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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
November 15, 2017 '10 Worst Toys' list includes swords, drones, fidget spinnersSource: USA Today
Superheroes may be a hit at the box office, but some of the toys being spun off of the movie franchises aren't finding fans among consumer safety advocates.
November 10, 2017 Equifax Faces Mounting Costs and Investigations From BreachSource: NY Times
Equifax has incurred $87.5 million of expenses stemming from a giant data breach this year and faces dozens of government investigations as a result, the credit reporting company said Thursday.
November 2, 2017 The Kobe Steel crisis is more than a corporate governance issueSource: City AM
Falsified quality inspection data for aluminium, copper and steel parts has been supplied to a range of industries across the world, including aircraft manufacturers, carmakers and the construction industry. Estimates suggest...
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
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...
June 20, 2017 Something Ain’t RightSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Telling the truth means never needing to remember what you said. Given all the conflicting and distorted information that daily spews from the current White House, it appears its primary resident and staff are severely challenged...
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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