'St Benedict's Rule' is one of a handful of documents, such as the Magna Carta and US Constitution, that make up the foundation of Western civilisation. Benedict's Rule is an organisational blueprint for success; Benedict's original organisation is the oldest in the world, spanning more than 1500 years. The beauty of The Rule is its organisational genius, which has wide application beyond monastic groups. The Rule is a basic textbook showing how to create and maintain effective organisations. It offers today's reader insights into some of the most difficult resource management issues in business.