Recap of Michael Novak's visit to California in 2010, sponsored by the Center for Faith and Enterprise.


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Michael Novak

April 15, 2010
Topic: The Moral Foundation
of Markets
Location: Fuller Theological Seminary


April 15, 2010
Topic: Business as a Calling
Location: Biola University
Crowell School of Business

April 16, 7-9:00 pm
Topic: Business as a Calling -
Work and the Examined Life in 2010

Location: La Canada
Presbyterian Church


Watch the videos of philosopher, theologian, former ambassador and book author of Business as a Calling and The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, Michael Novak:

Thursday, April 15
Michael Novak examined the moral foundation of markets and what this means for the well being of our society at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Friday April 16
Novak spoke on his ground breaking book Business as a Calling in light of our current economic challenges. He offered insights into the role of business (and our work in general) as a potentially important calling and the implications this has for the way we work and do business.


Michael Novak
is a leading international scholar and the author of 28 books. He has also been the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and a member of the National Endowment for Democracy Board, the International Broadcasting Board, and the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice.

Quotes from "Business as a Calling"
“People in business are not merely ‘rational economic agents.’ Each is also a human being in search of his calling.”

“The three cardinal virtues of business are creativity, community, and practical realism. Obviously each of these good habits requires the support of other good habits. Creativity, for example, needs courage, hard building work, and persistence. Building community requires honesty, generosity, and a spirit of justice. And realism implies a capacity to listen, pay attention, stay alert, and take a broad view, as well as a capacity for self-criticism and self-correction”.




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