Entrepreneurial Faith

There’s a poster that shows a beautiful sailboat on a choppy sea.  The caption reads, “A boat in a harbor is safe—but that is not what boats are built for.”  No one…

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Who is King in Our Economy?

“They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of many colors and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise” (Ezekiel 27:24 New…

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A 10-Year Anniversary, but No Celebration

Ten years ago, in September of 2008, Lehman Brothers, the large investment bank, declared bankruptcy and thousands of people lost their jobs.  At that time, there were widespread fears that the entire…

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Are You Paid What You Are Worth?

How much do you make? Are you paid what you are worth? Such questions asked one-on-one are typically taboo in the U.S.  The cultural norm in this country has been to keep…

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“I Know the Plans I Have for You”

Ever since I was a little girl, I always loved math.  Math was my favorite class in school and, while I wasn’t a dedicated student, math came easily to me.  Even in…

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The Smorgasbord Effect in Economics

“So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV) Smorgasbord restaurants, though not as common as in the past,…

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Pursue Your Passion

I was sitting in church recently when our pastor asked several basic questions, “What is a passion for you?” and “Where did it start?”  My mind immediately raced back in time to…

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The Ultimate Entrepreneur

Caldwell, Kallestad, and Sorensen (2014) claim that Jesus was the Ultimate Entrepreneur because He looked at the way things were and refused to allow them to remain that way.  He set the…

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Onboarding – by Choice or by Chance?

“Onboarding starts with satisfying the most basic of Maslow’s psychological needs: belonging. New hires shouldn’t arrive to an empty cube and be forced to forage through corridors searching for a computer and…

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Contentment

We live in an age of mind-boggling technology.  Appliances cook our food in a matter of seconds.  We have transportation that can take us across town in 20 minutes and across the…

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