Monthly Archives: May 2016

Baseball and Business Ethics

The piece linked below draws upon a recent controversy in the world of baseball to illustrate something important about the world of business. >>> LINK: Capitalism, like baseball, has both written and unwritten rules (by Chris MacDonald for Canadian Business)

Baseball and Business Ethics

The piece linked below draws upon a recent controversy in the world of baseball to illustrate something important about the world of business. >>> LINK: Capitalism, like baseball, has both written and unwritten rules (by Chris MacDonald for Canadian Business)

Ads on U.S. Pro Sports Uniforms: Corruption By Market Values?

Some, in the mode of Michael Sandel, will maintain the recent announcement that uniforms for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers will carry StubHub advertisements beginning in the 2017-18 season is a worrisome example of the march of market society—the corruption of

Ads on U.S. Pro Sports Uniforms: Corruption By Market Values?

Some, in the mode of Michael Sandel, will maintain the recent announcement that uniforms for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers will carry StubHub advertisements beginning in the 2017-18 season is a worrisome example of the march of market society—the corruption of

Pfizer Won’t Sell Lethal Injection Drugs

Here’s an interesting case of a company refusing to be complicit in — and to profit from — the death penalty. It’s interesting to ask what social responsibility demands here. Does it demand going along with what society’s putative representatives

Pfizer Won’t Sell Lethal Injection Drugs

Here’s an interesting case of a company refusing to be complicit in — and to profit from — the death penalty. It’s interesting to ask what social responsibility demands here. Does it demand going along with what society’s putative representatives

What Do Ethics Awards Mean?

There’s good reason to be skeptical about ethics awards. On one hand, it’s a nice idea: offer a “carrot” to incentivize & reward good behaviour. On the other hand, the true meaning of such awards (and what they really measure)

What Do Ethics Awards Mean?

There’s good reason to be skeptical about ethics awards. On one hand, it’s a nice idea: offer a “carrot” to incentivize & reward good behaviour. On the other hand, the true meaning of such awards (and what they really measure)

The Board’s Role in Compliance & Ethics

In the piece linked below, lawyer Jeffrey Kaplan discusses the role of the board in ethics & compliance. It’s a challenging question, given that the board is ultimately responsible — responsible for governing the firm and guiding its behaviour, but

The Board’s Role in Compliance & Ethics

In the piece linked below, lawyer Jeffrey Kaplan discusses the role of the board in ethics & compliance. It’s a challenging question, given that the board is ultimately responsible — responsible for governing the firm and guiding its behaviour, but

Uber and Tipping

Tipping is more interesting, ethically, than is typically recognized. Some people think that tipping (in at least some situations) is a matter of justice. Others see it as a reward — optional but nice — for a job well-done. Still

Uber and Tipping

Tipping is more interesting, ethically, than is typically recognized. Some people think that tipping (in at least some situations) is a matter of justice. Others see it as a reward — optional but nice — for a job well-done. Still

Getting Rid of Leaders

The piece below is about what happens to organizations that try to implement the pleasant-sounding idea that companies can do without managers — that everyone can just “manage themselves.” In part, it’s a story about the essential role that managers

Getting Rid of Leaders

The piece below is about what happens to organizations that try to implement the pleasant-sounding idea that companies can do without managers — that everyone can just “manage themselves.” In part, it’s a story about the essential role that managers