Monthly Archives: March 2016

Apple: A Corporate Person Made up of People

Remember back in 2011 when people made fun of Mitt Romney for saying “corporations are people“? (In context, it was clear that he wasn’t referring to corporate personhood, but rather to the fact that corporations are (in a practical sense)

Apple: A Corporate Person Made up of People

Remember back in 2011 when people made fun of Mitt Romney for saying “corporations are people“? (In context, it was clear that he wasn’t referring to corporate personhood, but rather to the fact that corporations are (in a practical sense)

The All-Female Flight-Deck Crew: Symbols as CSR

Kudos to Royal Brunei Airlines! This is a nice example of win-win-win corporate social responsibility. Does Royal Brunei Airlines get some nice PR out of the story? Sure, and deservedly so. And at zero cost. And it highlights the (move

The All-Female Flight-Deck Crew: Symbols as CSR

Kudos to Royal Brunei Airlines! This is a nice example of win-win-win corporate social responsibility. Does Royal Brunei Airlines get some nice PR out of the story? Sure, and deservedly so. And at zero cost. And it highlights the (move

Facebook of the Dead

Facebook users die every day, but unless they are formally memorialized they continue to live digitally even as they have passed on in body and soul. What does the continued existence of a person as a digital presence even after

Facebook of the Dead

Facebook users die every day, but unless they are formally memorialized they continue to live digitally even as they have passed on in body and soul. What does the continued existence of a person as a digital presence even after

Should Companies Reveal Employees’ Pay?

Should companies be open about how much each of their employees is paid? That is, should every employee know how much every other employee earns? The blog entry below casts transparency as a means of building trust, and also as

Should Companies Reveal Employees’ Pay?

Should companies be open about how much each of their employees is paid? That is, should every employee know how much every other employee earns? The blog entry below casts transparency as a means of building trust, and also as

What Are Boards Obligated to Know?

There are things you know. And things you don’t know. In the latter category,there are things you know you don’t know, and things you don’t know you don’t know But are there things you’re ethically obligated to know? The short

What Are Boards Obligated to Know?

There are things you know. And things you don’t know. In the latter category,there are things you know you don’t know, and things you don’t know you don’t know But are there things you’re ethically obligated to know? The short

Is Experimental Economics More Scientific Than Psychology?

The markers of scientific knowledge are predictability and replicability. If you possess scientific knowledge about a given process, knowing the inputs should allow you to foretell the outputs—like a called shot in pocket billiards. Similarly, if you can assemble the

Is Experimental Economics More Scientific Than Psychology?

The markers of scientific knowledge are predictability and replicability. If you possess scientific knowledge about a given process, knowing the inputs should allow you to foretell the outputs—like a called shot in pocket billiards. Similarly, if you can assemble the

Oranges, Peeled and Packaged

The world went crazy when this picture of peeled-but-packaged oranges surfaced on the internet this week. See the criticism below. >>> LINK: Whole Foods’ Pre-Peeled Oranges Are the Ultimate in Bourgeois Laziness (by Daniela Galarza for Eater.com) The short version: many many

Oranges, Peeled and Packaged

The world went crazy when this picture of peeled-but-packaged oranges surfaced on the internet this week. See the criticism below. >>> LINK: Whole Foods’ Pre-Peeled Oranges Are the Ultimate in Bourgeois Laziness (by Daniela Galarza for Eater.com) The short version: many many