Spot Ethics Problems Before They Happen

BEH co-editor┬áChris MacDonald was recently interviewed by the International Association of Business Communicators about the relationship between ethics and corporate communications, in particular with regard to avoiding but then when necessary dealing with ethical lapses. Here’s a snipped. The full

Spot Ethics Problems Before They Happen

BEH co-editor┬áChris MacDonald was recently interviewed by the International Association of Business Communicators about the relationship between ethics and corporate communications, in particular with regard to avoiding but then when necessary dealing with ethical lapses. Here’s a snipped. The full

Trump, Conflict of Interest, and Faith in Government

The blog post below argues that the real risk involved in having a president with active, ongoing business interests lies in the fact that it stands to reduce public faith in the decision-making of government as a whole. While the

Trump, Conflict of Interest, and Faith in Government

The blog post below argues that the real risk involved in having a president with active, ongoing business interests lies in the fact that it stands to reduce public faith in the decision-making of government as a whole. While the

Is the Mac App Store Too Scammer-Friendly?

Deception in sales is as old as commerce itself. It’s also alive and well in the Mac App Store. Apple’s Mac App Store has transformed the way we pay for, download, install, and upgrade software on Apple’s Macintosh computers. What

Is the Mac App Store Too Scammer-Friendly?

Deception in sales is as old as commerce itself. It’s also alive and well in the Mac App Store. Apple’s Mac App Store has transformed the way we pay for, download, install, and upgrade software on Apple’s Macintosh computers. What

Corporate Support for Local School: Win-Win CSR?

The story below is about a corporation lending substantial support — $1 million worth — to a local school that was to be closed. At first blush, at least, this seems like corporate social responsibility of the win-win kind: the

Corporate Support for Local School: Win-Win CSR?

The story below is about a corporation lending substantial support — $1 million worth — to a local school that was to be closed. At first blush, at least, this seems like corporate social responsibility of the win-win kind: the

Do Trump’s Children Pose Bigger Conflict of Interest Problem than Trump Himself?

There has been much chatter about the Conflict of Interest problem posed by president-elect Donald Trump’s business empire, and the fact that he seems unprepared to sever himself from a decision-making role in that empire. The blog entry below draws

Do Trump’s Children Pose Bigger Conflict of Interest Problem than Trump Himself?

There has been much chatter about the Conflict of Interest problem posed by president-elect Donald Trump’s business empire, and the fact that he seems unprepared to sever himself from a decision-making role in that empire. The blog entry below draws

CEO: “Black Lives Matter”

Speaking on social and ethical issues that aren’t core to their business is typically thought a risky move for a CEO. Some think they should stick to what they know best, namely business. Others worry that taking sides on issues

CEO: “Black Lives Matter”

Speaking on social and ethical issues that aren’t core to their business is typically thought a risky move for a CEO. Some think they should stick to what they know best, namely business. Others worry that taking sides on issues

How Should Corporations Approach Populist Deregulation?

Ethics and good intentions aren’t always enough (putting it mildly!) to guarantee good behaviour. And so we have regulations. What happens when a political leader comes to power promising to eliminate what many think are well-thought-out regulations? Should businesses celebrate?

How Should Corporations Approach Populist Deregulation?

Ethics and good intentions aren’t always enough (putting it mildly!) to guarantee good behaviour. And so we have regulations. What happens when a political leader comes to power promising to eliminate what many think are well-thought-out regulations? Should businesses celebrate?