Posts filed under: Business Leaders

Dave Evans is best known as the co-founder of Electronics Arts, the highly successful game company.  He believes, however, that his greatest contribution to our culture will not come from his high tech work, but will come from helping young people find meaning and purpose. Currently, Evans teaches a popular course at Stanford called “Design......
Victor Ho is a young Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is also a follower of Christ.  Ho is one of several other entrepreneurs I have interviewed and whose stories will have been or will be be posted to this “Finding God in Silicon Valley” Website over the next several weeks.  These entrepreneurs seek God’s guidance in......
Life has it setbacks.  During those periods of difficulty, some turn to God for comfort and guidance.  Others turn away from God and become bitter and angry.  Greg Von Gehr, a successful Silicon Valley business leader and entrepreneur, has experienced more than his share of adversity.  He not only persisted, but thrived.  His story offers......
Recently, I sat down with Ken Yeung, CEO of Prince of Peace Enterprises, to discuss his personal faith and business.  He has a captivating story which took him from Communist China as a boy to Silicon Valley where he lives a life dedicated to fulfilling a promise to God to help people. Ken Yeung is......
  It is said that to succeed in business one must have a big dream.  Venture capitalist Kevin Compton, for example, lists “thinking big” as one of his five rules for success.  Brent Dusing, founder and CEO of Lightside Games, has a big dream for his company.  His goal is to reach 100 million people......
Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with venture capitalist Kevin Compton to discuss faith and business.  In this post you will read about Compton’s near death experience, how he discovered his calling in life and his 5 rules for success.  Compton’s story provides another example of how God is working in the lives......
Competition drives Silicon Valley, as it does professional sports.  Greg Jamison, former president and CEO of the San Jose Sharks, is both a Silicon Valley businessman and a professional sports executive.   It did not surprise me that in a recent interview he said, “I love competition.”  Jamison is also a follower of Jesus Christ.  I......
Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today, in a recent article titled “Here’s to the Misfits,” wrote this about Silicon Valley: You discover two things pretty quickly when scouting stories in this part of the world. First, how many Christians there are. This is not the Bible Belt by a long stretch—pastors, church planters, and......
Personal Values Based on Biblical Principles Is it possible to live by godly principles and succeed as a business leader or does work require that you compromise your values and principles?  How can you have a career in your work place, yet be on fire for God; are they mutually exclusive?   Many struggle with these......
Making a Difference in People’s Lives In his book, Good to Great, author and business strategist, Tom Peters, describes a Level 5 leader (his highest category) as having the qualities of humility, modesty, determination, and hard work.  Peters observed in his study, that organizations which have grown into great companies are invariably led by Level......
Silicon Valley is said to be a breeding ground for entrepreneurs.  Michael Yang, an immigrant from South Korea, caught the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit at an early age.  Yang became a serial entrepreneur and launched two highly successful companies and currently mentors others.  Yang also caught another kind of spirit in Silicon Valley – faith......