CORPORATIONS: Bibles in the Board Room

He [Jesus Christ] picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that conquered the world.

—Bruce Barton, The Man Nobody Knows

Like Barton, Lawrence A. Goshon believes in the organizational efficacy of religious zeal. Indeed, Goshorn, 40, chairman of a minicomputer manufacturing company named General Automation, Inc., of Anaheim, Calif., two months ago called together 1,000 of his employees to tell them he was dedicating General Automation to Chris Goshorn, a Southern Baptist who says he was sitting in his front yard one evening in...

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