September 30, 2016

So, is Donald Trump a tough, visionary deal-maker? Or a lying, cheating scumbag?  Neither? Or both?

Some politically engaged readers have challenged me to get off the fence and to give them an answer.

In honor of the upcoming Jewish New Year, I'll answer their question w...

Dear EthicsTalk:

My company’s hiring manager checked the Facebook pages of three job candidates. She found a photo of one female candidate with three small children.

The hiring manager eliminated her from consideration, assuming that she was a mother of three who couldn...

September 27, 2016

DEAR ETHICS TALK: My company recently contracted for technology-related services.  The service provider offered our head of procurement a substantial discount if we provided a video testimonial for the provider’s website.  Is this OK?  Signed: SKEPTICAL

CHECK...

September 26, 2016

You can tell a female CEO is in trouble when Vanity Fair publishes an unflattering photo of her.

Marissa Mayer, the woman who seemed to have everything, just got something she never wanted -- an ethical scandal.  Yahoo recently disclosed that a half a billion user accou...

September 23, 2016

The first EthicsTalk column appears in America Cities Business Journals on September 29, 2016.

Look for it in front of the paywalls of 43 U.S. metropolitan business journals!

#EthicsTalk

September 22, 2016

So, Colin Kaepernick doesn't want to stand for the National Anthem.  That's his right as an American citizen

But it's not his right as an employee of the San Francisco 49'ers.  Every Sunday, he makes his statement at his place of work, during working hours, in his emplo...

September 21, 2016

In addition to regular fees, Wells Fargo CEO grilled by Senators over special "feas": misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2016/09/20/wells-fargo-ceo-john-stumpf-to-apologize-to-senate-banking-committee/#45e6a3b660da

September 7, 2016

Here is a "game" I use to start my Business Ethics course at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis.

An ocean liner has hit an iceberg.  A small lifeboat has launched and is now on its own.  It is uncertain when help will come, or how far away land is....

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