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Issue 35

May-June 2004

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From the Editor – Issue 35

Al Erisman offers a summary of the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 35

Readers comment on globalization, Flow Automotive, and piracy.

TechWatch: Understanding and Dealing with Spam

Like any other technology, Al Erisman thinks email is double-edged. There are great benefits along with the downsides. And in spite of spam, he believes the benefits of email will continue to far outweigh the pain.

Dennis Bakke: Creating Real Fun at Work

Dennis Bakke explains his fresh philosophies on how a business ought to be run.

NewsNotables – Issue 35

How Cuts in Retiree Benefits Fatten Companies’ Bottom Line
Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2004
FBI Adds To Wiretap Wish List
CNET News, March 16,2004
Citigroup’s Weill Received Bonus Of $29 Million in Cash for 2003
Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2004
Trial of Former Tyco Executives Ends in Mistrial
New York Times, April 3, 2004

Essay: Unleashing the Human Capacity in Your Organization

David Mashburn thinks that people really do have powerful capacities yet to be fully tapped. They have a hunger for challenge and purpose.

Asia Perspective: More than Just Antivirus Software

Seamus Phan argues that there is no perfect solution to malware, but the battle against malware cannot be left in the hands of the few, the antivirus vendors. Users have to empower themselves to slow down the onslaught of such computing troubles with low-cost solutions.

Best Practices: Right Questions Key to Hiring for Ethics

Michael Erisman states, “While there are as many approaches to the hiring process as there are managers and applicants, a few key changes in the process can greatly improve the ability to effectively select people who will uphold your corporate ethics and improve your business results.”

InReview – Issue 35

The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life
by Thomas W. Malone
Infectious Greed: How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets
by Frank Partnoy