Guest: Greg Baumer
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Greg began his career with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. He then worked as an investment professional for the private equity firm Advent International, where he focused on investments in the healthcare sector. After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2015, Greg joined Nashville-based healthcare technology startup naviHealth as vice president of product development and innovation.
It was while taking a Harvard Divinity School course called God & Money that Greg began to think deeply about the intersection of faith and finance. As he came to the startling conclusion that underpins God and Money (formerly titled Through the Needle)—that Christians are called to a radical level of generosity—he began to move beyond tithing and embrace a financial strategy centered on giving. Greg now hopes to experience the incredible joy and satisfaction that comes only through generously serving God with his wealth. He also aspires to participate in the mobilization of God’s church to launch a wave of generosity never before experienced on earth.
[2:12] Why it’s not wrong to create wealth for yourself
[3:56] The conclusion Greg drew about how to use money from reading the scriptures
[5:50] Caps that Greg and John suggest creating with your family
[8:28] Looking for the best Kingdom Focused ROI
[12:27] How Greg was tested to practice what he preached after only 6 weeks on his new job
[15:47] More lessons Greg learned during his time at Harvard Business
[17:59] Engaging in generosity in groups rather than individually
[19:54] How sharing financial information with close friends can hold you accountable in your giving