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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
February 14, 2019 The former Apple lawyer who was supposed to keep employees from insider trading has been charged with insider tradingSource: CNBC
Gene Levoff, senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary until September, "traded on material nonpublic information about Apple's earnings three times during 2015 and 2016," according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday...
February 11, 2019 Major recall for more vehicles that have Takata airbagsSource: Fox Atlanta
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - A major recall was announced on Friday for another 1.7 million vehicles that have Takata airbags. Luxury cars are among vehicles being recalled, including Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, and Ferrari.
February 11, 2019 Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change joins Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit EuropeSource: Ethical Corporation’s
Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change to speak on climate action at #RBSEU in London next 10-12 of June
Research & Insights
February 7, 2019 Humans Are Eating Most of Earth's Largest Animals to ExtinctionSource: 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 thoughtSource: 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
Source: NY Times
Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.
Commentary & Opinion
The reports overnight, first broken by TechCrunch, are that "desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a 'Facebook Research' VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone...
January 24, 2019 Editorial: The Guardian view on Davos: elites without answersSource: The Guardian
Any advantage that politicians see in attending the World Economic Forum are these days weighed against the disadvantage of being seen to attend.
December 17, 2018 Can GE Survive Its Cooked Books?Source: Forbes -Peter Cohan Contributor
Jack Welch gives himself an F for picking his successor, Jeff Immelt. And GE's accountants were not doing their jobs when Immelt was CEO.
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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