It’s time for a small confession: I struggle with being a “Christian Businessman”. The struggle isn’t a moral one, as in “am I making decisions that are full of integrity, or God-honoring”. The struggle isn’t a business one, as in, “am I giving enough of our profits away to those in need”. The struggle is […]Read more "On Being a Christian Businessman…"
Recently I was invited to speak at a fundraiser dinner for the Cal State University, San Bernardino School of Business. Hosted by the Ontario Convention Center, it was an event highlighting social entrepreneurs in the area, with the thematic title, “Start Something That Matters”. I was flattered to be invited. But as I dug a […]Read more "On Story"
So, I’m taking advantage of the pace of summer by following through on a promise I made to my three boys… For the past two years, they have been asking for a treehouse in the back yard. There were two problems with this: First, we had a newborn, and although he would have loved quality […]Read more "On Keeping Promises"
I cannot begin to describe what the last few months have been for me personally. There have been equal parts thrill and terror, elation and anxiety, sleepless nights and deep rest. And it’s all been worth it. What had been a year’s courtship with a Probat L12 coffee roaster has finally come to fruition—this beautiful […]Read more "Wild Goose Coffee Lands Near Redlands Airport!"
20,000 pounds. It just sounds like so much food, I guess because it is, and it’s really surreal. I remember the thrill we had when the Redlands Daily Facts interviewed us during the Christmas season in 2008. I was so excited to report that we had donated over 200 pounds of food to Joseph’s Storehouse […]Read more "Wild Goose Coffee Donates Over 20,000 Pounds of Food!"
So… The decision I’ve both been yearning for and dreading has finally been made. It was one of those that I had been pondering for months, reading the signposts, and genuinely wrestling with the decision, wanting so bad to make it at the right time, for the right reasons. But then a minor medical incident […]Read more "On a Chapter’s Pause"
OK, so I’m just as human as the next person, apparently… I started Wild Goose with philanthropic interests in mind: helping the needy, using our coffee as a vehicle for good, etc. It has been an amazing journey of social enterprise; that strange balance between philanthropy and capitalism that can drive even the most honest-hearted […]Read more "On Profits vs. Benefits"