The Shepherd's Guide Blog
One of the best parts of the OCEAN story is that our work launched out of the vision and generosity of a local church. Whenever I tell our founding story, I relish celebrating Crossroads Church, our founding partner, and their entrepreneurial nature.
It all started with a simple act … leaving the doors to the building open.Read More
To cultivate and protect a Christ-centered culture in your company, the Bible teaches that we ought to hire people for roles that correspond with their levels of integrity, diligence, and discretion, “each according to his own ability” (Matt. 25:15). Those who lack these three qualities should not be entrusted with significant influence and responsibility in our companies while those possessing them should be promoted to roles of greater influence and responsibility.Read More
Even though we all deal with craziness when we must, most of the time we easily settle into our current environment, whatever it may be. In their excellent book This Time It’s Different, authors Reinhart and Rogoff explain how we fall into the trap of thinking that our current situation is different from similar situations in the past which means we failed to learn the lessons of history. As Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.”Read More
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