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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 22, 2018 Theresa May vows to stop private sector 'pension abuse

Source: 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 probe

Source: BBC

HSBC has agreed to pay $101.1m (£72.7m) to settle a US criminal investigation into rigged currency transactions.

January 22, 2018 Greenpeace Slams Coca-Cola Plastic Announcement as ‘Dodging the Main Issue’

Source: EcoWatch

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 Company

Source: 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: study

Source: 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.

March 22, 2016 Electric cars, not solar panels, more likely to cut NZ carbon footprint - report

Source: Stuff.com.nz

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 Bumps

Source: 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. [more]

August 9, 2017 Wells Fargo: What It Will Take to Clean Up the Mes

Source: 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...

July 10, 2017 Devaluing Knowledge -- the Real Danger of the "Fake Fact" Era

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...[more]


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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