Are You Minding Your Own Business?

Dec 11, 2017 | ocblog

When we use the term –minding your own business,” we typically refer to not getting involved in or interfering with someone else's business. However, life in the business and professional world can often be a lonely, solitary pursuit. This is especially true for entrepreneurs...

Invest in the Future by Saving

Dec 04, 2017 | ocblog

The Bible says a lot about making financial investments. In fact, you can see that Proverbs 21:20 is God's IQ test! –The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.” Let's see how smart you are: wise people save for the future, but foolish people spend...

Confining Faith to Compartments

Nov 26, 2017 | ocblog

Compartments can be useful. We have –glove compartments” in our vehicles, even though hardly anyone uses them for gloves - instead, we keep flashlights, maps, repair receipts and other things there. Toolboxes and craft cases have compartments to keep things separated for easy access...

It seems the typical consumer holds a high level of skepticism toward advertising. According to the results of a study published on a marketing website, more than three in every four consumers - over 75 percent - believe most of the claims made in advertisements, regardless of the...

In my book, Unconventional Business, I identify five steps towards developing a healthy, ethical culture within a company or organization. Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the leader. 1. Assess the strength...

Statistically only one out of every 35 partnerships is successful; all the rest fail. So based on this dismal record, it would be wise to avoid entering into partnerships. The question is, why do partnerships fail so often? I think there is a simple reason: Because the right questions...

Empowering Employees to Thrive

Oct 23, 2017 | ocblog

Max De Pree, an American businessman and writer, has written several thought-provoking books drawing from his experiences and observations in the workplace. One statement I have found especially interesting is: ?Leaders owe people space, space in the sense of freedom. Freedom in the...


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