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Overview The author of Jesus, CEO explains how readers can find satisfaction and fulfillment in their careers and how to use one's job to promote one's fundamental spiritual and personal beliefs, presenting stories based on the Bible, anecdotes from the author's own consulting experiences, and other examples of the best and worst in modern business. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Publishers Description He didn't work for money. He was willing to walk away. He invested his emotions wisely. He did sweat the small stuff.
Beyond work, beyond entrepreneurism, there is “spiritreneurism”—work that allows you to do well by doing right. In Jesus, Entrepreneur, Laurie Beth Jones, bestselling author of Jesus, CEO, shows you how to find soul satisfaction in your work.
Jones shows that there is no contradiction between earning a comfortable living even as you use your job to promote your deepest spiritual and personal beliefs. How exactly is this possible? By sharing timeless wisdom from the Bible and anecdotes from her own life and consulting career, as well as tales from the best and worst work situations in today's rapidly changing business environment, she reveals how you can inspire yourself and your coworkers to use your highest gifts to benefit the bottom line.
A genius at making the powerful familiar, Jones offers a commandingly fresh and compelling case for Jesus as a role model for modern times. Rich with humor, exercises, meditations, and case histories, Jesus, Entrepreneur is essential reading for those seeking to put their spirituality to practical use.
“Laurie Beth Jones gives you many practical ideas on how to add love, inspiration, and goodwill into your organization.” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager
“Anyone, Christian or otherwise, contemplating venturing into the unpredictable waters of entrepreneurship could profit from perusing Jones's Jesus-based admonitions.” —Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Tex.)
“Makes an embracing case for Jesus as a modern role model.” —Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
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Studio: Three Rivers Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 25, 2002
Publisher Crown Business
ISBN 0609808788 ISBN13 9780609808788
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More About Laurie Beth Jones
LAURIE BETH JONES is the author of the national bestsellers Jesus, CEO; Jesus in Blue Jeans; and The Path. She is an acclaimed speaker whose topics include leadership and management skills and teambuilding. She also consults one on one with CEOs and leadership teams and trains facilitators to help coach their organizations, departments, and groups. For more information, visit her website at www.jesusceo.com.
From the Hardcover edition.
Laurie Beth Jones currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jesus, Entrepreneur: Using Ancient Wisdom to Launch and Live Your Dreams?
Sacrilegious and stupid May 27, 2004
This book combines the worst of self help books for losers, fawning CEO worship and dim-witted management guides and adds a generous dollop of ignorant sacrilege to boot. Folks, Jesus is not a CEO and CEOs are not Jesus.
According to Christian doctrine, Jesus was also not a wise man, or a philosopher, contrary to what heretics like GW Bush and Muslims like Osama bin Laden believe. Real Christians believe Jesus was God.
In the early days of Christianity, people had their tongues cut out or were forced to drink molten lead for spouting the kinds of heresies you'll see in this book. Not very nice, I admit, but at least it kept the faith alive. A few more books like this and Jesus will be making guest appearances on reality TV shows with other washed up celebs before diappearing forever from human memory.
Helped me realize what my goal is Apr 28, 2003
I bought this book for a school project and I couldn't put it down. It's so easy to read. As a high school senior trying to decide what to do for the rest of my life this book really helped me put things in order. It helped me see that "Jesus' definition of success was 'to do the will of God.'" I loved the examples within the chapters of how people had applied these tips to their life. The questions at the end of each chapter were good but didn't really apply to me or help me. Overall I would definitely reccomend this book to people. Especially if you are struggling to find a job that suits you. This book really helps you put your values into persepective and realize that you will be the most successful if you pursue that job that makes you happiest and brings you closest to God.
A Book for the Economist with a Soul Apr 28, 2003
Jesus Entrepreneur by Laurie Beth Jones is a book for economists with a soul. The type of economist who is entirely concerned with pluses and minuses has become abundant in today's society. Along with their increase in number, books for their appeal have also increased. This has persisted to the point where many economic books say nearly the same things. That is why this book by Jones is a breath of fresh air for the tight-collared, worldly business man or woman. It is not only for Christians. The morals discussed in Jesus Entrepreneur can be accepted across the world. Some, if not all, are Christian morals, but not too extreme to where the normal human being couldn't accept them. The main objective of this book is to bring moral reckoning to a job that can lure its workers away from such ethics. The economy was always thought of as being concrete, black and white - no room for ethical standards. Jones has made room, and shows us how to work within physical, and spiritual boundaries. This book is helpful to all types of economists, Christian or non-Christian, as long as they like being successful (like I said, all economists). Also, one need not be an economist to enjoy this optimistic book which gives light to a profession that may need it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in becoming successful in spirit and in their profession.
Ancient Wisdom For Today's Entrepreneur Jul 26, 2002
There's a new breed of entrepreneur emerging in the business world. One who is interested in promoting their deepest personal and spiritual beliefs, as well as their products and services. They are the ones who launch a business that not only showcases their talents, but also benefits others. Laurie Beth Jones, the best-selling author of Jesus CEO, calls this new breed of leaders "Spiritreneurs", and has dedicated this book to keeping their dreams alive.
The ultimate role model for the Spiritreneur is Jesus Christ, whose leadership style as told in the Bible, incorporated His talents, gifts, and His desire to do well by doing right. According to the author, you are a "Spiritreneur" when you are committed to establishing a business that is a true reflection of your spiritual and personal beliefs. In the coaching profession we call this `authenticity", that which is a true reflection of oneself. Using Christ as the focal point, we learn how to become real Spiritreneurs. What did He do that made Him the most successful entrepreneur and leader in the world? A few important facets of His life are covered int his book:
He heeded the call to Spiritreneurship, During the early days He established His identity He was a Visionary
Laurie Beth Jones takes each of these qualities and expounds upon them with relevant Biblical facts that pertain to today's entrepreneur. I came away from this reading experience with a deeper appreciation of the legacy Christ has left for us to follow. His life was the ultimate model of leadership, and of someone who launched, and lived His dream.