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The Case for Patience

Written by Gary North on June 18, 2016


One of the truly discouraging things for every businessman or minister to deal with is the slowness of all progress within his organization. A man who is pioneering a particular idea or technology believes that his product is so unique, so beneficial, and so marketable that buyers or contributors will line up to buy it. […]

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The Calling

Written by Gary North on May 28, 2016


“The Protestant ethic.” We hear that phrase all the time. Usually, people speak of the Protestant ethic as something that belonged to the American (or British, or Dutch) people generations ago, but which is dead today. In fact, the only place it still seems to flourish is in Japan, except that the Japanese are not […]

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Pareto’s Pyramid of Performance

Written by Gary North on January 30, 2016


Most people believe that second rate performance is fine, and third-rate performance is acceptable. I do not, and I never have. The more important your cause is to you, the more important you think your cause should be to the world. If you represent your cause in a second rate way, you are doing your […]

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The Home Business as a Christian Calling

Written by Gary North on January 30, 2016


In every person’s life there are key turning points. I believe this is also true of nations and civilizations. These turning points have meaning only in reference to long, uneventful periods of conventional day-to-day activities. That is the whole meaning of a turning point. It turns us into a new path after years of stability. […]

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Unprofitable Servants

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2016


So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do (Luke 17:10). The words of Jesus are not palatable to the self-proclaimed autonomous man. Jesus, to use the vernacular, never gave man a lot of […]

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A Sense of Accomplishment

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015


One of the phrases we hear today is this: “People have no pride in their work anymore.” There is a sense of loss in our era. The erosion of standards of craftsmanship represents an even greater moral erosion in our society. Unquestionably, the free market system has produced remarkable examples of productivity. There is no […]

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Job, Calling, and Legacy in My Career

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2015


Remnant Review I received this as a private email yesterday. I have been a long time subscriber and look forward to reading your articles daily but I can’t help but to feel sorry for you. You work too much. You are no longer a young man, you are old. You are heading toward the final […]

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“The Wrecking Crew”: Model of Success

Written by Gary North on March 24, 2015


I have just seen a great documentary. It is being shown around the United States in art theaters. It has been simultaneously released on Amazon. I had to pay $6.99 to watch it on Amazon, and it was the best $6.99 I have spent in a long time. The documentary is titled, The Wrecking Crew. […]

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High-Output Marriages

Written by Gary North on October 2, 2014


For most people throughout history, marriage has been the primary means of attaining increased production. The reason is simple: the division of labor. It enables people to specialize. Specialization increases output per unit of resource input. That is how economists describe economic production. I was able to achieve considerable output as a graduate student. I […]

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