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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

May 26, 2020 Ireland’s green image on fisheries sustainability questioned in new report

Source: Seafood Soirces

Ireland’s seafood marketing efforts prominently promote a wholesome image of sustainability, with the country’s signature “Origin Green” branding mark deployed with vigor in global markets.

April 30, 2020 Saudi Aramco removes 'sustainable' oil adverts after complaints

Source: The Guardian

The world’s biggest oil company has withdrawn an advertising campaign that boasted it was “powering a more sustainable future”, after dozens of complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency.

April 24, 2020 Ruth’s Chris Steak House to return $20M small biz cash to feds: report

Source: NY Post

Faced with mounting criticism, Ruth’s Chris Steak House — which operates more than 100 restaurants in North America — will return the $20 million coronavirus small business loan it got from the federal Paycheck Protection...

Research & Insights

June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulation

Source: South China Morning Post

Officials in the central Chinese city of Guanghan have been found to have gone to extraordinary lengths to manipulate raw data to obscure the real picture of the health of the economy, according to the National Bureau of...

February 7, 2019 Humans Are Eating Most of Earth's Largest Animals to Extinction

Source: Live Science

According to the authors, at least 200 species (70 percent) of the world's largest animals are seeing their populations dwindle, and more than 150 face the risk of outright extinction

February 4, 2019 Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thought

Source: MarketWatch

Vaping is linked to at least trying a traditional cigarette, especially among “low-risk” youths, according to researchers at Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Commentary & Opinion

January 30, 2020 Goldman's Solomon on Investor Day, Growth Strategy and Diversity - video

Source: You Tube/Bloomberg

David Solomon, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, discusses the company's first-ever investor day, growth opportunities and his commitment to diversity with Bloomberg's Sonali Basak on "Bloomberg...

July 25, 2019 9 Reasons Facebook FTC Settlement Is A Joke

Source: TechCrunch

The FTC just announced the details of its settlement agreement with Facebook over years of privacy practices in violation of a previous order. To say the settlement is favorable to Facebook, even with the record $5 billion...

March 12, 2019 Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?

Source: NY Times

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When a news article revealed that Clarifai was working with the Pentagon and some employees questioned the ethics of building artificial intelligence that analyzed video captured by drones, the company...


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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