The Authors


Author 1_Van BiljonPeet van Biljon advises companies on strategy, innovation and ethics. He has worked in the business world for thirty years. He has been a management consultant at McKinsey and CEB, and has held executive positions in several companies internationally. Van Biljon’s articles on innovation have been published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Research-Technology Management and on He has an engineering degree from the University of Stellenbosch and accounting and economics degrees from the University of South Africa. He lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife and sons.

Author 2_Sprouse_

James C. Sprouse is senior pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, Virginia. Sprouse has been serving as a pastor for over forty years. He graduated from the University of Virginia undergraduate and graduate schools and Union Theological Seminary. He acted as chair of the Equitable Compensation Committee at the Virginia Conference for four years. Sprouse and his wife live in McLean, Virginia.