ELO Blog - Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Christianity

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.


  • Adam Grant (Should) Think Again: How To Foster Innovation

    This is the second of four blog posts. The value of Think Again to business leaders is largely as it relates to innovation, which is about thinking anew—in Grant’s parlance, to “think again. He notes that “Rethinking is a skill set, but it’s also a mindset.” [16] read more
  • Does your company have what it takes to live past 50?

    Does your company have what it takes to live past 50? See how you stack up with companies that have existed for more than 50 years. read more
  • Adam Grant (Should) Think Again: How & Why to Rethink

    This is the first of four blog posts. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant’s most recent book is Think Again[:] The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know (New York, NY: Penguin Random House, 2021). Despite straw man arguments, generalizations and disconnected concepts tied together under a broad rubric, the book has enough gems to make it a worthwhile read.  read more
  • COVID Repellent: Ten Lessons From Half-Centennial Companies (Part II)

    This blog is the second of two posts and covers the second five lessons. Half-centennial companies are getting rarer by the year, like 50-year wedding anniversaries. The average lifespan of a U.S. S&P 500 company has fallen by 80% in the last 80 years (from 67 to 15 years), and 76% of UK FTSE 100 companies have disappeared in the last 30 years. read more
  • COVID Repellent: Ten Lessons From Half-Centennial Companies (Part I)

    Half-centennial companies are getting rarer by the year, like 50-year wedding anniversaries. The average lifespan of a U.S. S&P 500 company has fallen by 80% in the last 80 years (from 67 to 15 years), and 76% of UK FTSE 100 companies have disappeared in the last 30 years. As I have worked with founders/operators of businesses of 50 years or more, I have noticed some common traits, despite industry and geographical differences, that provide resiliency or grit—ideal for repelling COVID. These are instructive for other business leaders and those who advise them and wish to understand them. read more