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February 25, 2014 What's On Warren Buffett's Mind?

Source: Barron's

Both Fortune and U.S.A. Today have articles that share the latest investment thinking of Warren Buffett, America's most famous investor. The Fortune article is getting most of the buzz because Buffett wrote it himself: it's...

February 20, 2014 How a CEO Reacts When Robert Redford Pegs Him a Villain

Source: Bloomberg

So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada Corp.’s chief executive officer, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American...

February 6, 2014 An Olympic Shame: Vladimir Putin Plays Host To Winter Games - audio

Source: NPR

“How is it possible that the IOC could have done so little due diligence as to award the games to a Soviet throwback bent on putting on a show in an out-of-the-way place where poverty and payoffs thrive, where terrorism and...

January 15, 2014 Bernard Madoff Haunts JPMorgan's Earnings

Source: Forbes

For years, convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff, who ran the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, claimed from prison that JPMorgan Chase JPM +0.07% & Co., knew about the scam that he conducted through the bank. More than five years...

January 14, 2014 Can you teach businessmen to be ethical?

Source: Washington Post Blog

Business has gotten a bad rap for thousands of years. “The more men value money-making, the less they value virtue,” Socrates wrote. The Bible warned that a camel would sooner pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man...

January 7, 2014 What we need in 2014: fewer leaders, more followers

Source: Guardian

The single largest sustainability challenge of our time is this: today's corporation, the main agent of today's economy, generating two-thirds of global GDP and jobs, needs to be redesigned. Without corporate redesign, we are...

January 7, 2014 Clean energy should do without special tax breaks - Editorial

Source: Washington Post

ONE OF the oldest federal policies to combat climate change just expired. Good riddance. On Jan. 1, Congress allowed a collection of special tax breaks to lapse. Among them was the wind production tax credit . With a...

December 30, 2013 Did You Bring Your Business Ethics to Work Today?

Source: Human Resources.com

Writing recently about developing a code of conduct or code of ethics, as it is sometimes called, I was struck by the importance of an organization having a code to guide employee behavior.

December 19, 2013 Business ethics a longtime commitment

Source: The Tennessean

If love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, as the once-popular song says, then business and ethics seem to have gotten a divorce.

December 16, 2013 Why are we letting China buy American companies?

Source: NY Post

This takeover, the largest takeover of a US company by a Chinese firm, represents a precedent that will damage the American economy and cost jobs in the long run. It also may have emboldened China. Weeks after permission was...

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