Fri, 5 January 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Rob Bell, one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2011 and author of Love Wins, about the bible's views on entrepreneurship, what we should be doing with the wealth we accumulate, and what we can learn from King Solomon's story.
The two also discuss how good things can become victims of their own success and lead to people simply doing the same things as before to sustain the system rather than trying to improve life like it was initially.
[2:21] You can truly love something that completely exhausts you
[3:12] What the bible tells us about entrepreneurship
[8:59] Business relationships between seller and customer should be win-win
[11:22] The question Hebrew scholars ask about Solomon's story
[14:54] Institutions naturally bend toward self-preservation
[19:15] The gap between the haves and the have-nots is creating new levels of frustration and anger
The bible is a very sharp critique of wealth and power when it is not used to help those who need it most
For those of us in the developed world...everything we do to help empower those that need it...does make the world more safe