Religious Worldview for the Business Professional

In Religious Worldview for the Business Professional, Dr. Hallqvist Todd Gerald Albertson draws on his experiences as an academic, business professional, and cultural anthropologist to look at the major religious worldviews throughout the globe and how these worldviews influence praxis.

In bygone years, business professionals dealt primarily with like-minded and local vendors, customers, and colleagues. That is not the case today, where the norm is to do business with people from all over the world – even if that is just in your own town – via the Internet, phone, and in person. This book is intended to help business professionals who are dealing with people from different cultures and who likely hold different religious faiths than they hold themselves. Although each faith is similar in that it has a version of the “Golden Rule,” the similarities end there as each religion sees the world differently. These differences matter in the marketplace. Understanding these differences in the global village will make or break a deal, relationship, or opportunity.

This book is written in a quick, easy to read, and accessible format that provides the business professional with concise reference without getting bogged down in all the details that matters to experts. Religious Worldview for the Business Professional is an anthology where each chapter discusses the history of each religion, its sacred texts, selected readings, core beliefs, the branches existing in the faith, and how its worldview might influence the business behavior of its practitioners.

Praise for the Book

The Buddha wrote ‘However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?’ The author takes the Buddha’s idea one step further and examines how the holy teachings of the world’s major religions influence how people of faith act upon their beliefs in the marketplace. As a business professional, this knowledge is imperative for success in the marketplace.
— Bhikkhu An, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
 
A helpful and thorough resource based upon years of hard work and research, delivered in an accessible and readable way.
— Carl S. Sloane, Harvard Business School
Hallqvist Albertson has provided a systematic, strategic and tactical approach in answering the important question on how to conduct business in a God-honoring way in a multicultural, multireligious, and multigenerational world.
— José Rodríguez Carballo
I see this book as exactly what it should be: a helpful and thorough resource based upon years of hard work and research, yet delivered in an accessible and readable way for the highly motivated and engaged business professional.
— Loren Cunningham, Co-founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)