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Imani Collective

October 4, 2019

We believe in empowering the whole person and providing dignified jobs that allow for our artisans to not merely survive,  but to thrive in the life they live. Such an introductory statement may be of interest in Dallas, Seattle, Denver or Philadelphia and it should, but it is a super-loaded power statement in Mombasa, Kenya, …

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Worldwide Photo Shoots, Inc. – A Business As Mission Company; (A short insight into seizing an opportunity and flexibility in times of change)

September 27, 2019

Some years ago, I met a young man who at the age of fifteen was already becoming a world class photographer.  Today, he has published his photos in books, award-winning journals, and on websites. It is no secret that small businesses such as Ryan’s rely on a quality product, but they also seek a price …

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It’s more than Human Resources – it is Honouring God and Empowering People (A Business As Mission story)

September 20, 2019

I have known Dave and Lynn for several years and have thought of them as wonderful models for using their business talents for kingdom purposes since retiring from corporate Canada.  I recently visited them in Alberta, Canada where I heard some of the joys and struggles of living and discipling the gospel through business in …

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Don’t Just Ship It! (Unsought but good advice for BAM Companies)

September 13, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I had coffee with Derek Gillette.  We had an interesting conversation about his journey in life and we discussed our passion for business and for following Jesus.  He shared with me his blog address and when I got home, I found this blog. It is interesting because of the popularity …

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What is Triventure?

September 6, 2019

An analysis of the word ‘Triventure’ simply reveals the fact that “Tri” indicates the number three and “venture” means a pioneering endeavor into little known waters proceeding in the face of danger, risk and chance. Triventure is the name for three partnering entities in the Business As Mission space who are working together to help …

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The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

August 30, 2019

When a TED talk has over 12 million viewers and it is about entrepreneurship, I usually take the 15 minutes to check it out. And so, I discovered Adam Grant’s provocative talk on original thinking.  He seems to have grown up just a few miles from where I live in the northwest and became the …

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Coffee, Communication and Culture (A Business As Mission success story*)

August 23, 2019

Last week I enjoyed a conversation with a person I came to know more than fifteen years ago, soon after she graduated with a degree in international business.  She had worked her way through college working at Starbucks. At my recommendation, she then joined a team working in a former Soviet dominated country in central …

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Thriving vs Surviving: Building Skills and Support for BAMers

August 16, 2019

The Business As Mission website continually has excellent blog writers with comments which are practical and thought-provoking in nature.  A recent series on “pressing issues” has included a guest author writing on “Building Skills and Support for BAMers”.  I encourage all of our readers to read this series, and also to become a regular reader …

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First, Break all the Rules – Part 2: (Tips for Business As Mission companies)

August 9, 2019

Last week in Part 1, we highlighted the twelve “measuring stick” questions that every manager needs to focus on so each employee in the business can provide an affirmative answer.  The twelve questions resulted from the robust research developed by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman1.  Business As Mission companies are no exception; in fact, BAM …

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First, Break all the Rules – Part 1: (Tips for Business As Mission companies)

August 1, 2019

On May 4, 2019, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, someone broke the rules – it was the winner, Maximum Security who was disqualified for interfering with other horses around the final turn.  The second horse, Country House, was declared the final winner.  It was the first time in the history of the …

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