Articles

February 6th, 2020

The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers (January 2020) When the Business Roundtable announced, in August 2019, that businesses should no longer have a singular focus on profit, analysts asked: How do businesses deal with the “quick-buck” pressures from Wall Street? One answer lies in The...

via Bill Peel
May 21st, 2015

Faith and Profit are Not Mutually Exclusive — An Interview with Henry Kaestner

Henry Kaestner is Chairman of Sovereign Capital, an investment firm he co-founded in 2011 that focuses on early growth-stage companies with exceptional growth potential in expanding markets, especially Southeast Asia.  Previously he served as CEO of Bandwidth.com, a communications...

April 8th, 2015

The Moral Value of Profit

What is the place of profit for Christians in business? People who doubt the moral value of profit need to take a hard look at the Bible. From the beginning, it's clear that God Himself wanted a return on His investment in creation. But He also intended people to engage in profit-making...

Channel(s): Economics
January 31st, 2013

Biblical Principles Drive Camcraft and Make It a Great Place to Work

The Bertsche family is serious about glorifying God and creating great places to work for their employees. Those two components go together, and it shows in the joy that employees have as they do their work. It's not surprising that Camcraft won Industry Week's Best Plant Award! Camcraft is...

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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...

November 30th, 2011

Barnhart Crane: The Profit in Profit

Alan Barnhart runs one of the most successful crane and rigging companies in the world. Barnhart Crane moves everything from space shuttles to nuclear turbines. If it's complex, difficult or weighs enough to make Atlas groan, they're on point--and they're consistently recognized by industry...