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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mormons, Missions and MBA's Part 3: Work Ethic on Hyperdrive

Bloomberg Businessweek recently published, "God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders." I'm sure it will get plenty of attention. I'm simply going to pull out a few various quotes for analysis.
Mormons, who consider their faith to be a Christian denomination, take Biblical exhortations to work hard to the extreme. "Mormonism is kind of like the Puritan ethic on high," says Nathan Furr, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at BYU's Marriott School. "There's total emphasis on self-sufficiency, on working hard."
Taking the Puritan ethic to extreme suggests it can be taken to excess. Balance is difficult, especially with the Church's voluntarism ethic as well. You can't stay in hyperdrive forever.



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