Why Are the Amish Successful in Business?Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Because they don’t open Cold Stone Creamery stores and other embarrassing reminders of the Credit Bubble’s infatuation with adolescence.
Here’s a nice piece on CNN Money about how and why the Amish thrive in business, in spite of lacking an enterprise plan for BlackBerry, political correctness training, diversity quotas, or an incentive bonus plan. From the article:
Networking through Facebook doesn’t exactly have the same community-building pull as teaming up with neighbors to build a barn, and few Americans these days can point to a childhood where they awoke regularly at dawn to milk the cows.
Another key advantage is that Amish business owners tend to stick with what they know.