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Issue 60

July-Aug 2008

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From the Editor – Issue 60

Executive Editor, Al Erisman, sketches the topics found in the tenth anniversary edition of Ethix.

Dear Ethix – Issue 60

Readers send letters reflecting on ten years of Ethix publications.

TechWatch: Should I Continue to Watch Technology?

Al Erisman presents a case for the continued observation of technology.

Steven J. Bell: Making Cabinets, Changing the World

Steven Bell outlines his cabinet-making company, Pacific Crest Industries, describing its peaks and valleys.

NewsNotables – Issue 60

Fed Task Force Eyes Lenders and Wall Street in Subprime Mess
Associated Press, May 5, 2008
Charges of Insider Trading for a Wall Street Luminary
The New York Times, May 30, 2008
Offshore-Account Holders Bite Their Nails
Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2008

Reflections on Ten Years of Ethix

Al Erisman reflects on the past ten years of Conversations with 76 leaders covering business, technology, and ethics.

Essay: Lessons Learned on Organizational Ethics

Corporate ethics that comes out of the boss’s office or from an outside consultant is nothing like the kind that comes from people challenged to come up with guidelines for themselves.

Asia Perspective: Supported Employment for the Physically Challenged in Singapore

Dr. Ow Chee Chung, executive director, Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD), discusses how SPD, a nonprofit organization in Singapore, helps the physically challenged through supported employment and skills development.

Ten Years of InReview

Al Erisman has reviewed more than half of the 200 books reviewed in the past 10 years of Ethix. In this issue he features 14 books in six categories that represent his favorites.

No Harm, No Foul?

Trying to decide right and wrong based on consequences (vs. sticking to principles) has several significant weaknesses.