Archive for the ‘partnership’ Category
DFID, the UK Government aid organization, launched a new program to promote entrepreneurs across Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Zambia, and Malawi and help companies develop business models that benefit the poor. Large companies are encouraged to work with smaller ones to establish their distribution network. An example is Coca Cola. More than 2,600 small distribution businesses have been formed, creating direct employment for more than 12,000 people and generating more than $500 million in revenues throughout East Africa.
– Andreas Widmer
Making Business Work for the Poor
If your life is free from clingy friends, aggressive employees, hypocritical colleagues, controlling relatives, indecisive coworkers, insensitive bosses or any other descriptions that fall under ‘difficult people’ consider yourself blessed, and extremely rare.
– Les Parrot
For our CEOs and leaders of charitable and faith-based organizations, may they be guided with strength and clarity
If a working mother’s child needs to visit the emergency room, there’s a good chance the hospital is a Catholic one. If an ex-offender needs help readjusting to life outside of prison, there’s a good chance help will come from a Christian ministry. Yet instead of encouraging the different faith communities to continue their vital work for the good of all, the administration is forcing them to make a choice: serving God and their neighbors according to the dictates of their respective faiths–or bending the knee to the dictates of the state.
– Archbishop Donald Wuerl, Charles Colson and Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, The Wall Street Journal
United We Stand for Religious Freedom
An Iowa couple who was married for 72 years died one hour apart last week in the hospital as they held hands.
An iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
– Proverbs 27:17
Among a younger generation of Christians in business, working as financial analysts and engineers is itself Christian service. Their mindset is captured by Dave Evans, co-founder of the videogame giant Electronic Arts. Mr. Evans talks more like a theologian than a former Apple engineer. He points out that Genesis says that humans were created in the image of God, so all of our work—not just church work—is holy. We are called to be co-creators, with God, of a flourishing life on Earth.
If those miners had been trapped like this 25 years ago, they would be dead. What happened that meant the difference between life and death? Short answer: the Center Rock Drill bit. This is the miracle bit that drilled down to the trapped miners. Center Rock Inc. is a private company in Berlin, Pa. It has 74 employees. Seeing the disaster, Center Rock’s president called the Chileans to offer his drill. Chile accepted. The miners are alive.
– Daniel Henninger
Capitalism Saved the Miners, the Wall Street Journal
Every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thorn bushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles.
– Luke 6:44