Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

STANDING FAST

There’s a story, I don’t know if it’s true or not, of 4 men climbing the most difficult face of the Matterhorn. A guide, a tourist, a second guide and a second tourist were all roped together. As they went over a particularly difficult place, the lower tourist lost...

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START WITH WHO

This post is submitted by a B4T worker in the Arab world. In his book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek lays out a central problem of companies and organizations: they start with the wrong question. Asking “what” or “how” before “why” can lead you to do so many things that...

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SAFE OR RADICAL?

Around the turn of the century—the 20th Century, 120 years ago—a band of brave missionaries bought one-way tickets to the mission field. Instead of suitcases, they packed their belongings into coffins. As they sailed away, they waved goodbye to everyone they loved and...

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THE VALUE OF NETWORKING

This post is contributed by a B4Ter in the Arab world ‘I well remember,’ Hudson wrote a few years later, ‘how I used to wish for money and a fine horse and house when I was in the Bank. Then my whole heart was set on this world’s pleasures, and I longed to go hunting...

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DISCIPLESHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP

Many moons ago, I played semi-professional basketball. One practice the other team stole the ball and had a fast break. I was trailing the play and the guy who stole the ball missed the layup, so I leaped to grab the rebound. The guy running alongside me, who was...

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TRUE FREEDOM

In Genesis 16 we read the story of Hagar, a slave, who Abraham bought and brought from Egypt. Over a decade after leaving Egypt, Sarai and Abraham still had no children. So, Sarai decided that Abraham should give her children through Hagar, a pagan custom that was...

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INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 3.0

This is the final article in a 3-part series on integrity which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. We have defined integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles;” and “the state of being whole and undivided.” It may be hard to...

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INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 2.0

This is the second article in a 3-part series on integrity, which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. In most Muslim countries both the people and the governments are closed to Christian activities … or are they? Is there a kind of Christian activity that...

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INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 1.0

This is the first article in a 3-part series on integrity, which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. We all intend and assume that whatever we do, we do with integrity. But do we? After almost 30 years living in a Muslim country and watching many foreign...

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GET REAL

Solomon writes, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? [1] But who can say this? Others may pretend to be pure and holy; others may strive to cover up their failures in life, the pimples on their faces, but we need not go to such lengths. We know we...

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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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