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Dan Cathy – The Engagement Factor

🎤 In the following audio, Dan Cathy discusses the need for purpose in our actions. He answers the question “How Do You Motivate Your People?” We interviewed the Chick-fil-A CEO in 2007 as part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. In that campaign, we surveyed over 300 existing and future […]

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The J.C. Penney Legacy… an example for us

📄 J.C. Penney was an incredibly successful businessman. He learned a great deal from his father, who was a pastor. His first three stores, beginning in the mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, were called the Golden Rule Stores. Within 15 years, his business grew so rapidly that he added 350 stores to the chain. Then […]

Set Free

Being Set Free…to be in Christ

📄 Guy Ianello was raised by a good Italian family in upstate New York.  Somehow in high school he got caught up in drugs, using and then selling them.  After graduating, he had no incentive to find a real job until he got caught and was sentenced to life in prison.  But after 6 months, […]

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Check Out the “Untold Secret” Many People Are Being Inspired by This Book

🎤 🎦 Listen to John Beehner’s 20-minute overview of some of the key elements of The Untold Secret book. He’s speaking to a breakfast Bible study group.   Here John and Brig talk about the highlights of their new book. The book talks about the secret that Jesus shared and the Biblical explanation for business […]

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran From Shark Tank Shares on Rethinking Failure

🎦 Barbara Corcoran became super successful in New York City real estate by failing, taking risks, being creative, and using her determination. As one of the stars on “Shark Tank” television show, her fame continues to grow. Her “Never give up” attitude is contagious. Many would say her selection for the TV show was a […]

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The Passion for Success – Steve Jobs

🎦 An audience member asks Steve Jobs, at a Conference with Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, what is the single most important thing younger innovators should know to get ahead. Jobs explains why it is important to have a passion for what you do, the passion for success.     See other advice from Steve […]

Calvin Bryant

Latest Internet & Web Marketing – Calvin Bryant

🎤 Calvin Bryant is a professional who has owned his own firm in graphics and web design for 21 years and has had as many as 18 people working for him.  He started very young, fresh out of school, and worked with many top ministries, including Joel Osteen. Contact info: calvin.bryant@c7creative.com 704-691-4601       […]

Bruce Dingman

The Scoop on Hiring Key Executives – Bruce Dingman

🎤 Bruce Dingman, headquartered near Santa Barbara, is considered one of the top headhunters in America. Close to 70% of his business comes from working with large corporations and hiring key executives through national searches. The other 30% of his time is dedicated to helping national and regional ministries find key executives for their organization. […]

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Hit in the Head with a Brick – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs was faced with some of the worst rocky soil experiences ever when he was fired in 1985 from Apple, the company he co-founded.  But he never stopped innovating.  It was in his nature.  No one predicted the iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Steve shared some of his best insights as a commencement speaker […]

Building Blocks for Success

The Building Blocks for Success – How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth

🎦 As part of the Genesis Workshop, and what we have now branded as “How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth”, John Beehner shares how to build a successful business on a solid foundation, using the Bible as a roadmap. The whole illustration appears in the Introductory Session 1 of the workshop series. Building Blocks for […]

Dr. Ted Prince

Why Most CEOs Fail and Few Succeed – Dr. Ted Prince

🎦 Dr. Ted Prince is founder of Perth Leadership Institute. He is from Australia but has spent over 30 years in the USA. During the growth years of Hi-Tech companies on Wall Street in the 90’s, he had the opportunity to serve on 8 different boards helping to hire the CEO. Many of the CEOs […]

Business Growth

The Ups & Downs of Business Growth – John Beehner

🎦 After John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel, sold the TEC Florida business, he discovered the three cornerstones of building a business on a solid foundation in writing his first book. This video on the ups & downs of business growth was recorded in 2000 on VHS and transferred to MP4 for this website. John […]

John Rivers

The Secret to the Sauce – John Rivers, Founder & CEO

🎦 John Rivers spent many years in the healthcare industry and became president of a large pharmaceutical company that he grew to $2 billion in sales and then sold in a big merger. While he stayed the two next years, he gained a heart to help raise money for non-profits and churches through his favorite […]

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How To Profit From Values by John Beehner

🎦 This video on how to profit from values was recorded on VHS in 1998. It was after John Beehner had published his first book, called True Wealth by the Book. With the development of this site, his recording was converted to MP4 for viewing here.  This was one of the first talks John shared […]

Strategic Plan Packet for Entrepreneurs

Download Strategic Plan Pre-Work Packet. Our free Strategic Planning Pre-Work Packet is designed for entrepreneurs to review their vision and mission by department goals and numbers compared to recent years. Skip the pages that don’t apply to your company or combine department goals. Our passion is to stimulate your thinking and give worksheet examples. Suggestion: […]

Ed Silvoso

Power of Obedience with Ed Silvoso

🎦 Ed Silvoso, originally a pastor from Argentina and author of the best selling book Anointed for Business has taught and inspired many business people how to seek and follow the Lord in their businesses around the world. This video features Graham Power, CEO and Founder of Power Group of Companies. They are the largest […]

Open Book Management

Open Book Management – Creating A Company Of Entrepreneurs

🎦 Comment by John Beehner, Founder of Wise Counsel: John Case, a business author, does a good job of explaining what I believe is an excellent model for dynamic business success, “Open Book Management.” I believe it is the best Biblical model I have ever seen in working with over 400 different companies over 35 years. […]

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When He Knocks, Will You Answer? Horst Schulze from Ritz Carlton

🎦 When he knocks, will you answer is a tremendous, personal story by Horst Schulze. Horst is a unique and outstanding former President of Ritz Carlton raised in Germany. As a very young man, he trained and started as a busboy. He started moving up and was later promoted to management levels in some of the […]

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Three Laws of Business Success – Pat Robertson

🎦 How Pat Robertson founded the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) is an amazing story of faith, trust, and obedience. A willingness to give up everything and follow the Lord with 3 kids from a successful life as an attorney in corporate America, sell everything and just pick up and move without many details or instructions […]

Work Worship

Why is Work Worship?

🎦 Why is Work Worship? The world tells us that work is just a means to more comfort … More stuff…More me. TV shows and even our misdirected language in the church have hijacked our view of work and belittled it to mundane and meaningless. Whether you are a CEO, young entrepreneur or manager in […]

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Your Dream or God’s Vision: The Story of VeggieTales Founder Phil Vischer

🎦 Phil Vischer was well on his way to becoming the next Walt Disney. He had created VeggieTales, the most popular children’s video series ever. He built the largest animation studio between the coasts. All was going according to plan when suddenly the whole thing blew up in his face. In this video, Phil discusses […]

RECESSION

What a Lousy RECESSION Diet!

📄 A few years ago, I was sharing with a local banker that, with the downturn (recession) in the economy, the Lord has put us on a BIG diet. The “Grace Period” of irresponsible lending and borrowing was over; there is a price to pay. The grace period had ended and we could no longer […]

Bill O’Reilly

Changing the World Starting at Home and School – Bill O’Reilly

📄 Recently, Bill O’Reilly, the TV talk show host, and commentator, was talking about the need for vouchers, charter schools and even teacher incentives. So often the subject gets back to crime and teaching our kids how to be productive citizens and avoiding the life of crime. Deeper than that is the need for parents […]

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Dave Browne – The Gift Of Sight – Lenscrafters

🎦 Dave Browne is the former CEO of Lenscrafters, the national retail chain and seller of eye apparel. Frustrated and bored in Christian workshop one day, he walked outside with his Bible to sit on a park bench. Concerned about the business and numerous issues, he sought the Lord and as he opened his Bible, […]

Brig Hart

Can Failure Lead to Success? Ask Brig Hart

📄 I am sure there are at least a million Americans who have heard of the living legend known as Brig Hart.  Brig had a rough early life, toying with drugs while trying to find his way.  But at a young age, he discovered Amway, the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business co-founded by Rich DeVos in Michigan […]

Turnarounds

Turnarounds Abound in His Work

📄 Turnarounds About in His Work Referenced from the book The Untold Secret that creates True Wealth. Doug Weiss was born in the thorny soil. Conceived out of wedlock, he never met his father. As a good looking and smooth talking young man, he pursued the ladies. The seed of lust gripped his heart and […]

Linda Rios Brook

Life Changing Turnaround – Linda Rios Brook

📄 Linda Rios Brook spent many years in network television working with ABC, CBS, and NBC as the president and general manager of affiliates in Texas, Florida, and Minnesota. In 1991, she found herself in the middle of a frenzy in both the secular and Christian media about a Bible study she led in the […]

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There is a Creator who Orchestrates Success

📄 We were all created to do the will of the Father. The Lord is so patient in waiting for us to get our acts together. He gives us multiple chances to come home. Good works are for the manifestation of the character of God, will of God, and the power of God. Noble acts […]

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Have You Got the Mustard to Make Changes?

📄 The Parable of the Mustard Seed is referenced at least six times in scripture. Jesus said that “faith is like a mustard seed,” which even though 1 and 2 millimeters in diameter can become the biggest tree in the garden. The tree grows so large that it even provides places for birds to perch. […]

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Spiritual Bailout Package – John Beehner

🎤 🎦 Written in 2009 during the height of the economic crisis in the USA, when there was a call for the President and Congress to pass an economic bailout package to create jobs for millions of Americans.  John Beehner felt the Lord was telling him that we needed a spiritual bailout package instead so […]

Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

The Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

📄 In Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, he describes how each of us has a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by • words of affirmation • quality time, listening • acts of service • gifts • physical touch In business growth, we can also show love through: 1. […]

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Was the Starbucks Vision seen in Italy?

📄 In 1981, Howard Schultz was general manager of a Swedish kitchen housewares business in New York. He noticed that a small company in Seattle by the name of Starbucks was ordering more coffeemakers than Macy’s department store. Howard was intrigued and decided to pay them a visit. At the time, Starbucks had three partners […]

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TOMS Shoes… The Golden Rule at Work – Brian Mycoskie

🎦 In 2006, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and saw that they didn’t have adequate shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes for a child in need. One […]

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Mike Schneider’s Wife Would Not Let Him Be an Atheist

🎦 Mike Schneider and his wife went from almost losing everything to building a successful restaurant chain while his wife persisted in her insistence that he stop being an atheist and meet the Lord. From Wise Counsel’s Marketplace Witness Show.

Bryan Hickox

Bryan Hickox, Winner of 7 Emmy’s in Hollywood

🎦 Bryan Hickox, raised in California, always wanted to be in the movies ever since his Dad worked in the early days of TV.  In his testimony, he tells of the ups and downs and the pastor who inspired him to find the Lord.  Bryan has produced over 75 movies and won 7 Emmy Award. He […]

American Economic Success

American Economic Success is Dependent on the Bible

📄 In the 1920’s, entrepreneur and author Robert Babson asked the President of Argentina why South America, with all its natural resources, was so far behind North America in progress and marketing?  He concluded, “South America was settled by the Spanish who came to find gold and North America was settled by Pilgrims in search […]

True Measure of Success

Wealth is Not a True Measure of Success

📄 One of the major causes of the economic crisis is greedy individuals in the marketplace.  Unfortunately for American consumers, we get caught up in these “greed binges.”  We were all affected by the “no money down”, “no credit check”, “no closings costs”, “easy money” culture that facilitated the financial crisis of 2007, the worst […]