Erik Wesner

Erik Wesner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was the 2008 Snowden Fellow at the Young Center at Elizabethtown College. Wesner is the author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive (Jossey-Bass, 2010), as well as academic publications on Amish business co-authored with Donald B. Kraybill and Steven Nolt.

Wesner maintains a website and blog on the Amish (Amish America), examining Amish culture and communities across North America. His upcoming book, Kim Są Amisze? (Who are the Amish?), will be the first on the Amish published in the Polish language. Wesner splits his time between the U.S. and Poland, and can be reached at

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