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Listening a la Ignatius

John C. Haughey, S.J.
July 1, 2011
North America
Ethics & Social Justice
8 pages
Jesuit, business, Education, jesuit business schools, charism
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In order to elaborate on what I believe should be distinctive about a business education pursued under the name Jesuit I will take the subject in three directions. First I will encapsulate and comment on Clayton Christensen’s (2010) piece in the Harvard Business Review “How Will You Measure Your Life?” because it freshens some of Ignatius of Loyola’s ideas about how one goes about learning one’s calling. Secondly, the interview of John Mackey (2011) in the same journal sheds light on the idea of charism as St. Paul understood it. Calling and charism are correlates. Thirdly, I want to suggest what all of this might mean for being educated in a Jesuit business school. Finally, I will tack on a post script to this piece to give it more legit- imacy from the Jesuit Order than my ideas alone would have.