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What Is Spiritual Capitalism?

06/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Spiritual capitalism doesn't mean prayer sessions on the shop floor and guided meditations in the boardroom. At least it doesn't have to. What it does mean is the success of an enterprise is measured by values like "integrity" and "commitment" as much as by targets like "efficiency" and "profitability." It's based on the recognition that every businessperson--whether you're the CEO of a major multinational or the head of your own small firm--is in the service industry, and the services rendered must benefit not just yourself and your shareholders, but the planet and other people as well. The first commandment of the growing spiritual-capitalism movement is: Taking care of business means taking care of others.

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