Peter Greer on Rooting for Rivals During a Crisis

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Peter Greer on Rooting for Rivals During a Crisis

Peter Greer, President & CEO at HOPE International and a 2019 keynote speaker at the Business On Purpose conference, talks about what it looks like to root for rivals, even while our businesses might be fighting for survival. Does it even make sense to root for rivals during a time of uncertainly and widespread economic fallout from the pandemic?  Peter shares some examples of businesses and organizations that are engaged in open-handed collaboration despite very difficult times.

Conversation Highlights:

-Is this crisis bringing out the best or the worst in you, your business or your team?

-Partnership and collaboration are the tools we need to survive this crisis.

-“There are no competitors in the Kingdom of God.”

-Uncommon kindness means looking out for people and organizations other than ourselves.

-“Chose the generous path, the path of open-handedness, the path of trust.”

-If God owns it all, that frees us to open our hands to allow the resources God has entrusted to us to flow through them. (Ps 24:1)

The Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark.  We are writing our chapter of church history right now.  How will God’s people be known as we emerge from this crisis?

-What lessons can we learn from the generosity of the New Testament-era Macedonian church?

Learn more about Peter and HOPE International at or

Peter’s book is Rooting for Rivals.