54: Abram Van Engen & Peter Boumgarden (Morality & Markets)

On this episode, Rob sits down with Professor, Author, and Chair of the Washington University in St. Louis English Department Abram Van Engen and Koch Professor of Practice for Family Enterprise and Director of the Koch Center for Family Business Peter Boumgarden. Professor Boumgarden is also the Academic Director of the Center for Experiential Learning at the Olin Business School at WashU. Together, these two WashU faculty members teach a popular Beyond Boundaries Program course called Morality & Markets offered next Spring. They join the pod to discuss their work at WashU, how they connected, and the reasons behind choosing to teach a course that questions combining business and literature can open in unique ways. The course uses great books, classics of film and modern television, and the tools of modern psychology and business strategy to think critically about what is entailed in living a moral life in the midst of the modern market. Don’t miss this episode and be sure to enroll in this GREAT class next Spring!