Monthly Archives: July 2018

Did Facebook Put Ethics ahead of Profits?

The piece below puts an interesting spin on Facebook’s recent single-day loss of $120 billion in market value. That loss, says the author, resulted from Mark Zuckerberg doing what many other CEOs would not have done, namely keep a promise

Did Facebook Put Ethics ahead of Profits?

The piece below puts an interesting spin on Facebook’s recent single-day loss of $120 billion in market value. That loss, says the author, resulted from Mark Zuckerberg doing what many other CEOs would not have done, namely keep a promise

‘Forcing’ Employee Vegetarianism at Work

Beware the headline below: the company in question isn’t forcing anyone to become a vegetarian; they’re just not paying for meat products when the company provides food at corporate events. But still, they’re definitely doing what they can to impose

‘Forcing’ Employee Vegetarianism at Work

Beware the headline below: the company in question isn’t forcing anyone to become a vegetarian; they’re just not paying for meat products when the company provides food at corporate events. But still, they’re definitely doing what they can to impose

Listening, to Build an Ethics-First Employee Culture

The focus of the piece below is on how leaders can (and must) listen to their employees as part of staying on top of, and guiding, corporate culture. Leaders may have responsibility for guiding culture, but they’ll ultimately fail if

Listening, to Build an Ethics-First Employee Culture

The focus of the piece below is on how leaders can (and must) listen to their employees as part of staying on top of, and guiding, corporate culture. Leaders may have responsibility for guiding culture, but they’ll ultimately fail if

Manipulating Restaurant Customers

The piece below is about the ‘tricks’ restaurants use to get us to spend more — tricks like inserting a more expensive item into your menu, just to make other items seem like a bargain. (Relatedly, see also “Manipulating Consumers

Manipulating Restaurant Customers

The piece below is about the ‘tricks’ restaurants use to get us to spend more — tricks like inserting a more expensive item into your menu, just to make other items seem like a bargain. (Relatedly, see also “Manipulating Consumers

Manipulating Consumers With Prices that End in “.99”

The item below discusses a common trick used to profit from consumers’ irrational behaviour. The key ethical question: is it ethically OK to rely on what is, in effect, a pervasive weakness of consumers’ minds. Our tendency to be excessively

Manipulating Consumers With Prices that End in “.99”

The item below discusses a common trick used to profit from consumers’ irrational behaviour. The key ethical question: is it ethically OK to rely on what is, in effect, a pervasive weakness of consumers’ minds. Our tendency to be excessively

Is Google Strangling Competition? EU says “Yes” and Issues US$5-billion Fine

The heart of the matter below is this: in business, competition is good for consumers. Move by business that frustrate competition are bad. But of course, limiting competition is a good way to make a profit, so companies are constantly

Is Google Strangling Competition? EU says “Yes” and Issues US$5-billion Fine

The heart of the matter below is this: in business, competition is good for consumers. Move by business that frustrate competition are bad. But of course, limiting competition is a good way to make a profit, so companies are constantly

Deloitte’s 2018 Millennial Survey

Fascination with, and speculation about, what millennials think about work and business is rampant these days. It’s unfortunate that (ageing!) millennials are often used as a stand-in for “young folks these days” but the results of Deloitte’s annual survey on

Deloitte’s 2018 Millennial Survey

Fascination with, and speculation about, what millennials think about work and business is rampant these days. It’s unfortunate that (ageing!) millennials are often used as a stand-in for “young folks these days” but the results of Deloitte’s annual survey on