motivation

Episode 50 - Doing Good by Gaming the System – Yu-Kai Chou, Pioneer of Gamification and Creator of Octalysis Prime Framework

Episode 50 - Doing Good by Gaming the System – Yu-Kai Chou, Pioneer of Gamification and Creator of Octalysis Prime Framework

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Today we’re talking with one of the pioneers of Gamification, Yu-Kai Chou, author of the book Actionable Gamification and creator of the Octalysis Framework which encompasses 8 core drives of motivation that govern human behavior. He's a speaker on gamification and behavioral design at places like TED, South by Southwest, Google, Stanford and consulted with governments like UK, Singapore and South Korea. His work has affected over 1 Billion users experiences across the world.

Why do You Work? (Audio)

Why do You Work? (Audio)

"Why do we work? If you don't know why, it doesn't matter what you do." In his timeless keynote address at the Believers in Business (BiB) MBA Conference at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 2016, Andy Mills discusses three themes of why we work.

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.

Who am I? The Identity of an Entrepreneur

Who am I? The Identity of an Entrepreneur

“What really motivates us as entrepreneurs? The freedom for the faith-driven entrepreneur is that in Christ, all the work is finally finished. Our work, then, is simply to listen, obey, and to tend the vine given to us. And when it grows, to marvel at the handiwork of the Gardener. “

Faithful Founder (1 of 3): Motivation, Co-Founders, Values & Family

Faithful Founder (1 of 3): Motivation, Co-Founders, Values & Family

“In this post, my aim is to encourage founders of businesses who want to bring God’s kingdom into the foundation of their business and their everyday operation. I’ll use my story of founding, building and selling a B2B software company, VendorHawk, as the context for my ponderings on what it means to be a “faithful founder.” Some lessons are driven by my failures…”

Do Entrepreneurship and Christianity Conflict?

Do Entrepreneurship and Christianity Conflict?

I wanted to give some thought to the topic of entrepreneurship and Christianity since I don’t think some of the issues are straightforward. The first thing I would express is something about my personal journey, which I hope will be helpful.

Not very long ago, I did not make public pronouncements about my faith even though I recognize that the Bible is clear in some parts on our obligation as Christians to profess our Christianity to others. On this point, however, I believe there is also a Biblical stipulation that we should offer our faith largely when questioned about it. 1 Peter 3:15-16 shares, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience…”

Regarding this scriptural reference, I sometimes worry that we as Christians are overbearing in our approach with other people, in that many of us drive people away from Christ rather towards Him.

Why "Just follow your heart" might be the worst advice of all time

Why "Just follow your heart" might be the worst advice of all time

What is the worst advice I've ever heard given an entrepreneur? That's easy, "Just follow your heart."  There's a problem with that oft used counsel, of course, and it goes like this:

"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?"  Jeremiah 17:9 NIV

Podcast Episode 8 - Competition....Love 'em, Ignore 'em or Crush 'em

Podcast Episode 8 - Competition....Love 'em, Ignore 'em or Crush 'em

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Today's Podcast tackles the question of how to think about competition.  We know that we want to run the race as if to win it. (1 Corinthians 9:24).  But how do we win?  What is our heart posture?  Do we win at all costs? What are our motives as we compete in the race?

"Faith and Work" - a Sermon by Tim Keller

"Faith and Work" - a Sermon by Tim Keller

I have listened to Tim Keller thousands of times.  Literally. Tim started accompanying me on runs 20 years ago.  He always kept up, and never seemed to break a sweat. I’m not sure Tim made me a faster runner (in fact, I’m sure the opposite….he can’t hold a candle to a good house music track IMO for running negative splits), but I’m sure he has made me a better follower of Christ and since my competitive running days are long gone, I’ll take that trade every day.