[sword-devel] Spending $1,000,000 in development and giving away the fruits
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 22:57:21 +0800
On Thursday 20 December 2001 16:29, Michael Rempel wrote:
> What is intrinsic to business that makes it unspiritual?
What I mean by that is: I did not say that business was unspiritual. You can
climb down off that hobbyhorse now.
What I did say was that running a business *as*a*purpose* competes against
spreading the Gospel *as*a*purpose*. There will come times when you have to
make decisions that will either favour your business success at the expense
of spreading the Gospel, or vice versa. The greater this conflict, the more
energy goes into resolving (agonising over) each item of conflict as it
arises, the less goes into your primary purpose.
If the primary purpose of your activity is clear, the decisions become
straightforward (not necessarily without physical cost, but certainly
straightforward). One of the very few truly wise things which Henry Kissinger
said (AFAICT the only truly wise thing) was ``The absence of alternatives
clears the mind marvellously.''
If your purpose is not clear, or if you have several competing goals, she's a
not so simple.