Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

FOUNDATIONS

This blog has been contributed by a worker in the Middle East. “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building...

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JUST-IN-TIME GRACE

The following is submitted by a tentmaker in the Middle East. In operations management, just-in-time delivery is enabled by modern statistical techniques, real-time data, and high-quality tracking devices. The more that is known about demand, the better projections...

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ON SEEKING PROVISION

A Sultan noticed the difference between the cries of two beggars who stood outside his gate. One stood in the street and cried, “O Allah, you are the bountiful One.” The other said, “O Allah, give victory to our Sultan!” The Sultan was so flattered by the prayer of...

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LONELINESS ON THE FIELD

Contributed by a B4T worker in the Arab world I’ve often reflected on how much more lonely I am on the field. I used to have a great deal of close friends (in a sense, I still do – I just only see them once every year or two). “Life on life” is not a 100% money-back...

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LESSONS ON FISHING FROM A HERON

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in SE Asia Today I went over to the university to submit forms for the children's visas. Then I had a leisurely walk around campus, thinking and praying, and looking at the wildlife! I stood and watched a Little Heron for...

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TESTING & TRIALS

The parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule who accidentally fell into a well. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth saving. So, he called his neighbors together and got them to haul dirt to...

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DISCIPLESHIP IS DISCIPLINE

When one of your employees is consistently late or talks trash about others, what do you do? Do you let it slide because she is a top performer? Do you make excuses for her because she might not know better? Do you fire her so as to send a message to the rest of your...

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HIRING WORKERS

Many B4Ters have trouble hiring the right person for the right role. Do not be over-confident about your interviewing skills. Invite Jesus to be a part of every interview and review each applicant with Him. From the outset establish which traits the job demands to...

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OBEDIENCE OR RESULTS?

A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with...

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INTEGRITY

The following has been contributed by a B4Ter working in the Arab world. I recently came across the following Warren Buffet quote and thought I should try to find a way to write something about it, just for the sake of exposure to the quote itself. "We look for three...

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T4T: Thought for Today

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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