Drawing upon the insights of Rene Girard, this book confronts the issue of finding peace in one's work, and offers practical guidance on how people, acting together, can cultivate virtuous business. The book provides ethical insights into business life, the job market and office politics, revealing that business culture, while often corrupt, can be transformed through the practice of asceticism. It suggests that instead of renouncing worldly comforts and retreating to a monastery, business asceticism embraces and masters the discomforts of business life through a disciplined and unique approach to the rigors of the competitive marketplace. The book is divided into two parts: theory and strategy. Chapters one through five deal with an approach to management theory and the behaviour of financial markets. Chapters six through ten deal with practical techniques for dealing with the jungle of office politics. For the many peopple who experience the workplace as frustrating or unfair, struggle with office politics as well as the question of whether their workday lives have any religious significance or spiritual depth, this work provides concrete suggestions for practising an ethics of survival, of success and of redemption. It aims to help today's lay Catholics know more about how canon law affects their lives.