The Lord Loves a Cheerful Giver, but He Demands a Return on His Investment This post is meant to do what many parables in scripture do: juxtapose two seemingly unrelated, or possibly contradictory, topics. This post also considers our discussion regarding the Give-Greed Continuum and the misguided notion that God only cares about giving. This […]
praxis - theory | action | impact
Mark is a contributor, co-founder, and Chief Evangelist of Impact Capitalist. Mark believes strongly in the virtues of free market capitalism and its incredible potential to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people.
Praxis is a word that literally means “doing;” but there is so much more to the word. It is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. This blog, Praxis, will discuss the theory and action of capitalists, capitalism, entrepreneurship, economics, and some other things and how to make an impact – a meaningful difference – in your life, your business, and in the lives of the people around you.
Impact Capitalists are proponents of investing in businesses or having others invest in their business(es). The benefits of having investors-owners are many. Here are a few: investors-owners can influence company policy Since investor-owners receive accounts and statements, they can put forward motions that add value oversee the practice of the business deal with unethical practices or products Provide insight and/or guidance based on experience or […]
It’s kind of hard for me to admit this, but, for a long time, I didn’t think it was necessary to have a mission statement. Whether I was starting a business, helping a client start a business, or advising a business owner who had been in business for some time, a mission statement was toward the bottom […]
Praxis is a word that literally means “doing;” but there is so much more to the word. It is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. This blog (and for that matter, this website and business) is the realization and the embodiment of the skills developed from years […]
This is the time of the year for making predictions. While I don’t believe that anyone has a crystal ball, I do believe in patterns. These predictions are based on my understanding of economic and historical patterns, or cycles, that are based on hundreds, if not thousands, of years of research data. In 2015, I […]