Creative Advantage

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

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 […]


STEWARDSHIP Stewardship is the effective management of the responsibilities and resources with which we have been entrusted. Stewardship requires the wisdom to master the responsibility. It involves diligence and excellence in bringing result. The result is to bring increase, to creatively nurture the resource to advance the process. We’ve been addressing the topic of Jewish […]


ENTREPRENEURSHIP Many mistakenly view entrepreneurs simply as people in business. Entrepreneurs are a great deal more. In taking a closer look at Jewish business secrets, it is important to understand the distinction. Entrepreneurs are change artists. They create and innovate. They spot opportunity and know what to do about it. They build, establish a new […]

The Culture

THE CULTURE Before we start digging into the dynamics of entrepreneurship, I want to cover some background about Jewish culture. This background will provide keen insights into the uniqueness of entrepreneurship from a Jewish perspective. In a world where business is too often equated with large corporate enterprises, it is important to remember that usually […]

The Gifts

THE GIFTS 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 […]

The Model

THE MODEL In early 1999, my friend Dr. Bob Winer sent me to Ethiopia. My mission was to evaluate potential business opportunity for members of a group of very poor Black Ethiopian Jewish believers. Bob had long had a burden for the Falash Mura, an Ethiopian community of Jewish heritage. They were not accepted by […]

The Legacy

THE LEGACY We began this series of Jewish business secrets by commenting on the response of a religious leader outside the faith to what he saw in the lives of the Christians he knew. Ghandi loved the teachings of Jesus, but rejected the faith because of his observation that the lives of the followers of […]

Community Builders

COMMUNITY BUILDERS Jewish wisdom states that there is nothing new under the sun. This insight suggests that clues and answers are available to be found in history. In a world wrought by turmoil and uncertainty, history has shown the Jewish people to be survivors. Civilizations have come and gone. The Jews have endured. The Jewish […]


FOUNDATIONS Ghandi once commented that the teachings of Jesus are beautiful. His caveat was that if only he could find one real Christian. Ghandi’s claim was that he liked Christ, but that the Jesus followers he had met were unlike Him. His observation is a reflection of what the world sees in the faith that […]