Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Mango Mart Solar Cart BAM Bust

Early/mid-career Steve Aldoni left his position as a successful Vice-President at nationally-marketed Betta Doors. He wanted to make an innovative contribution in an impoverished urban area in West Africa. He had an idea: The Mango Mart Solar Cart (MMSC) The … Continue reading

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3-2-1 BAM! The Essentials

Business-As-Mission has three inseparable parts: 3. Business    2. Mission or spirituality    1.Culture THREE. See the 3 pieces in the Pie chart. BAM work is like three strands of DNA. Or a 3-strand rope woven together. The strength of BAM … Continue reading

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Salaam Mrs. Qureshi. Want to Buy a Used Garment?

Anybody can do this. Mrs. Qureshi is coming to collect her children from Hope-of-the-Community Primary School in the generic suburb of Anytown, Uniculture, Continent C. By chance, we have located our shop across the street from the school. She arrives … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Rid of so-called “Cross-Cultural” Business As Mission

Slam-Bam Sam (that was me) is making his way to the Shopping Centre right down the road, or so he thinks. I am standing at the bus stop, but the buses keep going the wrong direction – why? I am … Continue reading

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DANCES WITH MEN

The music was right and the time to dance had come upon the men. All 14 of them and me– well-bearded men in nondescript black street jackets, turbans and dark eyes. Like the English, London house-fronts stake a claim to … Continue reading

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into The Cultural Encounter

A recent US Army Report* emphasizes getting it right in THE CULTURAL ENCOUNTER. The cultural encounter is an unfolding play that never happens quite the same way twice. This is good thought for any interaction (Hi Honey, I’m home . … Continue reading

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