A2.business Enterprise: Starship Log – Entry 2017-0321-09:33
I grew up watching the TV series, Star Trek. I was recently reminded of the opening of that show at a session of A2.business in South Asia. Star Trek opened every show with Captain James T. Kirk saying,
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
After spending the weekend together one of the CEO’s shared this A2.business group is the right group for marketplace leaders who must “boldly go where no pastor can go.”
This takeaway came out of the group’s experience together of “life-on-life” with each other and with our faculty for the weekend, Ram Gidoomal from London. Ram shared deeply out of his life story, a rich history of God’s calling to Himself and to being a business leader. Precisely because Ram spent most of his life in the marketplace, he was able to kindle conversation about balancing success in business with a heart for mission. Ram shared out of both his successes and mistakes, and how his relationship with God grew.
Out of this experience he learned how to be intentionally missional. He demonstrated through his own stories how to go into places in the marketplace that only a few leaders can go, always displaying the light of Christ.
Vision of a Few to Change the Many
The A2.Business leaders Ram spent the weekend with are a small group who have a vision to change many. They know they have been put in C-suite positions where they can help transform their countries from the inside out. Ram inspired the cohort to press on toward the high calling of being a Christ-like leader.
Elliott Snuggs, First Lieutenant
Starship Log – Entry 2017-0321-09:33
- A2.business website
- Image of Starship Enterprise courtesy of OvBacon
- Ram Gidoomal's endorsement of A2.business
Ram Gidoomal (United Kingdom)
Ram is a businessman and entrepreneur who over the last twenty years has used his business acumen to support the work of numerous public and charitable organizations and global and local missions. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of Traidcraft and the Lausanne Movement Board of Directors. Past roles include UK Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group, Crown appointee to the Court and Council of Imperial College London, and founder of the Christmas Cracker Charity which has raised over £5million, engaged upwards of 50,000 young people in the process, and mobilized many of them to world mission. He was a candidate for London Mayor for the Christian Peoples Alliance in 2000 and 2004 gaining nearly 100,000 votes in each election. (see article in The Guardian)