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Believing the best

As printed in The Marketplace – September-October 2018 Bosses who want superstar employees need to think of them as such, research into the field of “expectancy effects” suggests. But the

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Good news in poverty reduction

As printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2018 An even-handed newspaper “could have run the headline Number of People in Extreme Poverty Fell by 137,000 Since Yesterday every day for

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Rethinking money, biblically

As printed in The Marketplace magazine Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation By Michael Barram (Wm. E Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018, 283 pp, $26 US)  If North American Christians

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Life lessons from improv

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in the Marketplace – July/August 2018 Getting up in front of a room full of strangers and doing improv — a performance made up on

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Responding to a changing climate

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 For people scratching out a living subsistence farming, climate change isn’t some abstract future theory. It’s already having significant, often detrimental impacts

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Learning from Indigenous wisdom

By Dennis Tessier As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate ChangeBy Gleb Raygorodetsky (Pegasus Books, 2017 336pp,

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Safety in avocados

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 Fed up with violent crime in their community and the inability of authorities to do much about it, avocado farmers in Aguacate

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In praise of big business

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 Bashing big business is increasingly popular among Americans. The percentage of the US population with a favorable view of large business has

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Trash terror

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 Next time you take garbage to the curb, share a word or a prayer for the person who picks it up. In

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Marketing as Reconciliation

As printed in The Marketplace – May/June 2018 By Dan Galenkamp Professor describes a redemptive approach to the art of persuasion. Ask the average consumer about their ideas on business,

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Musings from East Africa

As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 Here are some observations about a recent trip to East Africa to visit MEDA projects in Kenya and Tanzania. Stories about these

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