Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

A recent series of articles found in Forbes magazine is one of the best expressions I have read of how faith and business can be fused together, with depth and integrity. They involve the account of an entrepreneur/writer who has spent some quality time with the monks at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, S.C. Read all four parts at:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/14/trappist-business-lessons-leadership-management-mepkin1.html

I want to thank a friend from church here in Franklin, Tenn., named Stephen Brown, for sending me the link to these articles. I have passed it on to nearly a dozen people already, and wanted to share it here as well.

As you read, you will find the seven business “secrets” articulated with powerful examples that touch the heart and mind. The list includes:

1. Having a high, overarching mission worthy of being served
2. Selflessness
3. Commitment to excellence
4. Ruthless dedication to the highest ethical standards
5. Faith
6. Trust
7. Living the life

Read the articles to learn more! These pieces contain some very relevant insights for both the spiritual and the secular…and for those like myself who seek to break down the artificial walls between the two spheres.