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Students: Start Your Social Ventures Today!

What do the following four social ventures all have in common: Driptech, D.Light, Click Diagnostics, and Embrace?

They were all started by students. Don't believe me? Look it up.

More Together Than As Individuals

As I have been traveling throughout Southeast Asia the past few days, I have been greatly encouraged to hear testimonies and stories from HMCC alumni who are trying to live out the Gospel message in their spheres of influence. One alum is leveraging the power of business to create an innovative approach to share the Gospel through high-end cafes. Another is thinking of ways to use art and design to uplift and encourage the poor.

Mr. Spitzer and Me

Another politician takes the fall. Should I be surprised?

This recent resignation of Mr. Spitzer is particularly troublesome to me because I knew of him as the corporate reformer when I worked on Wall Street. For those of you who are not familiar with Mr. Spitzer's career, in the early 2000s, the former governor made his mark by pushing for investment banking reforms and busting white-collar criminals. He was that politician that was supposed to be different.

40 DTD: Stewarding God's Giftings

I've had the privilege of working closely in the process of securing HMCC's future home, particularly on the financial and legal end of things. It has been a joy for me because I have been able to utilize the skill sets that I gained while working on Wall Street and in corporate finance at General Motors; the years of projecting future cash flows on Excel to complete billion dollar transactions are now proving to be extremely useful!

The Often Missing Component of a Social Venture: Humility

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A Valentine's Day with God

An excerpt from a recent New York Times article on why the 25th anniversary is so elusive for married couples:

“We know that somewhere between 40 percent and 50 percent of marriages dissolve,” said Barbara Risman, executive officer of the Council on Contemporary Families, a research group. “Now, when people marry, everyone wonders, is this one of those marriages that will be around for awhile.”

Nicholas Kristof on Social Entrepreneurship

Nicholas Kristof writes a beautiful op-ed piece on the role of social entrepreneur in today's society. I have been working in this space for the past year and agree with him entirely. Click Here.

On another note, I've been invited to be a staff writer for the World Resource Institute and will begin writing blog entries for this week! I'm pretty excited about this! Check it out here.

Now What?

There winter retreat has come to an end and many of us are now asking the question: now what? I had a conversation with an individual right after the retreat and he asked me, “This movement sounds interesting and all, but what do I do now?” Below are five practical steps that you can take to get more involved in this movement:

1. Serve the Church!

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Growing in Godly Manhood, Part 2

Continued from “Growing in Godly Manhood, Part 1”

4. Service

Tied intimately with humility, service is translating selflessness into action. In other words, it’s love in motion. You can think about other people and truly desire for another’s best, but if it isn’t translated into action, it is all for naught.