Archive for April, 2009
While heroic confrontations make for a compelling Bible story, it is probably not a likely scenario for us. Our conflicts will most likely occur in the quiet of a troubled heart, trying to sort out God’s voice from the heavy static that surrounds us. It is never easy to do this.
– Paul Pennick
Those who are in sales are always aware that the next sale is behind the next door. They are where the rubber of production meets the road of consumption, whether in a showroom or a studio or on the phone or calling you at home. When the recovery starts, they will be the ones making purchases happen.
– Ben Stein
The Sales Profession: Attention Must be Paid
It’s said that God is present everywhere. For me this is nowhere more true than a baseball field. In fact, I expect that baseball may just be the secular version of God’s grace to us all. So step up to the plate and make the sign of the cross. There’s a lot we can learn from angels, both guardians and those from Anaheim.
– Gary Graf
And God Said,”Play Ball!”
When God delays in prospering our businesses or promoting our newest product, it is so that we may die to our own ideas, our own egos. After the delay, we often experience the joy of experiencing God’s best for us.
Insomnia-producing ethical dilemmas do not usually embody the kinds of straightforward conflicts or temptations that an intelligent twelve-year-old would recognize and astutely resolve if asked, “What’s the right thing to do?” The real thorny ethical challenges are typically subtle, often involve the welfare of more than one person or group, characteristically require the rapid and intuitive calculation of probable consequences, and always occur in real time.
– Clinton W. McLemore
Street-Smart Ethics: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul
Lessons From the Recovery of 2001: Not so long ago, there were heroes on Wall Street. To stock exchange staff, it didn’t look as if they could get back up and operating quickly. But they had to. Wall Street was a symbol of America, the exchange an icon for freedom.
– Peggy Noonan
The Wall Street Journal