The Dignity of Profit (Paperback)
Consultants, by nature, are a questioning bunch. Unlike engineers, who will tell you how to make a watch when you ask them the time, consultants will take your watch and then tell you the time. Many answers have bubbled up from experience and research as this book was put together. God has offered many alternatives that were far better than the traditional ways of helping people. With all the money spent on efforts to eradicate poverty and revitalize communities, one might think that the problem is being solved. Nothing could be farther than the truth. Nathan W. McKie, Sr. has provided a deep look into the situation that is faced when one decides to try to help change the situation faced in rural America and in some of its urban neighborhoods. The only alternative that shows long-term success is entrepreneurship. However, the traditional ways of addressing mission work stand in the way of making progress in this regard. Step-by-step, McKie uses his experience as a Christian, an entrepreneur, a consultant, a teacher, and a mentor to guide the reader through a way that can lead to success in areas where the picture is dark for the future of many communities. You may find this provocative, and that is fine. Situations are different, for sure, but it should be worth trying something that is working successfully to change the landscape for the better.