Why business makes Christmas better

Millions of people are about to celebrate Christmas, by decorating their homes, setting up Christmas trees and lights, getting together with their families, exchanging...

Why do 1.4 million Americans work at Walmart–a new Forbes.com column by Doug Altner

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/11/27/why-do-1-4-million-americans-work-at-walmart-with-many-more-trying-to/

Why is capitalism a dirty word among business students?

I just finished teaching another business ethics course. As often in my many years of teaching, students were surprised to learn about the moral...

Who is responsible for your behavior?

You probably thought that the answer is: “I am.” But neuroscientist Sam Harris argues in his 2012 book, Free Will, that your genes and...

Robbing the rich in order to give to the poor: immoral and impractical

Last week the mayor of a Spanish town in Andalusia was orchestrating raids to local supermarkets for the purpose of stealing food to feed...

Key to effective management: Objectivity

Management is commonly defined as the process of accomplishing common goals by working through or with people. According to Chester Barnard, American businessman and...

Why Is The Tea Party ‘Extremist,’ But Democratic Support For Big Government ‘Moderate’? by...

See Peter Schwartz's excellent, penetrating analysis of the obfuscations regarding "stakeholders", insider trading, and selfishness in his Forbes.com column here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/11/11/why-is-the-tea-party-extremist-but-democratic-support-for-big-government-moderate/#!

Peter Schwartz’s terrific new Forbes.com column against altruism

Peter Schwartz, one of the best writers I know, has written another excellent column against altruism: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/12/13/the-opponents-of-obamacare-are-completely-missing-the-point/

Why humility is not a virtue

According to conventional morality, humility is a virtue. We are taught to think not too highly of ourselves or not to take credit for...

How to avoid bad decisions in business

Bad decisions happen. Resources are invested in new products that flop. Wrong people—underperformers—get hired and promoted. Mergers end up diluting instead of creating value....

The ethics and business of human genetic editing

The other day, I turned on the radio to a debate on the ethics on human genetic editing, prompted buy an international scientific summit...

There is no conflict between individual and common interests

This is the last installment based on my experiences in Finland in the last month. A few days before I returned to Canada, the...