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Random list of important ideas before traveling to a high-risk area

October 5, 2018

This is the third blog in a series on international safety. Myriads of books and thousands of articles have been written with tips for traveling and living abroad. A few blogs here on this subject will only scratch the surface. But the following will hopefully whet the readers appetite so that he or she will …

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Travel safety and security

September 28, 2018

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.” Psalms 118:8 IBEC consultants, coaches, Subject Matter Experts, friends, and clients are often in travel mode and find themselves in airports or in situations with less than desirable security standards. This may be a reminder of some of the things to …

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Safety and security overseas: be prepared!

September 21, 2018

This blog is first in a series of three on the subject of international safety. For the past 46 years, I have either lived abroad, traveled extensively, or supervised others who lived in high risk areas. I have a daughter who has lived in high risk countries for many years. For about twenty years, I …

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Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship – Both/And

September 14, 2018

The word entrepreneurship is a scary term to some people who relegate it to a small percentage of the population who are reckless and risk lovers. Not so – it may be more common than one thinks. Even large companies often promote the principles of entrepreneurship, sometimes called intrapreneurship. It is important for them to …

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Pabi – Employee of the Month at Purnaa company, Nepal

September 7, 2018

IBEC has been a friend of Fair Flies since founder Jeff Coffey attended our seminars and got the vision for kingdom entrepreneurship. He was already a serial entrepreneur, but he saw how integrating faith and work was a wonderful way to bring new life in Jesus to those who have never heard. Check out this unique …

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In Celebration of Labor: The Value of a Good Day’s Work

August 31, 2018

This is a reprint from The Christian Post of the article “In Celebration of Labor: The Value of a Good Day’s Work.”, by Chuck Colson. This commentary first aired on September 1, 2003. What does Labor Day mean? For most of us, it’s nothing more than a welcome break from what we tend to see as “the daily …

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History of IBEC Failures

August 24, 2018

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ (George Santayana-1905). In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill changed the quote slightly when he said (paraphrased), ‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.’ I was recently cleaning up some physical files, when I ran …

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Engaging in business in the Balkans

August 17, 2018

In Luke 19: 11-27 Jesus clarifies that the Kingdom of God is not going to appear at once (v. 11). Instead, the parable of a noble man going “into a far country to receive for himself a Kingdom and then return” (v. 12) makes it clear what we should be doing while we wait for …

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12 daily habits of an exceptional leader

June 19, 2017

“Everyone wins when a leader gets better” – Bill Hybels Have you every read a blog or an article and you say, “I wish I had written that!” Well, this is one for me. I immediately thought I would pass it on, even in a world where it seems everyone has something to say about …

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A tale of two poultry farms

June 10, 2017

Trivia Question: What do these countries have in common: Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro, South Sudan and East Timor? Answer: All are new countries since 2000! And the newest of them is South Sudan which is also the poorest. Imagine this landlocked country with 12.2 million people (and 60 major ethnic groups), newly independent in 2011, …

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