Posted by bonry at 6:20 AM. Placed in Uncategorized category
Well here’s to a post that was almost done and I sometimes hit a key where it highlights and deletes everything. Well that happened tonight after I had spent over an hour writing. So let’s see if I can do a quick refresher and get it all done as quick as possible.
Here are some questions that I was told I needed to answer in my post this week.
- Based on what you read in the first two pages (pages 3 and 4), why are virtue and integrity so vital to an economy? Virture and integrity are important in any business, because many people feel that corporations are not taking care of those that work for them. So a company with Virtue and integrity is one that is honest and true. They will do their best for you without cutting corners.
- According to Charles Handy, what is the “real justification” for the existence of businesses? The real justification of a company is not just for a profit, it is to do more with the profit. More to help others and serve them.
- What are two solutions proposed by Handy that you agree with? Why? The first solution is that while it is important to eat to live, if we lived to eat we would all have problems. Eating to live makes it apart of who we are, but not the main focus of our lives- so serving others and having a business that serves it beneficial in that it is not the only reason we are in business.
Another reason is that many people assume that a company is simply in business to make money, but the reasons are much deeper in that they can accomplish and help so much more when we come together as a group. So giving to others, helps others. At times we can only do so much.
There is a connection in serving others. It is a simply opportunity that we have that we must serve an help others. In Elder Hollands’ talk, ” Are we all not beggars?” we learn from the Book of Mormon how important it is to serve others. Elder Holland reminds us that at times we are beggars too. Especially when we plead to our Heavenly Father for forgiveness for the sins we have committed and then we too are beggars. There are many beggars that we can see are in obvious need and while we sin, those needs are not always obvious, but we too need the help. Elder Holland refers to the Book of Mormon when he talks of King Benjamin stating. Little wonder that King Benjamin says we obtain a remission of our sins by pleading to God, who compassionately responds, but we retain a remission of our sins by compassionately responding to the poor who plead to us.”
Are we doing our part? In the same talk Elder Holland states that Jesus said of Mary “she has done what she could.” We need to help others and doing do in our business is important. One of the videos we watched was about a woman who wanted to help others, she started out her life in a non profit organization and eventually ended up at Facebook. While that sounds like she didn’t want to help, she explains that the mission of Facebook was to share information with friends. Facebook is a media, where people share stories or information about themselves with their friends. It is a connection to make things more readily available. For those whose family is far away it is also a connection to see what is going on in their lives. After all connections are very important to us. Life is about the connections we make and how we can better serve and help them.
Another video was called Entrepreneurship and Consecration. What is important in our businesses is manly that we take opportunities to help others even if it is a very small part. We do what we can and it in turn blesses us in all that we do.
In another video Larry Brillant spoke of a new breed of entrepreneurs and that all it takes is one person with a great idea. An example is Google and in making information that was once only for certain people more accessible to others. For example in another class that I am taking about natural disasters, we haven’t always known about them, but they have always happened and the reason we know more about them is the information we see daily on the internet. So making information available is a service to so many.
So everything seems to relate to serving others and that is the deeper purpose in all we do. We must take every opportunity to serve those around us. Our businesses are not about statistics or making money. Mother Teresa once said to a reporter who told her statistically she wasn’t making a different, “My work is about love, not statistical” in essence we are serving God as we to the “all wee can do” to serve others.
In all that I read this week, I found that we do our best or “all that I could” While I could accomplish much more with a lot of people, sometimes it is important that one person cares. I have seen that in my life too. Just to know that one person cares is important to me. It says to me, ” I am important to you.” I think that serving those around us teach us so much. We all need help and we can’t do it alone.
Tags: Charles Handy What is a Business for?, Elder Jeffery R. Holland. Are we all not beggers?, Entreprenership and Conscration Elder Robert Gay, Larry Brillant A new breed of entreprener, Make it Personal and make it work Sheryl Sandberg