Most of you have probably shopped at a J. C. Penny store. The Founder, James Cash Penny, called his first dry goods store The Golden Rule, because he believed in that principle and intended to build his business as its philosophical cornerstone.
“I believe in adherence to the Golden Rule, faith in God and the country,” Penny said.
I don’t know Penny’s religious affiliation, but it is said that he didn’t smoke or drink, and in the early days of his stores demanded the same from his employees. He once said, “I would rather be known as a Christian than a merchant.” Continue reading