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Discordant instruments

Business
by Bill Newton
Posted 2/07/15, 09:59 am

She was young, modestly dressed, attractive, innocent looking, and projected an aura of purity. Then she spoke. It wasn’t her tone, nor her pitch, or even her volume. It was the vitriol and four-letter words that flowed so smoothly out of her mouth. It was clear these terms weren’t foreign visitors to her lips—they were well-entrenched residents. The discordant music that erupted didn’t fit with the beauty of the instrument.

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Good-bye, RadioShack

Business
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/06/15, 04:16 pm

Isn’t it strange that those favoring expansion of progress-reducing government agencies call themselves “progressives”? Let’s juxtapose that curiosity against free enterprise’s “creative destruction,” which is sometimes tinged with sadness.

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Working heartily for the Lord

Business
by Bill Newton
Posted 1/24/15, 05:47 pm

“I want to meet with all our Christian associates once each quarter,” Michael, the company’s CEO, said to his senior staff. “I’ve made a commitment that we want to operate this company on biblical principles. I want to be accountable to you and those believing associates to keep that promise and seek their advice on how we can improve. What do you think?”

His staff’s response stunned Michael.

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