ELO Blog - Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Meaning

The purpose of this blog is to offer a Christian perspective on various approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership and meaning at work from around the world. We review the perspectives of leading thinkers and business people as expressed through their writings or by way of direct interviews.

The ELO Blog additionally highlights key ELO events, interviews and initiatives to support ELO’s vision to be the world’s premier resource for the executive education and training of Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders.


  • Innovation, Hype & Failure: Leaded Gasoline, DDT, Freon & Zeppelins (Part I)

    Vaclav Smil is a unique commentator, combining the skills of a scientific historian and political commentator. He also takes potshots at the likes of Yuval Harari, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk—but refers to Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels with approval. His recent book, Invention and Innovation [:] A Brief History of Hype and Failure, while technical in parts, is worth the read for the nuggets. For an in depth review of the book, read more
  • ELO Announces Strategic Partnership with Vanderbloemen Search Group

    ELO is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Vanderbloemen Search Group (VSG), one of North America’s leading search firms. ELO and VSG together will focus on delivering a premier set of executive search and related services to ELO’s extensive network of Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders in Canada. To learn more about this partnership, read more
  • The 6 Most Common Questions Regarding the Challenges of Building Culture @ Work (Part II)

    “What is culture?” People would likely have a range of responses to that question. How would you respond? Like many things, you know it when you experience it, but it’s hard to describe. Further, what does culture mean in a work context? How is it measured and how is it understood? To learn the six most common questions regarding how to build “the culture” of an organization, read more
  • The 6 Most Common Questions Regarding the Challenges of Building Culture @ Work (Part I)

    “What is culture?” People would likely have a range of responses to that question. How would you respond? Like many things, you know it when you experience it, but it’s hard to describe. Further, what does culture mean in a work context? How is it measured and how is it understood? To learn the six most common questions regarding how to build “the culture” of an organization, read more
  • Harvard Flourishing at Work Summit 2024

    How does a person “flourish” in life and work? To flourish means to have a well-balanced life, where work is important, but not central. Easy to say, but for many people, it’s harder to do. Steve French, Lx Partners, along with Michael Tremain, Sovereign’s Capital, co-hosted an invitation-only “Flourishing at Work Summit” from April 25th–26th in conjunction with The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. To learn about ELO's Programs and the Harvard Summit, read more
    Categories: Oxford, Speakers
  • Andrew Atherstone, University of Oxford Faculty, to Instruct at ELO Oxford Leadership Program

    ELO is pleased to announce that Andrew Atherstone, Latimer Research Fellow, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, will be an instructor in the ELO Oxford Leadership Program 2024. Andrew Atherstone is a historian of modern Christianity. He is Latimer Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and a Member of Oxford University’s Faculty of Theology and Religion. To learn more about Andrew Atherstone and this year's Program, read more
    Categories: Oxford, Speakers
  • Andrew Edmiston, IM Group Ltd., to Participate in ELO Oxford Leadership Program

    ELO is pleased to announce that Andrew Edmiston, Managing Director, IM Group Ltd., will participate in the ELO Oxford Leadership Program 2024. A Q&A session will be conducted by Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen with Andrew during a tour and site visit to IM Group's location in Birmingham. To find out about the site visit and the program, read more
    Categories: Oxford, Speakers
  • ELO Continues to Expand Global Impact with Lx Partners

    ELO is pleased to announce that it is growing its global footprint through collaboration with Steve French and Lx Partners. To learn more about Lx Partners and the ELO Network collaboration, read more
    Categories: Oxford
  • Simon Pillar, Pacific Equity Partners, Announced as Instructor at ELO Oxford Leadership Program

    ELO is pleased to announce that Simon Pillar, Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners, a highly successful private equity firm with A$9 billion (US$5.8B) in assets under management, will be an instructor in the ELO Oxford Leadership Program 2024. To learn about Simon Pillar and the Oxford Program, read more
    Categories: Oxford, Speakers
  • Andy Steiger, Founder, Apologetics Canada, to speak at ELO Forum Vancouver 2024!

    The ELO Forums conferences are exceptional opportunities in the realm of professional development and networking. Our conferences offer a unique mix of expertise, innovation, and community that sets them apart from any other Canadian conference. Whether you're seeking to expand your knowledge base, forge meaningful connections, or stay on top of industry trends, our conferences provide an unparalleled platform for success. We are pleased to announce that Andy Steiger, Founder and President, Apologetics Canada (AC), Abbotsford, BC, will be speaking at the ELO Forum Vancouver. To learn more about Andy Steiger and the ELO Forums, read more
    Categories: Forums, Speakers