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Which is more important: Creating wealth or “giving back”?

Last week I attended an awards gala called “Rising Stars.” It was organized by Canada’s Oilweek magazine to recognize up-and-coming leaders in the oil...

Business and happiness

A friend once gave me a T-shirt with “Happiness Is Positive Cash Flow” printed in the front. While I agree that positive cash flow...

“As soon as two businessmen get together, they start discussing how to fix prices”

This is what I heard a leftist public radio talk show host say on Sunday morning. My ears naturally perked up upon hearing something...

Why should business defend itself—even if it is for the right to sell super-sized...

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced recently a plan to ban large sodas (16 oz. or more) from New York City’s restaurants, movie theaters,...

Riots Against Austerity Measures, Protests Against Tuition Hikes, And “No Zeros” High School Grading...

I have resisted commenting on political issues—such as the riots in Greece against the austerity measures by the government and the more than three-month...

Who should get bonuses?

This story was shared by an MBA student who was trying to assess a personal business experience.  A small technology start-up has started to...

JP Morgan loses $2 billion: Why the government should not intervene

When JP Morgan Chase & Co. announced a two billion dollar loss in its main investment office earlier this month, there were increased calls...

A lesson from Yahoo's ex-CEO: Why "embellishing" your resume–or any faking–is not a good...

Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo Inc. just since January, resigned this week when it was found out that his resume falsely stated that he...

A lesson from Yahoo’s ex-CEO: Why “embellishing” your resume–or any faking–is not a good...

Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo Inc. just since January, resigned this week when it was found out that his resume falsely stated that he...

The Occupiers Claim: Working for A Living is Slavery

Occupy Chicago was advertising its May Day demonstration last week with a poster that said: “If you have to work to live, is it...

Does the Occupy movement have a valid moral claim?

With the recent publication of the Occupy Handbook  (http://www.amazon.com/The-Occupy-Handbook-Janet-Byrne/dp/0316220213/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=13357444), and the warm spring weather reviving the Occupy protesters from their winter hiatus, it is a...

Why wealth creation (and private property and property rights) is good for the planet

Last week, I was writing about the first UN World Happiness Report and how it pits wealth creation and wealth against happiness. I promised...