Bloomberg Businessweek recently published, "God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders." I'm sure it will get plenty of attention. I'm simply going to pull out a few various quotes for analysis.
Serving abroad helps Mormons learn languages (around 70 percent of BYU students are bilingual). It also seems to provide them with insight into foreign cultures and economies, an asset many missionaries have used to start businesses and careers.
Okay, let's just focus on the "insight into foreign cultures and economies." I'll give you an example. A relative relayed a story to me about seeing some girls in a car accidentally hit a bumper of a car ahead of them on BYU's campus. The driver of the other car got out, started to scream and yell, gesticulate and kick the side door of the terrified girls' car. A bystander confronted the man and said, "Hey, we don't solve our problems like that in this country!"

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