Grit

I had a 100 house paper route when I was 14 growing up in Ohio. It taught me about running a micro business and as part of that I developed grit. I define grit as the ability to persevere when things get tough. It’s part of character development.

My first lesson in grit was when some of the bundled papers from bulk delivery for the local routes were stolen including mine. I had to walk back home (no cell phones) and ...

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Don’t Underestimate Religion’s Economic Gifts

Catholics need to know some basic facts about the impact our faith has on the US economy and more importantly the impact we make advancing the common good in our society. You won’t read or hear this in the mass media. The following is an excerpt from an editorial in the National Catholic Register 10.02.16 edition.

Viewed in terms of the Gross Domestic Product, religion in the U.S. would be ranked as the 15th-largest national economy in the world. The Church, ...

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The Noble Vocation of the Business Leader

A DIVIDED LIFE OR A LIFE OF INTEGRITY?

You’ve probably heard of the phrase, “It’s nothing personal, it’s just business”. It’s credited to an accountant who worked for American organized crime in the early 1900’s. It’s probably something he said often to rationalize his accounting work in the world of crime.  In that simple statement, he was able to mentally separate his work from what he knew was right, good and virtuous. His heart and soul were specifically for faith and ...

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