- Hardcover: 202 pages
- Publisher: Hendrickson Pub (May 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1619706210
- ISBN-13: 978-1619706217
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,377,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith and Calling from the Life of Joseph Hardcover – May 1, 2015
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About the Author
Albert M. (Al) Erisman is the executive in residence and past director for the Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University. He teaches business ethics and business and technology both at the undergraduate and the graduate level, and is also co-teaching a doctor of ministry cohort at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on the theology of work. Al is co-founder and executive editor of Ethix magazine (www.ethix.org), the co-author of several books in technology and mathematics, and co-chair of the executive committee for the Theology of Work Project.
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While Erisman focuses on the biblical account of a single executive in ancient Egypt, Joseph, he also sets the fascinating tale in its literary context. Rather convincingly, he suggests that the whole of the Bible is about work—not just the work of the creator but also the work of men and women made in his image.
While the account of Joseph’s fits, starts, failures, and triumphs stands on its own, Erisman tapestry reaches into our century as he weaves in parallel stories from his own experience as a successful, sometimes stumbling, executive. To these he adds yarns from several dozen men and women in today’s workaday world—selected from several hundred executives he has interviewed over the years—many of whose names and/or businesses the world has extolled.
There is a chance that this book will turn more than a few TGIFs into TGIMs