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Jul 5, 2022

Today on the Follower of One podcast, Mike Henry sits down with Grant Smith, the CEO of Hand In Hand, and a quantity surveyor involved in construction for 40 years. His focus is to invest with impact, creating fairer paid employment and apprenticeships in Kenya, whilst realizing Christian ministry assets and constructing housing for lower-income groups. In this episode, Mike and Grant discuss Grant's book The Accidental Social Entrepreneur, Christians settling for second best, how humans are the limiting factor of what God can do in the world, putting your trust in Jesus, the definition of Entrepreneur, and God’s purpose for us.


Outline of the Episode

  • 0:33 – About Grant Smith
  • 1:46 – How Grant came to Christ
  • 3:14 – Grant Smith's Book - The Accidental Social Entrepreneur
  • 7:02 – How Grant’s book was created
  • 9:14 – Christians settling for second best
  • 10:53 – How humans are the limiting factor of what God can do in this world
  • 17:06 – The definition of Entrepreneur
  • 24:24 – God’s purpose for us


The Accidental Social Entrepreneur

(Note: From Grant Smith’s book ordering page) - Grant Smith is a problem solver. When confronted with the poverty he witnessed in Africa, he did the only thing he knew how – business. Both humorous and realistic, Smith tells of his successes and failures with diverse projects, challenging us to consider how we might use the resources we have been given to change lives.


The Definition of Entrepreneur 

Entrepreneurs are typically defined as someone who creates and operates a business from scratch. But, in reality, entrepreneurs are not just in business, they’re everywhere. So, the best way to define an entrepreneur is someone who creates something out of nothing.


God’s Purpose for Us

God always has a purpose for us. As long as we have breath in our lungs, God is not done with us.


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