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Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

This week’s top 100 video countdown gets us into the 80’s. As you look through this list, you’ll find a lot of great videos on faith and work and what it means to be a Christian in the workplace. Feel free to just jump right in!

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

When we started this project, we honestly didn’t believe we’d find that many video stories to share. We were cautiously optimistic about reaching 100 videos, but after researching on our own and receiving an overwhelming amount of recommendations, we found more videos than we knew what to with!

Flashback Friday - Work/Life Balance at Bandwidth.com

Flashback Friday - Work/Life Balance at Bandwidth.com

For Flashback Friday, we revisit RightNow Media’s video “Work/Life Balance in Business: The Story of Bandwidth.com”. From startup to IPO, Henry reflects, “This video feels to me like a time capsule.....so much at Bandwidth has changed, so much is the same. “

Golfing for God's Glory - CEO of Ping Golf

Golfing for God's Glory - CEO of Ping Golf

Bubba Watson won the 2012 & 2014 Masters using PING irons, giving John Solheim another reason to smile. Listen here as the CEO of PING shares with LeTourneau Center about the industry & their work to honor God.

Podcast Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

Podcast Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

When Ally Davidson woke up on the morning of her wedding day, she had no idea the journey that God had prepared for her, nor did she anticipate it would start with a tryout for the television show American Gladiator that very same day. Fast forward a few years and Camp Gladiator has over 3500 locations across the country with over 100,000 members. Tune in to hear the story of Jeff and Ally Davidson—how interacting with Hulk Hogan jump started their business, how they’ve seen community and exercise drastically affect people’s lives, and how their faith impacts everything they do.

Camp Gladiator is Leveraging Faith & Community

Camp Gladiator is Leveraging Faith & Community

For fun, Ally decided to try out for American Gladiator (TV show) the morning of her wedding. She ended up winning, and then used that opportunity to start Camp Gladiator—fitness boot camps across America. She’s intentional about honoring God in this opportunity and blessing her clients both in their physical and spiritual health.

Podcast Episode 59 - Saying No to Sam Walton and other Entrepreneurial Stories with Drayton McLane of the Houston Astros

Podcast Episode 59 - Saying No to Sam Walton and other Entrepreneurial Stories with  Drayton McLane of the Houston Astros

Today we learned that Sam Walton was persistent (very persistent), that you don’t have to know a lot about baseball to successfully own a Major League Baseball team, and that stories are best told by the one who have lived them. And that’s exactly who Drayton McLane is—a serial entrepreneur with a knack for storytelling. Pull up a chair, get comfortable, and prepare to hear story after story of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur for over half a century.

Launch of "The Redemptive Edge" Podcast from Praxis!

Launch of "The Redemptive Edge" Podcast from Praxis!

Praxis launched its own podcast called The Redemptive Edge hosted by Andy Crouch! It features interviews with entrepreneurs in the Praxis community who are responding faithfully and creatively to the world’s pressing issues. We are so excited for them and are already avid fans.

Risky Business

Risky Business

In a suburb north of Denver, Prime Trailer Leasing manages a fleet of gleaming white semi-trailers. Like the Hertz of semi-trucks, Prime owns and rents its trucks to commercial customers of all varieties. Wes Gardner, the founder and owner of Prime, acknowledges that “semi trailers aren’t glamorous,” but the work his company is doing is anything but mundane.

This Is How Sephora Is Helping Female Founders Launch New Beauty Companies

This Is How Sephora Is Helping Female Founders Launch New Beauty Companies

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.

Podcast Episode 56 - The Entrepreneurial Journey of the Museum of the Bible to the US Capitol: Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby

Podcast Episode 56 - The Entrepreneurial Journey of the Museum of the Bible to the US Capitol: Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby

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In this episode we’re on the road in Oklahoma City, connecting with Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby. He shares with us the story behind the Museum of the Bible—a 430,000-square-foot museum just three blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Hear what brought about this world class exhibit, as well as the entrepreneurial lessons Steve learned along the way.

More than a Hobby - Hobby Lobby Story

More than a Hobby - Hobby Lobby Story

How can you worship God through your work? CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby, David Green, shares how he uses his God-given talents and resources in business to enlarge God's kingdom and to serve his employees and customers.

Podcast Episode 55 - Have you ever had a dream?: Phil Vischer, Creator of VeggieTales

Podcast Episode 55 - Have you ever had a dream?: Phil Vischer, Creator of VeggieTales

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In this episode we’re just outside of Chicago connecting with Phil Vischer, the visionary, creative who founded Veggietales. To date it's the most popular direct to DVD series of all time with more than 65 million copies sold. It led to feature films, Netflix Original series and became a cultural icon.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov. 27:17) — Friendship, especially biblical friendship, often demands more from you than you originally intended to give. Being close friends with another person takes commitment, accountability, trust, and a willingness to be vulnerable

Podcast Episode 53 - The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

Podcast Episode 53 -  The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

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EPISODE 53

Bobby Gruenewald of YouVersion joins us this week giving us the low down on the origins of this wildly popular bible app with 370M+ downloads and counting.

The Camcraft Story - How to Run a Business with Biblical Purposes

The Camcraft Story - How to Run a Business with Biblical Purposes

From the LeTourneau Center for Faith and Work, we hear Camcraft’s view of their business in manufacturing high-precision machined components as a gift to them from God, and they see themselves as merely stewards of the business.

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

At Generous Giving’s annual gathering, John Cortines and Greg Baumer were invited to speak about their book, Through the Needle. The book covers the Harvard MBAs’ struggle to answer - “As young Christians with sky-high earnings potential, what should they plan to do with their money?”

Podcast Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

Podcast Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

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This week’s guest is Alan Barnhart of Barnhart Crane and Rigging of Memphis, TN. Originally a small family business started by his parents, Alan and his brother, Eric, grew the company into one of the largest Heavy Lift and Heavy Transport organization in the United States with 1,000 team members in more than 40 locations across the country and a nationwide reputation for solving problems (Even if it means building a 200+ wheel truck!).

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary profiles the Munsons who not only see their Saddleback Leather Company as something that can support ministry/missions, but as a mission all its own — loving customers and employees, many of whom who are in Leon, Mexico.