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David Persing, MD and PhD, Fulfilling His Dream to Impact the World

David Persing is a scientist and a follower of Jesus Christ.  One of his life’s dreams has been to use his faith and God-given talents along with his training and experience in molecular diagnostics to have a positive impact in the world.  As the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Technology Officer at Cepheid, …

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Dave Evans, Silicon Valley Businessman and Educator – Finding Meaning and Purpose

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 …

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Victor Ho, Co-founder and CEO of FiveStars — Following God’s Guidance

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 …

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Ken Yeung, founder and CEO, Prince of Peace Enterprises, Inc. – Fulfilling a Promise to Help People

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 …

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Daniel Nava, Bay Area Native and Boston Red Sox Player — A Story of Determination and Faith

In 2010, on the first pitch he saw in the major leagues, Daniel Nava hit a grand slam home run.  Such a feat happened only one other time in the major leagues.  As amazing as that is, it is not the whole story.  The Boston Globe Magazine reports that Nava was considered “too short, too …

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Brent Dusing, Founder and CEO of Lightside Games — From Doing Things My Way to God’s Way

  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 …

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Kevin Compton, Venture Capitalist — Faith, Business and Rules for Success

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 …

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Tess Reynolds, CEO of New Door Ventures — From High Tech to Helping Disadvantaged Youth

Tess Reynolds serves as the CEO of New Door Ventures, a thriving non-profit organization having a major impact on disadvantaged youth ages 16-21 in San Francisco. Helping the disadvantaged, however, was not how Reynolds envisioned her career when she graduated with an MBA from Santa Clara University.  She was on a fast track in brand …

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Sanjay Poonen, Executive at SAP, Talks about Godly Principles and Business

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 …

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Condoleezza Rice, Stanford Professor and former Secretary of State — The Paradox of Faith and Struggle

It is a paradox of the Christian faith that struggle and faith are intertwined.  Christ suffered and died on the cross so that people could have salvation.  Eleven of the twelve apostles died violent deaths because of their faith, including crucifixion and beheading.  Most Christians are not called to such suffering, but life has its …

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