Ecosystems that Matter
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike speaks with Thomas Carlson. Thomas is the founder of ECatalyst. ECatalyst helps entrepreneurial ecosystems in the developing world to launch businesses, create jobs, grow economies, and generate sustainable solutions to local problems. Please welcome him to the community!
- 1:00 – Meet Thomas & ECatalyst
- 4:45 – Ecosystems in Entrepreneurship
- 10:10 – Developing World & ECatalyst
- 12:35 – Creating Ecosystems
- 15:25 – Open Networks Working with Everyone
- 19:45 – Thomas’ Story to Christ
- 22:05 – Tips to Marketplace Christians
Ecosystems Matter to Business
Local surrounding systems matter to Entrepreneurship. You are a part of one right now, whether it is in your current job or your local community, you are a part of something bigger than just yourself. This is true to our faith as well! Do you want to start your own business? Do you have an idea? Do you think it has a very particular impact on society? Who, what, how, and when you choose to do business matters! Starting a business might be the solution. If you create the right ecosystem, you can sustain yourself for the foreseeable future. Mike and Thomas talk about how ECatalyst creates this for aspiring clients and this just might be what you need to take the next step.
Work with Everyone that Matters
It doesn’t matter what faith people around you have in your support system. What matters is using your faith to direct your efforts, and the rest will come. You have an obligation to God to act with passion. True evangelism isn’t about converting, it is about speaking the truth and using our faith to make everyone around us better for it at the same time! You need to love people, bless people and treat them as your own. We are all ministers!
“You, as business people, are ministers. We are all ministers, and that has to be at the core of everything we do! I challenge you to see what is beyond “right in front of you” and see what else is out there.”
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