Rekindling the Intellectual, Spiritual, Creative legacy of Christians in Culture

rick_steves As host, writer and producer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, host of the public radio show, Travel with Rick Steves and best-selling author of 30 European travel books, Rick Steves has become one of America's most familiar brands.  The name Rick Steves has become synonymous with trustworthy, thoughtful, down-to-earth advice. Yet from the beginning Rick Steves has mingled private conviction with his public image, from concerns for the poor and justice to his most recent stands for legalization of marijuana and opposition to the US war in Iraq. Rick seems to be a man who is unafraid to lose business through taking a stand on controversial issues, and in a day of spin, positioning and go-along-to-get-along, this seems unusual. Our subject is The Courage of Conviction and our guest is Rick Steves joined by Dan Voetmann of Destination Marketing.

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  1. You make a very good point about shareholder responsibilities for the public companies compared with private companies. What advice do you have for managers at public companies regarding our social responsibilities and stewardship?

  2. There are people in this country who have stood up for their convictions and suffered significant consequences. For example, scientists and the FDA or journalists pursuing an investigation. How firmly would Rick hold to his convictions if he really believed he would lose everything?

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