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Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

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On today’s episode, we’re on the road connecting with Bryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet, the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in North America. Bryant shares with us the ways he has cared for his employees by doing a better job of connecting their purpose and passions to their work.

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!

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.

Christian Economic Forum 2018: "Maximizing Our Investments"

Christian Economic Forum 2018: "Maximizing Our Investments"

In the video clip today, Henry and panelist Tom Blaisdell discuss permanent capital as a unique and valuable approach for the Christ-centered investor. The panel as a whole highlights the importance of kingdom-minded economics as critical to faith-driven investing.

Podcast Episode 45 - How to Shorten Your Time in the Desert: Julie Barrios, Founder of Nuos Formation

Podcast Episode 45 - How to Shorten Your Time in the Desert: Julie Barrios, Founder of  Nuos Formation

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We find the team chatting with Julie Barrios, of Nuos Formation, a spiritual formation enterprise focused on helping the entrepreneur develop healthy inner lives as part of purposeful living as a faith-driven entrepreneur.

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.

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

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This week we get into Part Two of the Lightning Round episode, fielding your questions.  Henry, Rusty, and William tackle two really important questions for the faith driven entrepreneur: how we handle our resource of money and time.

Andy Stanley's podcast with Dave Katz

Andy Stanley's podcast with Dave Katz

This interview with Andy Stanley, founding pastor of North Point Community Church, and Coke Consolidated’s CFO, Dave Katz is one you definitely don’t want to miss! Take a listen and discover great tips from Dean on “accelerating culture” in your business.

Podcast Episode 31 - Interview with David Brickner (Executive Director of Jews for Jesus)

Podcast Episode 31 - Interview with David Brickner (Executive Director of Jews for Jesus)

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David Brickner, Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, spends time with the team in this week’s podcast. He gives perspective on the tragic events in Pittsburgh and shares a bit on how people of the faith can best share the gospel with Jewish neighbors through relationship building and honoring the common elements between Judaism and Christianity.

Ecclesiopreneurship

Ecclesiopreneurship

We need a new kind of job profile for anyone venturing out to start, build, and grow a great company: ecclesiopreneurship.

Ecclesiopreneurship is a created word—a combination of ekklesia (the Greek word commonly translated as “church”) and entrepreneurship (a technical term to describe the designing, launching, and running of a new business). Ecclesiopreneurship combines the theological role of the church with the drive and passion of entrepreneurs who create new businesses.

Systemic Surprises

Systemic Surprises

A discussion with an entrepreneur who had begun to think about how to deliver “systematic surprises” led Rusty Rueff to think about it’s implication beyond product management. Systemic surprises are things that keep an offering fresh and exciting, without extra strain on the “system” so that these moments of surprise can be delivered flawlessly and with excellence. Rusty steps us through what systemic surprises could look like as part of our daily witness in the marketplace.

ELO, not just a rock group

Click the title to really experience a regular Monday video that is a lot of fun! And also discover more about Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization and the upcoming “Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme” (“ELP”), a unique, one-week intensive and trans-formative experience for the world’s top Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders.

Africa's Calling

Africa's Calling

Huge opportunity for impact… How can faith driven entrepreneurs can get involved in supporting entrepreneurship in Africa.

Karibu Nyaggah

When I was a child, I emigrated to the US from Africa with my family and never looked back. When I finally did go back in college, a deep desire was planted, growing stronger with each subsequent trip, to use my position of privilege and the skills I had gained to make an impact on the continent. On one such trip to my native homeland of Kenya, I met Courtney Rountree, one of my co-founders at Sinapis, and we began discussing the pressing problems we were seeing in front of us and how we could leverage the power of business to create positive economic and social impact. Although we did not know it at the time, Africa was truly on the cusp.

Indeed, its coming ascendance is well researched. In June 2010, McKinsey released a seminal report on Africa that projected by 2020, Africa’s GDP would reach $2.6 trillion, up $1 trillion from 2008. With increasing urbanization, Africa’s labor force is projected to reach 1.1 billion by 2040, overtaking China and India. By 2020…

How a Corporate Roadmap Creates Unity for a Company

How a Corporate Roadmap Creates Unity for a Company

The first time I encountered a corporate single-page Roadmap was I believe in 1996 when I’d been transferred to Pizza Hut from Frito-Lay and David Novak had his CEO role expanded from just running Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to also helming Pizza Hut.  David, and his Chief HR Officer, Gregg Dedrick believed in transparency and alignment so much that they rolled out to the organization a single page Roadmap that captured the business vision, objectives, challenges, goals and values/principles.

What you will see attached is not much different than that first Roadmap I saw, except that the first one from David was handwritten.  Yes, handwritten, by David himself. Three years later he was still handwriting them once a year, but now in the Annual Shareholder Report for Tricon Restaurants (later to change their name to Yum! Brands), the newly spun out public company spun out of PepsiCo.

…The Roadmap serves as a great communication tool for all constituents of the company (customers, shareholders, analysts, recruits, etc.) So, after a lot of work by the team, we created and rolled out our Annual Roadmaps…

Never Alone in The Lion's Den

Never Alone in The Lion's Den

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.