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Quaker Capitalism – Lessons for Today

By Rev. Dr. Richard Turnbull

Paperback: 83 pages
Publisher: Centre for Enterprise, Markets & Ethics, U.K. (2017)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
Condition: Used/acceptable (heavy sticker residue/minor tears to cover)

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The frugality and simplicity of the Quaker character encouraged the patient wait for economic return in entrepreneurial activity – the precise opposite of the greed that seems so much at the forefront today. We need to ask what were the principles that drove the Quaker vision and how might we apply those principles today? Perhaps if greater attention had been paid to the stewardship of the historic Quaker values in the period following the 2007 financial crisis, we might have been better served.

There are four reasons why the Quakers were successful:

  • Understanding that culture shapes purpose and identity;
  • A willingness to talk and act morally;
  • The central role of the family business;
  • Understanding the wider responsibilities of business and capital.

The aim of this publication is to explore why the Quakers were so prominent in business, the reasons for their success, and to consider what lessons we can learn for today.

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Weight 6.6 oz