Entrepreneurial Leadership: Finding Your Calling, Making a Difference

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What does good theology have to do with good entrepreneurship? In this pioneering work, Richard Goossen and R. Paul Stevens have written what many are already declaring to be the essential resource for Christian entrepreneurial leadership, based on exhaustive research, practical experience and decades of teaching marketplace theology. Entrepreneurial Leadership addresses both the "how-come" and the "how-to," not only grounding the entrepreneurial calling in its proper source in the triune God but also providing practical guides for how to be an effective leader. Be inspired to find your calling and to make a difference in the marketplace, church and beyond.

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Richard J. Goossen (Ph.D., Middlesex University) is a serial new venture founder, strategic advisor to high-growth and web-based companies, lawyer, researcher, author, professor and professional public speaker. In the commercial sector, Goossen is senior relationship manager and strategic planning specialist for Covenant Family Wealth Advisors in Langley, British Columbia. Previously, he served as CEO of M & A Capital Corp. in Vancouver. Goossen also spent a number of years at Johnson, Stokes & Master, Hong Kong's largest law firm. In 1987, he was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and voluntarily withdrew his membership in 1993 to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. In the educational sector, Goossen is director of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Transforming Business, a research and development center at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is sessional lecturer at Regent College in Vancouver and former associate professor in the school of business at a Christian university in Canada. In his nearly three decades as a professional public speaker, Goossen has made countless appearances at corporate, academic and faith-based venues in Europe, North America and Asia. Most recently, Goossen started the Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization, a British Columbia-based nonprofit with a vision to become the world's leading organization to equip, connect and inspire entrepreneurial leaders. Goossen has written more than a hundred articles and five books, including ePreneur: From Wall Street to Wiki: Succeeding as a Crowdpreneur in the New Virtual Marketplace.

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"Goossen and Steven write compellingly on matters that both the church and Christian entrepreneurs need to get to grips with; for this reason I recommend this book as a must-read for church leaders and entrepreneurs." (Kina Robertshaw, Faith in Business Quarterly Journal, Volume 16:2)

"Goossen and Stevens bring clarity to an issue that is relevant for many business people, and offer sound principles for how entrepreneurial leaders can more effectively tap their potential and make an impact in the marketplace and the church." (Jeff Huebner, MB Herald, September 2013)

"Stevens and Goossen vividly demonstrate how we can effectively integrate business and entrepreneurship with our faith. This book has profound implications not only for individuals but for the nations as well. If Christians operated business in accordance with biblical principles, we could make a difference in this world." (Mary Grace Sumbillo, human resource and organizational development consultant, Christ@Work Philippines Inc., Philippines)

"This is a must-read for all Christian entrepreneurs! We are surrounded by cutting-edge books, journals and magazine articles on the how-tos of entrepreneurship, but little has been said about combining the how-tos with the how-comes. Christian entrepreneurs have a bigger calling; they need to build a viable business, but also a business that is pleasing to God and builds the community. This book brings together an entrepreneur and a theologian to present a Christian concept of entrepreneurship and work. What does God's unfolding of creation have to inform us about entrepreneurship and innovation? How can a business become a location for spiritual formation? How do we manage ourselves to be better entrepreneurial leaders, and how can entrepreneurs engage their churches and the wider community to make a difference?" (Clive Lim, managing director, LEAP International Pte Ltd., Singapore)

"This book is a captivating effort by Rick Goossen and Paul Stevens to integrate two big themes theologically and practically--entrepreneurship and leadership. Indeed, this book is a handy tool made available for theologians, pastors and marketplace Christians." (Cheong Seng Gee, executive director, P.O.D. Advisory, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

"Paul Stevens and Rick Goossen have done marvelous work in integrating faith and entrepreneurial work as well as balancing theological and practical needs. This book helps me to reflect more in-depth on my practice of entrepreneurship. It guides me to form a solid framework to continue in mentoring and coaching Kingdom entrepreneurs in Asia. I pray that this book will inspire those who respond to God's call in becoming Kingdom entrepreneurial leaders to become salt and light to the world through their work." (Jimmy Pak, founder and managing director of Net-Makers Limited, Hong Kong, and coordinator of Toys Christian Fellowship, Hong Kong)

"This is a book for anyone--whether business person, student, social worker, factory worker or pastor--based on the premise that everyone has a calling and an inborn desire to make a difference. Stevens and Goossen have deftly fused the realities of entrepreneurial leadership with the truth that God made us and calls us to entrepreneurial activity in all spheres of our life. This book also makes an excellent textbook for equipping students to have a transformative impact locally and globally in their individual spheres through the integration of their faith and their work." (Gwen Dewey, academic dean, Bakke Graduate University)

"Entrepreneurial Leadership provides a fresh biblical perspective on the concept of entrepreneurship. It is cognitive, critiquing humanistic understandings, reflective and practical. The sober approach to the subject especially in relation to wealth creation and loving your neighbour through work is much needed in the African Christian context which tends to gravitate toward the health-and-wealth extremes." (Dwight Mutonono, Leadership Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe)

"Entrepreneurship is often perceived as opportunistic or risk-taking but is seldom associated with leadership. Unless we understand that an entrepreneur is also a leader it is difficult for the entrepreneur to be influential enough to make a difference. The authors have done an excellent job helping us to appreciate the association, but more importantly they show that we are created to make this happen. Becoming an entrepreneur and leader at the same time is natural and not mission impossible!" (Jeremy Gwee, CEO, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Singapore)

"Entrepreneurs can be most challenging for any organization, yet they are so critical at the time called for change. As the boundaries between church and marketplace are diminishing, we need a book to explore the entrepreneurial leadership which combines both how-tos and how-comes and carries a strong biblical perspective. This is the book." (Joseph Pai, chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan)

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