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

Misleading Packaging

The item linked below is pretty standard click-bait, but it’s actually got some very good (and occasionally funny) examples of misleading packaging. The image below, for example, shows the wrapper for some rope: the image shows a rock-climber, but then

Misleading Packaging

The item linked below is pretty standard click-bait, but it’s actually got some very good (and occasionally funny) examples of misleading packaging. The image below, for example, shows the wrapper for some rope: the image shows a rock-climber, but then

How I Rationalized Corruption

Here’s a short clip (about 3 minutes) of Richard Bistrong (convicted of violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) explaining the thought process that led him into trouble. >>> LINK: How I Rationalized My Corrupt Behaviour …for me, at that

How I Rationalized Corruption

Here’s a short clip (about 3 minutes) of Richard Bistrong (convicted of violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) explaining the thought process that led him into trouble. >>> LINK: How I Rationalized My Corrupt Behaviour …for me, at that

Is Loyalty Evil?

Below is a useful, brief exploration of the significance of loyalty in business settings. Loyalty is quite possibly the first value of all organizations. After all, without loyalty to the organization, you don’t have a team, and without a team

Is Loyalty Evil?

Below is a useful, brief exploration of the significance of loyalty in business settings. Loyalty is quite possibly the first value of all organizations. After all, without loyalty to the organization, you don’t have a team, and without a team