally published by Fast Company— Corrie Conrad, Head of Social Impact at Sephora, shares about Sephora Stands Together (financial support to Sephora employees), Classes For Confidence (workshops for women trying to reenter the workforce) and Sephora Accelerate, its startup incubator.
On this episode, the team talks to Jon Hart, Partner at Praxis Labs about his work with Praxis Academy, a week-long on ramp into the Praxis community of redemptive entrepreneurs targeting the under 25. For 5 years, this organization has encouraged college-aged entrepreneurs to more actively view their aspirations within the context of their faith, impacting 750 people, from 160 universities and 20 countries.
Rick Woolworth shares his top tips on how to be a great mentor - 1) Share your stories; 2) Mentor the whole person; 3) Introduce your mentee to your network. He also reminds us that “mentoring is not only wonderfully rewarding, it is one of the few things we do where we get better with age. By utilizing the three practices presented here … you can become a more effective mentor and have a generative impact that will be felt for years to come.”
In Part One with Chip Ingram, Senior Pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA, Henry has Chip walk through his experience pastoring many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
In 2008, Chuck Welden invited me to hear about a profitable business in India. With 50 people in the room, Tom shared his experience starting the business as a way to have an ministry impact. He spoke about others who intentionally sought to operate the business, deal with people, even handle the profit as a means to serve others and the Lord. I loved it. My faith and my work were not separate but work together to grow me closer to Jesus and others to know him through my example.
Nancy Ortberg boldly goes where few dare - a must see!
A pastor is in a unique position to influence his leaders who are in the marketplace in many different ways, and this week we turn out attention to how a pastor might support entrepreneurship within his congregation.
This week, Henry, and William interview special guest, Pastor Andy Wood of Echo Church, about his journey in ministry and the world of entrepreneurship.
The Praxis Business Accelerator Program is accepting applications until June 1 and there is no better time to share with you why I think it's something that all faith driven entrepreneurs should know about. Well, actually, a better time would have been about a month ago when you had more time to plan :), but you are a faith driven entrepreneur and you have a unique ability to quickly assess and pursue amazing things quickly....this is one of those things. I've never done a Top 10 list, but in homage to David Letterman and more importantly, Dave Blanchard and the crew at Praxis, here goes:
Last week, I talked a bit about who our heroes might be, and how that might be contrarian to the way that the rest of society saw things. Success in faith and success in business don’t always go hand in hand, and we need to make sure that those we seek to emulate are those who know God first and success in business second.
There are, of course, many folks that hit that role together and I can’t think of a better example of Pete Ochs.