Religion: Holy Church Evaluated

When Vatican officials heard what Mr.

Martindell had in mind, "they were." he says, "both astounded and doubtful." This is not surprising, for Jackson Martindell is president of New York's American Institute of Management, a nonprofit organization formed to evaluate the efficiency of business corporations, and what he had in mind was nothing less than a management analysis of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church.

The Church of Rome, reasoned A.I.M., doubtless could teach businessmen a thing or two—and vice versa. "Standard Oil of N.J. and the Catholic Church are both producers," says retired Banker Martindell. "Standard Oil produces oil and...

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