DescriptionThis insightful book offers business advice that has endured for thousands of years. While business fads come and go, the ancient lessons of the Talmud are timeless, profound, ethical, and practical–and they’re for everyone. Values, Prosperity, and the Talmud is a concise guide to this proven philosophy of business. Beyond basic money-related matters, it includes the Talmud’s advice on complex issues of employer/employee relationships, partnerships, competition, and much more. Here, you will learn how to run a successful business, negotiate with style, earn the loyalty of your employees, sell products successfully, advertise effectively, and make higher profits, all within an ethical and moral framework.
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LESSON ONE: The Spirituality of Money.
LESSON TWO: Work as a Holy Act.
LESSON THREE: Treating Workers Well Pays Dividends.
LESSON FOUR: Giving and Getting a Fair Day’s Work.
LESSON FIVE: The Bonding of Corporate Profits and Ethics.
LESSON SIX: Balancing the Environment and Profits.
LESSON SEVEN: The Rules of Partnerships, Deals, and Debt.
LESSON EIGHT: Competition Is for True Competitors Only.
LESSON NINE: Education Is a Lifelong Process.
LESSON TEN: Charity Means More Than Just Giving.
The Ultimate Business Secret of the Rabbis: Reputation.
A Note on Translation and Commentators.
A Short History of the Talmud.
Unlocking the Talmud’s Structure.
A Who’s Who of Talmudic Rabbis.
Help is available from just about everyone. Scan Amazon.com and you can find investment and business guides that purport to tell you how to win big, according to the principles of Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Napoleon, Julius Caesar and probably Br'er Rabbit. You can also invest according to Jesus Christ and, now, take business lessons from ancient rabbis. Here you get the Talmud's take on employee-employer relationships, partnerships, negotiations and more, all with the aim of turning an ethical profit. (Barron's, October 6, 2003)