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Win-win economic development

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 It was not surprising to see recently, a major Christian magazine asking in a cover story whether the gift of

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Street hawkers overrun Nairobi

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 As many as 12,000 street vendors are causing major headaches for Nairobi politicians and businesses as they clog roadways, sidewalks,

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What can business do?

By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 “What can you do as a business manager in the world? I would say you can give people employment. If

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Profits with purpose

Book calls believers to gain wealth for good By Mike Strathdee As Printed in The Marketplace – March/April 2018 The Economics of Neighborly Love-Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity

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Doctor drivers

The most humorous, also somewhat sad, story told at MEDA’s recent convention in Vancouver came from presenter Tareq Hadhad, who is featured on the cover of this issue. Hadhad, who

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Flying high in business

Applying spiritual principles for secular success By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – January/February 2018 Soar and The Hollywood Commandments are books about applying spiritual principles to entrepreneurial

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Cash, or skin chip?

Microchips have become a common way for vets to help animal shelters identify Fido or Fluffie’s owners should the furry friends go missing. How about a microchip for employees so

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More aid = More trade

Development assistance may boost Canadian exports to aid recipient countries, a study by the Canadian International Development Platform suggests. The study, described as a first attempt to “measure the elasticity

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Women are key

Ramping up the number of women-owned businesses is key to ending extreme poverty, says World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim. Writing in Inc. magazine, he notes that female-owned businesses

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Founders aren’t great CEOs

Founder-run companies are less well run than those where the management didn’t start the firm, a study by business professors at three US universities concludes. Firms led by founders generally

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Print is more memorable

Support for longhand writing and reading print publications instead of electronic screens can be found in a recent issue of Fast Company magazine. An article entitled, “This is How the

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Giving freely

By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – November/December 2017 Love Let Go — radical generosity for the real world By Laura Sumner Truaz & Amalya Campbell (Eerdmans Publishing

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Travel, monks and addictions

By Mike Strathdee As printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 While putting together the cover package about Audrey Voth Petkau and TourMagination, I came across an article on Christian

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Stories worth noting

As printed in The Marketplace – September/October 2017 This I Know: Marketing Lessons From Under the Influence. By Terry O’Reilly (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2017, 320 pp. $34 CDN.) Terry O’Reilly

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