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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior

"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for.  Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece). 

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News & Updates

January 28, 2015 New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Step Down By Monday

Source: CBS Local

Embattled New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has agreed to step down by Monday of next week, in the wake of federal corruption charges.

January 26, 2015 U.S. regulators question whether Credit Suisse has rule-breaking culture

Today - WASHINGTON - U.S. pension regulators questioned on Thursday whether criminal violations in one unit of îCredit Suisse Groupî AG reflect broader compliance ... and other evidence that the bank's U.S.-based...

January 22, 2015 S.&.P. to Pay Nearly $80 Million in Settlements

Source: NY Times

Standard & Poor’s, the credit rating agency blamed with helping inflate the subprime mortgage bubble, has now settled accusations that it orchestrated a similar fraud years after the bubble burst.

Research & Insights

July 30, 2014 Breakdown of business ethics destroying shareholder value, says Ecclesiastical

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow

An insight from Ecclesiastical demonstrates the impact corporate misconduct can have on shareholder value. According to the report, corporate businesses in the US and UK have wasted $150 billion (£88.5bn) over the past five...

April 24, 2014 New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

Source: Mashable.com

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...

July 9, 2013 Corruption getting worse, says poll

Source: BBC News

More than one in two people think corruption has worsened over the last two years, according to a public opinion survey by Transparency International. Its annual Global Corruption Barometer found 27% of respondents said they had...

Commentary & Opinion

January 28, 2015 Are Business Ethics at a Low Ebb?

Source: Entrepreneur.com

"Our moral imagination will increase as distance decreases." In other words, the more technologically connected and closer people become, the more important values and principled behavior become.

January 8, 2015 Terrorists Can’t Kill Charlie Hebdo‘s Ideas

Source: Wired

The attack on Charlie Hebdo is ultimately about control. Masked cowards wanting to decide what we can and can’t see.

December 29, 2014 Business ethics in Islam

Source: Saudi Gazette

“Ethics,” he maintains, “Is basic in any culture. It is part of our humanity. If we treat others as we wish to be treated, then we believe in equality and justice.


I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

--Aristotle, on Ethics

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