Leading scholar provides insight into Confucian Entrepreneurship

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Internationally recognised and leading Confucian scholar, CKGSB Honorary Professor of Humanities Tu Weiming discusses how the virtues of a Confucian entrepreneur can benefit not only shareholders, but serve and influence society at large. (Click on image above to view article and watch video)


Confucius said of the ruler:
The junzi (morally noble person or persons) do not mind being in office; all they mind is whether they have qualities that entitle them to office. They do not mind failing to acquire recognition; they are too busy doing the things that entitle them to recognition.

(The Analects 1.16 and 13.13, adapted from Forbes  and Chicago Now)


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2 thoughts on “Leading scholar provides insight into Confucian Entrepreneurship

    Frank said:
    June 2, 2015 at 9:16 am

    It’s not something easy to lead a business to success, but the entrepreneur needs a number of qualities that would help him manage things and take the organization the right way. A new study has investigated the necessary qualities required to meet success. If interested you can read the full study here: http://www.ibimapublishing.com/journals/CIBIMA/2015/100244/100244.html


      confucianweeklybulletin responded:
      June 4, 2015 at 3:56 am

      Hi Frank,

      You make an excellent point! Thank you for sharing the study. I especially found this line from the study to be true – “The entrepreneur’s personality characterized by strong motivation gives to an organization a powerful entrepreneurial dimension.”

      Thank you again for sharing!
      Content Writer
      Confucian Weekly Bulletin


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