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BUSINESS 101: A SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION

From the October 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal


One of the biggest changes in business over the past decade has been the availability of the worldwide Internet and the emergence of the flexible office, notes businesswoman As President and CEO of Arcadia LLC—a global management consulting company Ms. Nones founded to help corporations transform through strategic planning, business consulting, and the use of technology—Nones travels frequently from her Chicago-area office, taking the office with her wherever she goes. Not only has the Internet caused what she refers to as a paradigm shift in the way she works, it enables her to stay connected to her husband and family. Nones talks about the role Christian Science plays in her business practice.

Cadi, in your view does spirituality have a place in business?

Yes. In the degree that I've developed spiritually, so has my business career. I've found that understanding my relationship to God furthers my relationships with others and other businesses. When I identify myself as the reflection of God, who is Life and Mind—not a limited, human mind or life, but infinite Mind, infinite Life—I'm able to have greater endurance and limitless ideas and energy. I'm able to build better relationships and make better decisions. I think that spirituality is the cornerstone and foundation for all truly successful careers and businesses. It provides the intelligence, discipline, integrity, and stamina needed in business.

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