Productive work and happiness

Pause for a second and think what makes you happiest. Good health? A satisfying romantic relationship? Your children thriving? Spending time with friends and...

Why be moral? Your life depends on it

To say that many people are confused about morality is an understatement. Yet, our lives depend on getting morality right. As an example of...

Government, business, and human flourishing

In a recent conversation about the U.S. presidential election, a well-educated, high-earning professional told me that he had been rooting for Bernie Sanders for...

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...

Productive work and happiness

Pause for a second and think what makes you happiest. Good health? A satisfying romantic relationship? Your children thriving? Spending time with friends and...

Are you a “people-pleaser”?

A graduate student once told me that he was feeling anxious about disagreeing with his supervisor about the direction of his thesis work, because,...

Objecting to the 'season of giving' by Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz has written an excellent, timely op-ed article in the Washington Post, with which  I wholeheartedly agree. Please see it here.

Reasons to reject humility

WordPress provided a year-end statistical review of my blog for 2014. One of the most viewed posts was “Why humility is not a virtue,”...

Why we should be selfish

I am teaching a business ethics course to MBA students where we cover the main moral codes, such as altruism (the morality of self-sacrifice)...

Purpose in life: “the poetry of work”

In a recent column, “Labours of love,” Robert Fulford writes “an ode to those who take pride in their work.”...

How to be happy

What makes you happy? Happiness comes from achieving your values: pursuing a career you love, a romantic relationship, perhaps raising...

Objecting to the ‘season of giving’ by Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz has written an excellent, timely op-ed article in the Washington Post, with which  I wholeheartedly agree. Please see it here.