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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).
News & Updates
January 22, 2018 Theresa May vows to stop private sector 'pension abuseSource: BBC
The government will stop workers' pensions being put at risk from "executives who try to line their own pockets", the prime minister has said.
January 22, 2018 HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probeSource: BBC
HSBC has agreed to pay $101.1m (£72.7m) to settle a US criminal investigation into rigged currency transactions.
Friday Greenpeace criticized Coca-Cola's new global plastics plan for failing to address the urgency of ocean plastic pollution
Research & Insights
January 3, 2017 What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your CompanySource: Harvard Business Review
Enron. Wells Fargo. Volkswagen. It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. We assume it’s only the Ken Lays and Bernie Madoffs of the world who will cheat people. But what about the...
June 27, 2016 Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: studySource: Japan Today
The looming arrival of self-driving vehicles is likely to vastly reduce traffic fatalities, but also poses difficult moral dilemmas, researchers say in a study.
Concept says an electric vehicle could cut annual carbon emissions by up to 1.7 tonnes over the long-term. The vehicles would be charged from low-emission power sources in New Zealand and usually at off-peak times, such as...
Commentary & Opinion
January 12, 2018 First Amendment Goose BumpsSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
When Katherine Graham gave Ben Bradley the go-ahead to publish the Pentagon Papers, I got goose bumps. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go see Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post.
August 9, 2017 Wells Fargo: What It Will Take to Clean Up the MesSource: Knowledge @Wharton
Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Email Print Comment Quote A series of scandals has sparked a crisis of confidence in Wells Fargo, the nation’s third-largest bank whose roots harken back to the Gold Rush era when it...
Source: Arnold R. Isaacs
The first was a conversation reported in Generation Revolution, a recent and very enlightening book about recent Egyptian history by a young British journalist named Rachel Aspden. In the book she recalls an exchange with a young...
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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