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Title: God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders
Post by: Jetavan on June 16, 2011, 01:44:01 PM
Gary Cornia, dean of Mormon-run (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_25/b4233058977933.htm) Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management, is often asked what makes Mormons so successful. "I'm not going to say we beat everybody out, but we do have a reputation," says Cornia. "And one of the defining opportunities for young men and young women is the mission experience." Reflecting on his own mission to the mid-Atlantic states, Cornia adds, "When I left, the son of a relatively poor mother and a father who died when I was young, I frankly didn't know if I could do anything. I came back with the confidence that I can accomplish most hard things. I may not have had that otherwise."
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Mitt Romney served in France from 1966 to 1968, after his freshman year at Stanford University. Widespread anti-American sentiment at the time made proselytizing especially difficult; in a 2007 New York Times article, Romney described his mission as humbling, saying it was the only time in his life "when most of what I was trying to do was rejected."
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Kevin Rollins, the former CEO of Dell Computers and currently a senior adviser to TPG Capital, says the rejections spiked with occasional successes that he experienced during his mission in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, prepared him for entrepreneurship. "When you get into the business world, most of what you try doesn't work either," he says. "And so the notion of having focus and determination, working hard, and leading others along with you, those principles are all things you would look for in a corporate executive, vs. someone who closes his tent after one little disappointment."
Title: Re: God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders
Post by: PeterTheAleut on June 16, 2011, 04:14:26 PM
Yeah, this does jibe with my experience, as well. Back when I was involved with Amway, I noticed that an inordinate number of the most successful Amway distributors lived in Utah. I don't think that was a coincidence.
Title: Re: God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders
Post by: Tallitot on June 16, 2011, 04:26:59 PM
Also, the prohibition of alcohol helps I believe.
Title: Re: God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders
Post by: Jetavan on June 16, 2011, 04:35:55 PM
Also, the prohibition of alcohol helps I believe.
Don't forget cigarettes and coffee prohibited, too.
Title: Re: God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders
Post by: orthonorm on June 16, 2011, 04:48:06 PM
They are crypto-Jews obviously acting under the auspices of the World Zionist Conspiracy.