Monthly Archives: January 2019

Making Excuses, Compromising Integrity

There is plenty of evidence from the field of criminology that rationalizations — excuses, basically — play a major role in wrongdoing. People generally do know the difference between right and wrong. But certain people, in certain settings, find ways

Making Excuses, Compromising Integrity

There is plenty of evidence from the field of criminology that rationalizations — excuses, basically — play a major role in wrongdoing. People generally do know the difference between right and wrong. But certain people, in certain settings, find ways

Debtor-Creditor Business Ethics: Are Confessions of Judgment Ethical?

Like an arbitration agreement, a confession of judgment waives a right to pursue one’s rights through the court system. Unlike an arbitration agreement, a confession of judgment does not provide an alternative forum for adjudicating disputes and, indeed, amounts to

Debtor-Creditor Business Ethics: Are Confessions of Judgment Ethical?

Like an arbitration agreement, a confession of judgment waives a right to pursue one’s rights through the court system. Unlike an arbitration agreement, a confession of judgment does not provide an alternative forum for adjudicating disputes and, indeed, amounts to

Trusting Tech Companies With Health Data

Amid the recent data breach and misuse scandals surrounding technology companies such as Facebook, the linked article notes that “[i]t is an interesting time for a tech company to be asking for a urine sample.” And yet alongside emerging developments

Trusting Tech Companies With Health Data

Amid the recent data breach and misuse scandals surrounding technology companies such as Facebook, the linked article notes that “[i]t is an interesting time for a tech company to be asking for a urine sample.” And yet alongside emerging developments

Top 10 Business Ethics Stories of 2018

2018 was an exciting year in business ethics. But rather than being dominated by specific incidents, the business ethics news in 2018 was dominated by a set of recurring themes. Here, in no particular order, are the top Business Ethics

Top 10 Business Ethics Stories of 2018

2018 was an exciting year in business ethics. But rather than being dominated by specific incidents, the business ethics news in 2018 was dominated by a set of recurring themes. Here, in no particular order, are the top Business Ethics

How Much of a Not-For-Profit’s Revenues Should Serve Its Mission?

Although to some people ‘not-for-profit’ is synonymous with ethics, not-for-profit organizations can be vehicles for fraud, embezzlement, and other forms of wrongdoing. What’s more, they are sometimes better vehicles for wrongdoing precisely because people are less likely to scrutinize the

How Much of a Not-For-Profit’s Revenues Should Serve Its Mission?

Although to some people ‘not-for-profit’ is synonymous with ethics, not-for-profit organizations can be vehicles for fraud, embezzlement, and other forms of wrongdoing. What’s more, they are sometimes better vehicles for wrongdoing precisely because people are less likely to scrutinize the

Blue Collar Life: A Day in the Life of a ‘Cable Repair Guy’

The piece linked below is (for those of us in white-collar jobs) an amazing bit of insight into one corner of the blue-collar world. It’s written by a former cable repairperson, and raises interesting questions for managers (and those who

Blue Collar Life: A Day in the Life of a ‘Cable Repair Guy’

The piece linked below is (for those of us in white-collar jobs) an amazing bit of insight into one corner of the blue-collar world. It’s written by a former cable repairperson, and raises interesting questions for managers (and those who