Episode 39 - The Partnership Factor: Part One with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

Episode 39 - The Partnership Factor: Part One with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

In this edition of the FDE Podcast, we get a peek into the longtime friendship and partnership (let’s just call it what it is – a bromance) between David Morken and Henry Kaestner, co-Founders of Bandwidth and Republic Wireless. They share with us the divine origins of their relationship (Henry was a direct answer to David’s prayer) and how their relationship translated into a successful business where people are promoted as much as the product.

Episode 38 - Who Do You Think You Are? - Tim Keller at Sovereign's Capital

Episode 38 - Who Do You Think You Are? - Tim Keller at Sovereign's Capital

This week’s podcast has us listening in on a talk Tim Keller gave to Sovereign’s Capital last September where he meticulously unpacks the hidden truth of identity formation, its habits and rituals, in both the Western and greater world. We are fed these belief systems from the moment we breathe and too often we are defined by the greater world without our consent.

Episode 37 - Hey Kid, Wanna Test Something on the Space Station? - Valley Christian Schools Entrepreneur Program

Episode 37 - Hey Kid, Wanna Test Something on the Space Station? - Valley Christian Schools Entrepreneur Program

The team spends some time with the students and teachers from Entrepreneur Program and Valley Christian School (VCS) in San Jose, CA. Spearheaded by Hannah and Danny Kim, entrepreneurs in their own right, the program has launched high school students into the world of entrepreneurship in the midst of a community invested in seeing biblical values and principles impacting the world.

Episode 35 - God Loves Idiots too: John Marsh of Marsh Collective

Episode 35 - God Loves Idiots too: John Marsh of Marsh Collective

The team sits down with John Marsh of Marsh Collective, Opelika AL to discuss storytelling, what it’s like to run 10+ businesses (the collective part of Marsh Collective) and how to be the steward of 10 square city blocks for the glory of God and Kingdom while being totally unqualified to do so.

Episode 34: Part Two - Lightning Round

Episode 34: Part Two - Lightning Round

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.

Episode 33 - Part Two: Interview with Chip Ingram (CEO of Living on the Edge)

Episode 33 - Part Two: Interview with Chip Ingram (CEO of Living on the Edge)

In Part Two with Chip Ingram, CEO of Living on the Edge, we continue the discussion on faith and entrepreneurship from this Pastor to Entrepreneurs. Topics include ways on keeping church relevant to the entrepreneur's life, to how to handle failures and ways to handle power and influence righteously.

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

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

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. 

Episode 29 - Part 2: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)

Mike Sharrow is back for Part 2 of our interview. As you likely gathered from Part 1, Mike leads C12 one of the largest and most successful organizations that put together groups of like minded, and similarly staged groups of Christian CEOs for local community, fellowship and best practices. Think about all the things you've heard about YPO, but imagine something better :). If you're only going to listen to one of the parts of the interview (but why would you??) , listen to this one.

Episode 28 - Part 1: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)

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The first of two parts, this week’s episode finds the team speaking with Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12, an organization that provides a confidential and intimate environment where like-minded peers share ideas, discover and plan for areas in their business that need improvement, hold each other accountable, and encourage one another to conduct business in a God-honoring way.

Episode 27 - Interview with Jason Johnson (CEO of August Smart Homes)

Jason Johnson, serial entrepreneur and founder of August Smart Homes, talks to Rusty and William about when the entrepreneurial itch first hit him while working at a large tech company. From humble beginnings, Jason explains how receiving a scholarship to Pepperdine University introduced him to the responsibility of calling and that entrepreneurship was a natural expression of that calling.

Episode 26 - Live from the Alpine Inn Part 2

In part two from the Alpine Inn, Henry, Rusty, and William field more questions from our guests but first gave some background on Inklings, the gathering of faith driven entrepreneurs in the Bay Area who meet regularly in the same vain of the original Inklings gathering of faith driven thinkers C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Dorothy Sayer and others.

Episode 24 - Interview with Nancy Duarte

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This is a special episode for us. One, we think, definitely worth hearing. Why? Well there are few things more important in our lives than effective story telling.

There are few better people (maybe no one??) that do a better job at helping people tell their stories than Nancy Duarte from Duarte Design. They help CEOs of Fortune 100 companies tell their stories, and maybe something more impressive: they are the “go-to” firm to help TED presenters tell their stories well.

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Episode 23 - Biblical Message of Generosity

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God needs our success and our money to do his work on earth, right??  What is the most important question for us to answer:  How to give, where to give, why to give?  How do we define "net worth"? There may not be a more important topic for a Faith Driven Entrepreneur to tackle, than how to think about generosity.  We worship a generous God who has given to us generously, and we, as do all Christ followers, have an opportunity to respond.  How should we do it as entrepreneurs?  How do we think about ownership?  How do we think about giving?  How do we think about God?

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Episode 22 - Expressing Gratitude in the Workplace

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In this episode, Henry, William, and Rusty explore the topic of expressing gratitude in the workplace.  They discuss how we can be more intentional with showing our thanks and appreciation to others as leaders.  A starting point for this outpouring is finding a way to be grateful ourselves.  When we do this, it resets our perspective and causes us to be grateful for others, their work, and their contribution.  

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Episode 21 - Pt. 2 Interview with Vic Ho - Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars

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In part two with Vic Ho of Fivestars, Vic expands his thinking with regards to how faith and work come together in his life.  For something, completely different, he answers the question, "Which Bible Character did the best job at customer retention" and finally he does a great job of talking about what God has taught him about Sabbath.

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Episode 20 - Pt. 1 Interview with Vic Ho - Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars

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This week we are honored to sit down with the man, the myth, the legend, Vic Ho, Co-founder and CEO of Fivestars.  Vic is a long-time friend of both Henry and William, so it's true joy to have him on the program.

What's the lifeblood of a business?  We would argue that customers are on the top of this list.  Well, that's what Vic focuses on day in and day out.  Customer acquisition and customer retention.  

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