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Affluent Investor | July 27, 2017

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AboutRichard (Rick) J. Goossen, Author at Affluent Investor

Richard (Rick) J. Goossen

Richard (Rick) J. Goossen

Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD., works with Covenant Family Wealth Advisors (Vancouver & Toronto) (www.covenant.ca), as a Relationship Manager and Strategic Advisor. He is Director, Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. He is Chairman, Advisory Board, Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization, which organizes the world premier events for Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders. For information go to www.entrepreneurialleaders.com.

Posts By Richard (Rick) J. Goossen

July 14, 2017 |

Five Phases of Christian Leadership

Is there a difference between a leader and a Christian leader? If so, how? Should Christians simply learn the best mainstream leadership techniques with their beliefs as an unrelated backdrop? No, there’s more to it than that. For Christian leaders, … Read More

June 5, 2017 |

Are Entrepreneurs the Most Important Christian Leaders?

The most influential Christians today—such as Mark Burnett, John C. Maxwell, Lord Robert Edmiston and Bobby Gruenewald—are often entrepreneurial leaders.  The synergy of an entrepreneurial approach combined with an understanding of leadership can lead to an exponential impact in organizations, … Read More

June 1, 2016 |

Sheila Wray Gregoire & The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex

The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex. That’s an eye-catching title—especially in most Christian circles. That is the title of one of Sheila Wray Gregoire’s books. She has sold over 100,000 books, she speaks 70 – 80 times per … Read More

May 5, 2016 |

The Power to Overcome

I recently asked one extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, a founder of a multi-billion dollar multinational business, if he could join a panel discussion at one of our ELO events about how to overcome failure. He quipped, “how much time do … Read More

April 20, 2016 |

Lord Stephen Green on Purpose and Value in Financial Markets

Stephen Green joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in 1982. In 1998, he was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc. He became Group Chief Executive in 2003 and Group Chairman 2006. HSBC is … Read More

April 13, 2016 |

Lord Stephen K. Green on Faith at Work

Stephen Green joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in 1982. In 1998, he was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc. He became Group Chief Executive in 2003 and Group Chairman 2006. HSBC is … Read More

April 4, 2016 |

Lord Stephen K. Green on Leading & Calling in the Marketplace

Stephen Green joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in 1982. In 1998, he was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc. He became Group Chief Executive in 2003 and Group Chairman 2006. HSBC is one of the … Read More

November 19, 2015 |

Malcolm Gladwell of David and Goliath: An Entrepreneurial Dilettante?

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, David and Goliath, is a typically-intriguing array of interesting anecdotes, tales, and research reports strung together by a thread, very thin at times, that makes for good airplane reading. At various points throughout his book, he … Read More

November 9, 2015 |

Thank God For Closed Doors

When it comes to calling, where does our effort meet God’s providence? God has a purpose for our lives. We look for the open doors. Sometimes, however, there are closed doors. We are apt to think that this is … Read More

October 30, 2015 |

What is Your Blind Spot?

We all know the common use of the term “blind spot.” That’s when you’re driving and there is a vehicle parallel and a bit behind you. You can’t see it behind you and you can’t see it beside you—it’s … Read More

October 29, 2015 |

Calling: You Are Not in Control

You are not in control. Yes, this is indeed true. You and I are not in control. Everything we do is subject to God’s providence. This is an important point to bear in mind with respect to our pursuit … Read More

October 26, 2015 |

Are You An Invisible Christian?

In 2013 Mark Burnett, the #1 TV Hollywood producer, was our keynote speaker in front of 450 attendees at the ELO World Conference in Vancouver, Canada. One guest as she walked into the ballroom, gasped, “I’ve been told about Christians … Read More

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