Posts Tagged ‘Business as Mission’
By Richard Weidner, Legacy Kingdom Fund, TriVenture Partner Having 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, I’m familiar with the part that a security blanket has in providing a child with a feeling of security. Be it a real blanket, such as Linus’ in “Peanuts,” a stuffed animal, or something else tangible that they…Read More
Can Missionaries Do Business? Part V
Yes! Yes! Yes! Business is all about risk-taking—not foolish, jumping out of an airplane sans parachute risk but thoughtful, facing potential problems, and acting anyway risk. Many of the missionaries that I’ve met at home and around the world have taken huge risks to leave hearth and home, to move their families to underdeveloped countries…Read More
Lean Waste #7: Motion
Now, of course I don’t mean getting your steps in but I do mean unnecessary walking around, driving around, etc. to get your job done. One of the things I’ve done in my lean journey is a “spaghetti map” of an office or branch. It’s simple. Just track when people get up and move to…Read More
Lean Waste #3: Waiting
“Please take a seat,” they say. “The doctor will be right with you.” Lies. Lies! It’s all LIES! They will not be right with you. They’re overscheduled and behind and even though you showed up early, you will WAIT until they are ready to see you. What a waste of your time! All waiting is…Read More
Does Your Technology Work for You or Vice Versa?
Do you ever feel that your technology is ruling you? That you have become a slave to the constant barrage of emails, texts, phone calls, voicemails, etc.? Duh! The other day a high level executive confided to me that he had already received over 1000 emails that week and it was only Wednesday. Here are…Read More
Where in the World is Jesus Not Lord?
David, the Shepherd-King, wrote that there was no place in creation where God was not present: Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of…Read More