In the most recent edition of The Economist, an article discusses a surprising link between business and Mormonism. More specifically, many successful and prominent businessmen happen to be Mormon. Mitt Romney, David Neeleman (Jet Blue), Eric Varvel (Boss of Credit Suisse’s investment bank), and Harris Simmons (head of Zions Bankcorporation), to name a few. Does being Mormon have anything to do with their success?
The article focuses on the work ethic many Mormons are exposed to at a young age and the tradition of missionary work which instills dedication and entrepreneurship in overwhelming odds. This could very well be the reason why so many Mormons have found success in business later on in life. Could it be coincidence? I believe it’s more than that, but check out the article and judge for yourself.
The Mormon Way of Business