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October 15th, 2012

10 Things You Didn't Know about Africa's Economy

As more Christians consider Business as Mission a viable way to spread the gospel, Susan Lund of McKinsey Global outlines several economic advantages.  If Lund is correct, Christian business leaders have a tremendous opportunity to decrease poverty, increase their bottom line, and further...

October 15th, 2012

A Moral Case for Free Enterprise

Business is a moral enterprise -- something R.G. LeTourneau, American industrialist and LeTourneau University founder, strongly believed. In a video interview, Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute makes a compelling case for the moral value of free enterprise.

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October 9th, 2012

It Is No Shame to Work for Money

Is there such thing as a Christian perspective of compensation?  What constitutes fair pay, and how should it be determined?  John Terrill, from Seattle Pacific's Center for Integrity in Business, offers practical guidelines, for both employers and employees, on this complex and personal...

August 7th, 2012

Business Blind Spots

Everyone has blind spots — and in business they can really leave a mark. In this article, James Kerr tells the story of Swiss watchmakers who invented Quartz technology but didn't think anyone would want it. When the Japanese jumped on the innovation, the Swiss lost 50,000 jobs and watched...

April 6th, 2012

Does My Work Matter to God? One Businessman’s Story

Hugh Whelchel, businessman and IFWE Executive Director, shares his story and offers ways you can find significance in your Monday-morning work.  

November 3rd, 2011

Americans Are Creating the New American Dream

With the economy still struggling, national security still an issue, continual advances in technology, and a myriad of moral and legal challenges rewriting people’s sense of propriety, Americans have pushed the reset button regarding their lifestyle and future expectations. Futurecast...

September 29th, 2011

Trading: Increasing God's Currency or Yours?

A panel of three traders discusses the particular challenges of living out their Christian walk in the trading world and a Christian perspective on working in Finance. Listen here.

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September 20th, 2011

Advice for Entrepreneurs: How to Read a Term Sheet

Inc. Magazine warns entrepreneurs not to be so quick to sign on the dotted line when you receive a funding offer from an investor. You could end up diluting your shares and losing control of your board. This article provides help to entrepreneurs in reading and understanding a the...

September 20th, 2011

Advice for Entrepreneurs: Negotiating with Investors

This series of articles explain how start-up ventures can negotiate a great deal with Series A investors.