Articles

February 8th, 2017

Serving Christ As A Business Owner

Phil Burks of Tyler, Texas, graduated from LeTourneau College in 1974 with a degree in electrical engineering technology. Back in his days as a “Techo,” he and two others nearly single-handedly put KHYM, a 5000-watt gospel radio station on the air. Burks worked at the campus’ KLET radio...

February 27th, 2014

Always On, Never Done? Don't Blame Your Smartphone

Professionals, managers and executives who carry a smartphone for work report interacting with work 13.5 hours every workday (72 hours per week including weekend work), according to the Center for Creative Leadership. This doesn't leave much time for family and recreation -- not to mention...

via Forbes
December 30th, 2013

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

You might want to think twice before pulling out your smartphone to check email during a meeting. According to a recent survey reported in Forbes, this can be deadly to your career.

via Inc.
May 30th, 2013

Social Media vs. Having a Life

If you're in business, you can't afford to ignore social media. But how do you keep it from taking over your life? According to Damon Brown, author of Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed With Documenting Our Lives Online, constant attention to social media comes at a cost.  "We...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
March 22nd, 2013

Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch

Could you survive without your phone for an entire day? In this Harvard Business Review Blog, Tiffany Shlain tells how her family takes a technology “day of rest” --no cell phones, computers, gps, iPads, etc. The benefits are many and worth pondering. Have you taken a "technology shabbat”?...

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February 16th, 2013

The Internet, Human Creativity, and Freedom

Have you stopped lately to thank God for the World Wide web? The Internet as a place where people use their God-given creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to create many benefits we enjoy. This post by Taylor Barkley reminds us what a privilege it is to have access to important information...

August 7th, 2012

I, Smartphone

From Institute for Faith, Work and Economics This “I, Smartphone” video is based on the essay “I, Pencil” penned by Leonard Read in 1958. Why would the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics care about how a smartphone is made, and why should we care? Because God uses the market process...

June 14th, 2012

What Captures Your Attention Controls Your Life

"A few years ago, DisneyWorld executives were wondering what most captured the attention of toddlers and infants at their theme park and hotels in Orlando, Florida. So they hired me and a cultural anthropologist to observe them as they passed by all the costumed cast members, animated...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
via Ethix
October 7th, 2011

Barry Rowan Brings Meaning to Work

Barry Rowan, CFO of Vonage, has spent nearly 30 years building technology and communications companies. In this interview, he describes the purpose of business, as he undertands it, and his struggle with faith and its meaning in his work.

October 7th, 2011

Steve Jobs, the Allure of Technology and the Image of God

Dr. John Dyer, director of web development for Dallas Theological Seminary, reflects on the life of Steve Jobs, Apple and the place of technology in our culture.