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Site and Podcast Updates! - Comments (0)

Printer Friendly Category: Administrivia
Author: Jerod Santo
Date: 29th June, 2006 @ 10:10:22 AM

Dear BibleStudy.net faithful,

You’ve probably noticed some changes to the site. Here are some of the new features.

Firstly, we tweaked the layout a bit. The articles are accessible via the left column. The right column is gone to make room for content. “Current Series” was deleted. Broadcasts are available in the Broadcast Archives

Secondly, John began a series about his venture in Africa. These, and similar writings, will compose a section called Behind the Lines. BTL is about John’s personal experiences as he wars against wicked spirits . These are distinguishable from the regular Articles: solid Bible takes to help dissipate the fog of spiritual war. Our goal is to section BTL to distinguish the sections of the site.

You don’t have to register to post comments. We want BibleStudy.net to be a forum for readers to discuss the topics, comparing spiritual things with spiritual . Feel free to comment on articles, ask questions, refute statements, and get involved. We are open to your articles – which may be edited – to contribute to the content.

Finally, we gave BibleStudy.net Podcast a makeover, and a new home. Shows will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays. New broadcasts will be added. The first series is “Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven,” and the first episode is available for download! Point your podcast or RSS readers to this location for the new feed and automatically download shows as they are released.

In addition to the Contact Us page, which is for questions/comments pertaining to site content, you can email help@biblestudy.net with any other questions about the site.

If you need help with podcasting, accessing the archives, or have a suggestion, we’d love to hear from you.

Until then, may God bless your meditation in His Word

African Venture: No Secrets to Our Success - Comments (1)

Printer Friendly Category: Behind the Lines,Venture in Africa
Author: John Malone
Date: 25th June, 2006 @ 11:42:38 PM

You may realize this account is leading to a bitter end. It is.

This account is to inform the reader of how we succeeded and why we failed, and who helped each side.

Our success is in no way attributable to governments. In fact, on the Kenyan side, steering clear of typical government involvement was essential.
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African Venture: Greed Kills - Comments (0)

Printer Friendly Category: Behind the Lines,Venture in Africa
Author: John Malone
Date: 22nd June, 2006 @ 10:44:54 AM

You hear success breeds success. I don’t agree.

Success breeds moral failure, certainly.

Greed and envy are two ugly monsters that, when they rear their heads, slime all over things.
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The African Venture Grows Up - Comments (0)

Printer Friendly Category: Behind the Lines,Venture in Africa
Author: John Malone
Date: 21st June, 2006 @ 04:27:34 PM

The joint venture we started with the JKUAT was inconveniently called “The JKUAT-MMS Information Technology Centre.” We didn’t mind the second billing because, despite the fact that MMS provided the main manpower and funding for the curriculum development, and the initial computer and software capital, it was the JKUAT that was providing the brand for the education, and that was very important.

Additionally, the university supplied a couple of broken down buildings (scarcely more than concrete huts) – which we shared with a university program – and the dirt between and around them. The university – actually, professors Thairu, and Vice-Chancellor Ratemo Michieka – helped the venture succeed by keeping money-grubbing faculty away from the funds being generated, and out of the classrooms.
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My African Joint Venture (J/V) - Comments (1)

Printer Friendly Category: Behind the Lines,Venture in Africa
Author: John Malone
Date: @ 03:19:39 PM

I became an investor in Kenya, in east Africa, in 1993. I started a company named “Diamond Systems, Ltd.” and we began, as our motto said, to deliver “World Class Computers at World Market Prices.”

We became something of an overnight sensation in Kenya, especially Nairobi, because we conducted ourselves in a nearly unprecedented way: (1) we did not pay bribes (sitoi kitu kidoogo); (2) we did pay customs taxes; (3) we advertised our prices in the newspaper (so that owners knew what their employees actually paid for computers).

Almost overnight, we became very well known, and attracted the attention of one of the most influential educators in Kenya, Professor Henry Thairu, the equivalent of the Dean of Faculty at the only national technical university in the country, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Professor Thairu and I became known to each other, and agreed that the future of Kenya, in part, rested in technical training in information technology. We also discovered that each of us was a believer is Jesus Christ, so we had that in common, and our relationship found a bond of trust and communication that facilitated our working together.

Our joint venture, springing from our discussions, envisioned a poor country’s Leland’s farm (Stanford) with a technology park associated with the campus. That park would be in Phase II of our venture. The primary work was to get a curriculum in place to certify, give diplomas, and degrees to students who were not able to be enrolled in the university due to lack of seats, despite having qualified by test score.

The joint venture was duly drawn up. When countries (Kenya) are involved, the proper document to accomplish this is a “Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).” Professor Thairu, notably an honest and competent administrator in an environment not known for such traits, had the document drawn up, and guided it through all the bureaucracy of the university for approval.

The finished MOA was a 50-50 partnership between my company (Micro Mini Systems, Inc.) and the university (JKUAT), with the stipulation that the operation would be managed by Diamond Systems, Ltd. of Kenya.

The venture was launched at the beginning of 1997. It was an unbridled success from the outset.

The “Immigration” Problem - Comments (1)

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Author: John Malone
Date: 16th June, 2006 @ 03:31:02 PM

I was in Washington, D.C. to visit my US Senator – Chuck Hagel – when the buzz about “Illegal Immigrants” was peaking.

Set aside for the moment the fact that, although I had an APPOINTMENT AT HER REQUEST with Senator Hagel’s Chief of Staff, she tried to have me arrested by the Capitol Police.
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