Selling horse meat as beef: Buyer beware, too?

In my last post I wrote about stores selling products past their best before date—such as the expired canned lobster pate, which raised demands...

Teamwork vs. independent thinking?

If we are to believe people like President Obama who famously said: “You didn’t build that”, individual accomplishment is insignificant; only as a group...

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...

Is buying for others the secret to consistent happiness?

The theme of money and happiness keeps coming up; I wrote about it last in April when the UN World Happiness Report came out....

Should you apologize for something you have not done?

Last month, Fareed Zakaria, CNN TV host and Time columnist was suspended briefly for plagiarizing a passage by New Yorker writer Jill Lepore. Zakaria...

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/#!

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....