Human beings may have conquered markets, introduced technical innovations, built enterprises, and accumulated great wealth, but we may be failing in one of the most important tasks of our culture – the passing on of a moral tradition that builds good character in our children that contributes to the moral and spiritual capital of the country. Entrepreneurs are not only a powerful force in our economy, but also our culture because they create trends, break molds, and cause significant changes within society. Their enormous creativity stems from their skills, experiences, and characteristics – habits if you will – that some people describe as “entrepreneurial virtues.” Christianity and particularly Catholicism, for example, has developed a social tradition that reconnects the entrepreneur’s work to a moral and spiritual vision of the enterprise. When Christian culture is at its best, it generates an economic order that humanizes the entrepreneurial realm in a way that generates faithful companies that contribute to the common good.
Naughton, Michael and Cornwall, Jeffrey R.
"Culture as the Basis of The Good Entrepreneur,"
Journal of Religion and Business Ethics:
Vol. 1, Article 2.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/jrbe/vol1/iss1/2