Ten Commandments For Business

Ten CommandmentsBelow are the Ten Commandments for Business and, as I see it, a basis for how people should conduct themselves in business. So, to offer a translation of sorts, I have also listed what they should mean in day-to-day business terms.

It is most important, especially in today’s world, that we conduct business in the most moral and ethical way possible. It is a rare thing these days and I am hopeful that this meager contribution will somehow enlighten those who read it.

I. “I am the Lord your God…you shall have no other gods before me.” I. Show proper respect for authority.
II. “You shall not make for yourself an idol.” II. Have a singleness of purpose.
III. “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.” III. Use effective communication in work and deed.
IV. “Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.” IV. Provide proper rest, recreation, and reflection.
V. “Honor your gather and mother, so that you may live long…” V. Show respect for elders.
VI. “You shall not murder.” VI. Show respect for human life, dignity, and rights.
VII. “You shall not commit adultery.” VII. Maintain a stability of the sexes and the family.
VIII. “You shall not steal.” VIII. Demonstrate the proper allocation of resources.
IX. “You shall not give false testimony.” IX. Demonstrate honesty and integrity.
X. “You shall not covet…” X. Maintain the right of ownership.