Amish Ex-Farmers Have Business Tips for CEOs
Burke, Daniel, The Christian Century
Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in America have never been to high school, don't use electricity, and would sooner love their competitors than sue them.
For generations, the Amish have tended farms tucked away in rural communities like Lancaster, Pennsylvania, motivated by a faith that urged them to be in the world but not of it. But as housing subdivisions and strip malls suck up farmland, many Amish have traded their plows for profits--with remarkable success.
There are nearly 9,000 Amish-run small businesses in North America, according to Donald Kraybill, a professor at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster and a noted expert on the Amish and other …
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Publication information: Article title: Amish Ex-Farmers Have Business Tips for CEOs. Contributors: Burke, Daniel - Author. Magazine title: The Christian Century. Volume: 127. Issue: 16 Publication date: August 10, 2010. Page number: 18. © 2009 The Christian Century Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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