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.
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I was very excited to find out that the school that my daughter attends is hosting an “Entrepreneurship competition.” While it is essentially a business plan competition, the students will get judged on their ideas and business plan. However, the young entrepreneurs will earn extra points if their business is already operational by the time the judging starts. Recently, I was asked to speak to these budding entrepreneurs. Here are the highlights of the advice
As humans, we can either be driven on or driven down by those who doubt us. Unfortunately, if we’re not careful, we can allow doubts to paralyze and keep us from doing what we need to do. Fortunately, we have the ability to channel doubts to do great things. I’m no different. I am a very confident person, in general, but sometimes I am gripped with doubt. However, as corny as it may seem, remembering
I was once asked why I felt that there was a need to be an impact capitalist rather than just a capitalist. Unfortunately, most people do not understand the true power of capitalism. And while I am currently working on a blog post (maybe a white paper) that explains my evolution toward becoming an impact capitalist, the name was very strategically chosen and the reasons are very well thought out. I call myself an “impact
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 post is not about money, per se. Nor is it about the love of money or the desire for it.
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 a different perspective Having investor-owner impact capitalists as owners of your company allows for a strong level of accountability that
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 of my list of concerns. But through the years it has become evident to me that a mission statement is
Mark J. Aubry
Mark is a contributor, co-founder, and Chief Evangelist for Impact Capitalist. He is Founder/CEO of RHM Ltd. Co, a business system and advisory platform for physicians who want to run their own business and focus on health management, with an emphasis on helping the body heal itself (regenerative health management).
Mark’s Righteous Path is helping business owners and physicians understand, manage, protect, and grow their resources as they pursue their Righteous Path.