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Doing business with dictatorships?

Canada’s largest engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin lost $1.5 billion (about 20%) of its market cap last Tuesday, due to $35 million in “improperly booked expenses”...

Why is Al Gore’s call for “sustainable capitalism” superfluous?

Al Gore claims that capitalism “has turned many of the world’s largest economies into hotbeds of irresponsible short-term investment” (click here to see the...

Proper vs. improper compromise

What is the difference between these two situations?:a) You are negotiating a price of a product with a buyer. You are asking for $120,...

Why does business appease its critics?

In a recent Financial Post editorial ("Two-faced book", 3 February 2012) Peter Foster laments "the pervasive air of apologetic hypocrisy" in which business leaders...