Endorsements

A REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF ENDORSEMENTS:

“Dr. Richard J. Goossen represents an unusual combination of academics and entrepreneurial expertise. His understanding of entrepreneurship reflects not only the extent of his research but his practical experience in a variety of commercial and cultural contexts.”  Dr. Peter S. Heslam, Transforming Business, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University

“This blend of Christian anthropology, sociological research and pioneering discipleship." J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada

“[Richard Goossen] represents both a practicing businessperson and academic professor. He is himself an entrepreneur; he knows what he is talking about from experience. Yet he is also a careful student, well-read in a variety of areas including marketplace theology….We need individuals who can straddle the two worlds, who can speak the language both of the boardroom and the classroom. Such people are rare, but Richard Goossen is one of them.” - Dr. Richard Higginson, Ridley Hall Foundation, Cambridge, UK

“This is an important book [Entrepreneurial Leadership] that brings together the best research and a great deal of real-world experience. This book is a very beneficial addition to help reframe how we think about Christian entrepreneurs.” Dr. Karl Moore, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

"Rick Goossen is the renaissance man of entrepreneurship. With Canadian and U.S. law degrees, he has the legal knowledge. He founded and runs a business that raises money for entrepreneurs, so he has the financial knowledge. He teaches entrepreneurial skills at the university level, so he has the academic knowledge. And perhaps most importantly, all of Goossen's entrepreneurial knowledge and work is guided by his unique, values-driven view of enterprise. Rick Goossen is an entrepreneur for all seasons." -  Larry C. Farrell, Chairman, The Farrell Company, Staunton, VI, “the world's leading firm for researching and teaching entrepreneurship"

“Goossen is uniquely suited to this task [as author] due to his rare combination of entrepreneurial experience and his academic pedigree, legal background and track record in starting companies. His faithful presence commends his writing and thinking both.” - Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Chairman & CEO of The Roosevelt Group and Research Lecturer, Oxford University

"Rick Goossen is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur! He lives it, breathes it, and now tells it like it is! This book [Entrepreneurial Excellence, Career Press, 2007] is essential reading for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, but is the must-read book for aspiring or practicing entrepreneurs. In an ever more crowded bookshelf on the subject, this book stands out because Rick Goossen stands out as the real thing!” - Dr. Richard W. Oliver is a CEO, an entrepreneur, a business school professor at Cornell and Vanderbilt universities, has served on six corporate boards and is author of six management books

“Rick Goossen has studied entrepreneurship by practicing it in North America, and by living among some of the world's most instinctive entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. He has also thought hard about its nature, and this book [Entrepreneurial Excellence, Career Press, 2007] reflects both those analyses and those experiences.” - Gordon Redding is Director, Euro Asian Research Centre, INSEAD, France, Professor Emeritus at the University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, U.K.

 “If you want to achieve enduring success in business and in life, and you want to do it your way, you must read this book [Entrepreneurial Excellence, Career Press, 2007]. Rick Goossen is an entrepreneur who is constantly driven to create new business ideas. And he has an amazing track record of success, as a lawyer, journalist, author, university teacher, and corporate financier. In this book, he blends his own unique insights with the wisdom of the world's foremost experts on entrepreneurship to show others how to take the world by storm.” - Michael Alexander, widely-published author & business consultant, Toronto, Canada

 "Rick Goossen has compiled the great thinking of entrepreneurship experts in a handy volume [Entrepreneurial Excellence, Career Press, 2007] that should be read by every entrepreneur looking to grow and finance a company on Wall Street." - Terry Murphy, Managing Director, Rodman & Renshaw, New York City

"You are definitely one of our planet's leaders in the blending of entrepreneurship and technology leading to the pursuit of possibilities. It is an honour to have you with us as the morning keynote speaker, and thank you for your generous spirit and helping us launch our 2009 Vancouver show." - Lindsay Smith, Founder, Massive Technology Show, Vancouver, BC

"Your presentation on entrepreneurship was a perfect topic for young adults as they begin into the world of post secondary schooling and the workplace. The examples you chose were real and tangible and demonstrated to our students the importance of being willing to take risks and have faith in themselves. The presentation set a nice context for the evening." - Corinne McCabe, Chilliwack School District, Chilliwack, BC

"I want you to know that everyone was very positive and uplifted by the message you shared. They found your testimony centered upon 'The Call to the Marketplace: Passion, Purpose & Priorities' one of encouragement and motivation. It was applicable and meaningful to us all- either as we reflect back on our life journey or as we follow our passions and purposes today knowing God is sovereign. We may make our plans but God guides the step- paraphrasing the scriptural base you shared." - Ron Harry, Coquitlam  Presbyterian Church, Coquitlam, BC

"Our guest speaker this year was Dr. Rick Goossen who contributed to our tradtion in a wonderful way. With a presentaion which exuded passion for thinking about and doing business in a way shaped by his Christian faith, he challenged and stimulated those of us who had the privilege of attending. Dr. Goossen is a valuable resource for the church as it deals with what it means to be followers of Christ in our daily work, including the field of business." - Gerald Gerbrandt, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB

"But if I could summarize what I know about Rick Goossen in one sentence, it would be the: Rick Goossen is passionate about helping Christian men and women rethink how they do business for Christ's sake. His presentation style will be familiar to professionals and business leaders. The mesage is clear: God's call on our lives is all-encompassing. Our work like is simply one part of that larger fabric of who and what God calls us to be in the world. This comes, then, as a letter of endorsement for Rick Goossen's message and ministry within the larger church." - John  H. Unger, Fort Garry MB Church, Winnipeg, MB

"Rick does a wonderful job to assist the business leader and expressly the entrepreneur in understanding their 'calling'. This teaching will empower your present and emerging business leaders to recognize and depend upon Godfor His anointing and direction. " - Harvey Trauter, Christian Life Assembly, Langley, BC