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.


  • Nigel Biggar, Top World Thinker, to Instruct at ELO Oxford Leadership Program 2024

    We are pleased to announce that Nigel Biggar has joined the stellar group of presenters at this year’s ELO Oxford Leadership Program from July 7th – 13th.  Started in 2018, the ELO Oxford Leadership Program, a one-week summer executive education offering,  continues to be the world’s leading program for Christian marketplace leaders.  To learn about our speakers and the program, read more
    Categories: Oxford, Speakers
  • ELO Group Visits Cooke Aquaculture Headquarters in New Brunswick

    The ELO Peer Advisory Group had the privilege to get a comprehensive tour and site visit of Cooke Aquaculture and The Cooke Family Group of Companies, Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, on May 24. To learn about the PAG and our annual site visits, read more
  • ELO Group Meets John Neate, Founder of JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

    On May 15, our Peer Advisory Group had a site visit and insider's view of JJ Bean, one of Vancouver’s most popular coffee chains with 24 locations spread across the city. While there, our members partook in coffee cupping and tasting, a latte art lesson, and met with Founder, John Neate, and Coffee Quality Leader, Rev Grady Buhler.  To learn about the visit, read more
    Categories: Peer Advisory Groups
  • William Vanderbloemen on How To Hire & Fire Well (Part II)

    William Vanderbloemen is the founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group, the leading Christian executive search firm in the US and widely recognized as having a great company culture. He recently published the book Culture Wins [:] The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace (New York, NY: Post Hill Press, 2020). To read part two of this book review, read more
  • William Vanderbloemen on the 13 Questions to Understand Your Company Culture (Part I)

    William Vanderbloemen is the founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group, the leading Christian executive search firm in the US and widely recognized as having a great company culture. He recently published the book Culture Wins [:] The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace (New York, NY: Post Hill Press, 2020). To read more about this book review, read more
  • Innovation, Hype & Failure: Elon Musk, Meta, Yuval Harari & AI (Part II)

    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 part two of the in depth review of the book, read more
  • 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