Month: July 2019

“Do the Right Thing” – A Business As Mission Best Practice

I have found it interesting lately to see mission statements of major corporations which indicate that they “do the right thing”; but more important is a definition of what the right thing really is, especially in the ethos of the company and the practices of top leadership. Costco Wholesale Corporation There are about ten major …

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Business as a Kingdom Calling

I teach a course entitled Innovation and Entrepreneurship at a northwest Christian university.  One day I opened my computer to grade an assignment from a new student that I did not know. He made this statement in the course of his written work, “The main goal of business is to profit…”  It was an open …

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Shut up and Listen: One key to doing business in another culture (Smart business is culturally savvy)

A recent article focused on the passion of Melinda Gates in her involvement with Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company focusing on “Lift” for women around the world.  She responded to an interviewer asking how she finds the right way to work with people cross-culturally. You always have to listen to what the people …

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