Monthly Archives: August 2015

Will McDonald’s and Burger King Collude for a Good Cause?

In Book I of the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith noted the dangers that arise when competing companies collaborate: “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against

Will McDonald’s and Burger King Collude for a Good Cause?

In Book I of the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith noted the dangers that arise when competing companies collaborate: “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against

Xerox’s Region-Coded Toner Cartridges

Making a product isn’t just a matter of design and engineering. It also involves creating a business model—a who-pays-whom-for-what flowchart specifying what the customer gets and on what basis the customer pays for it. Business models can make or break

Xerox’s Region-Coded Toner Cartridges

Making a product isn’t just a matter of design and engineering. It also involves creating a business model—a who-pays-whom-for-what flowchart specifying what the customer gets and on what basis the customer pays for it. Business models can make or break

Study: Ethics in Public Relations

This really shouldn’t be surprising. As cynical as we might be about a field like PR, we have to realize that most people in the field, most of the time, are going to have a conscience. Still, it’s good to

Study: Ethics in Public Relations

This really shouldn’t be surprising. As cynical as we might be about a field like PR, we have to realize that most people in the field, most of the time, are going to have a conscience. Still, it’s good to

Operation Choke Point: Anti-Fraud or Merely Anti-Small Business?

If you’re not politically connected, you don’t get to play. Ostensibly designed to thwart fraudulent businesses, Operation Choke Point increasingly closes down small, non-politivcally-connected businesses. >>> LINK: Operation Choke Point: The Government’s Covert War on Small Business (by Zach Weissmueller

Operation Choke Point: Anti-Fraud or Merely Anti-Small Business?

If you’re not politically connected, you don’t get to play. Ostensibly designed to thwart fraudulent businesses, Operation Choke Point increasingly closes down small, non-politivcally-connected businesses. >>> LINK: Operation Choke Point: The Government’s Covert War on Small Business (by Zach Weissmueller

Ethical Leadership and Star Trek’s Captain Kirk

Devoted Trekkies (and many others) will recall the bit from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in which we learned that James T. Kirk had, as a young cadet many years before, had reprogrammed a battle simulation computer to

Ethical Leadership and Star Trek’s Captain Kirk

Devoted Trekkies (and many others) will recall the bit from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in which we learned that James T. Kirk had, as a young cadet many years before, had reprogrammed a battle simulation computer to

Video: Ethical Leadership Unwrapped

The short video linked below (11 minutes long) is part of a series called “Ethics Unwrapped,” produced by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. >>> LINK: Ethical Leadership, Part 1: Perilous at the Top

Video: Ethical Leadership Unwrapped

The short video linked below (11 minutes long) is part of a series called “Ethics Unwrapped,” produced by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. >>> LINK: Ethical Leadership, Part 1: Perilous at the Top

Ethics of Business Bashing? (WaPo op-ed)

Is profit a measure of how much value one has created for society or how much value one has extracted from it? This question, perhaps more than any other, informs our collective ambivalence about commerce. Here, University of Maryland entrepreneurship

Ethics of Business Bashing? (WaPo op-ed)

Is profit a measure of how much value one has created for society or how much value one has extracted from it? This question, perhaps more than any other, informs our collective ambivalence about commerce. Here, University of Maryland entrepreneurship