PERSPECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITY Back in the early eighties, I served on the Political and Public Affairs Committee of one the most powerful trade associations in the energy business. In addressing one of our agendas, the Chairman of the committee and CEO of the Rowan Companies, posed an illustration. He suggested that had the rogue, totalitarian […]
God gives gifts to men. Ancient Jewish writings elaborate that a person’s gift makes room for them and brings them before great people. When vital combinations of these gifts are nurtured within a trust community, it provides ripples of opportunity and a dynamic that strengthens the community. Business is about providing a product or a service to customers. It involves outperforming competition with that product or service. What is required is developing excellence, becoming the best in what your business offers. That is where the gifts, the talents on which the business is based, come into play.
In the last session I talked about the ancient model established Abraham: the God-centered, entrepreneurial community. I began telling you about a friend of mine, with a most unusual story of how this model can be applied, how this model can work in the most adverse of circumstances. Globally today, two thirds of the world has little to no middle class. These are people who live on less than $2 a day. Well-intended humanitarian efforts, as well as the efforts of many church-related groups to alleviate poverty and hunger have simply not changed things. So let’s look at a real-life example of how this ancient model applied can change things.
What are the ways of the Jews that have enabled them to overcome the many instances of adversity and persecution over the millennia to become a people known for their disproportionate achievement? It is more than a set of principles, although the principles involved are important. It involves a way of thinking as well as models that strengthen and protect the community. During this session, we’re going to take a closer look at the model that consistently has been applied by the Jewish people.
Enduring foundations of Jewish business secrets form the basis of determining one’s identity, how a person’s gifts are developed and applied to business, all of which combine to pave the way to determine the purpose or destiny that an individual is on the earth to serve. These Jewish foundations nurture “trust communities” that enhance the entrepreneurial dynamic for its members. It has become a cultural distinctive whereby the diversity of the gifts of its members are nurtured to the benefit of the entire community. So let’s take a closer look at some pertinent enduring foundational elements that have defined the Jews as a people of business and the long-term success they consistently have had in business settings over the centuries.
In a troubled world masked by illusions, by spin-artists who dominate the media and Internet, our paths in life represent a journey in search of what is real, what endures, what we should be giving our focus to. It involves perspective. It is perspective that determines your future and your destiny. In this video, you’re going to learn that the Jewish perspective is different. It begins with the foundations not only to Jewish culture, but to elements of Jewish business secrets.
THE GIFT OF COMMUNITY In a world where the perception is the reality, with terrorism and corruption poised to challenge honorable opportunity and the innocent, there is a need for safe places. The issue is power and a culture designed to preserve the righteous. Since God has had a people, the struggle of the righteous […]
DISPROPORTIONATE SUCCESS For the majority, success seems correlated to wealth. Yet, from the stance of those the world considers the people of business, wealth is simply the by-product. It is not only a different way of thinking, but a different strategy. We’ve looked closely at the way the Jewish people think. As we begin to […]
THE CREATIVE ADVANTAGE Throughout the business world, people are seeking the formula for the creative. Smart people are trying to discern the steps and advantages to success. Yet for centuries the greatest creative exploits consistently have been from the Jews. Jews are a culture that thinks differently. It all began with Abraham, who risked shaping […]
SPIRIT PLANNING Making God your Senior Partner is a lot more than lip-service. It entails proactive planning with the Holy Spirit. That means input and guidance from the Lord on decisions. That requires consciously hearing from God. One of the distinctive characteristics of the heroes of faith has been hearing from God. Yet, from the […]