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Thinking Digitally

Is technology an aid to our thinking processes, or is it a distraction? My own conclusion is “yes.” By connecting More»

Steve Tourek: A Window on Purpose

Steve Tourek has learned about good business and purpose on his journey from Dartmouth College to Yale to Cambridge University to a career as a litigation attorney to being chief counsel at Marvin Companies, a business that focuses on creating great products in small communities.

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News Notables – Issue 83

Bribery Law Dos and Don’ts (The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2012) In the high-stakes world of international business, sometimes More»

What’s Up

I had known about Marvin Windows, the product. But I first heard about Marvin, the company, when President Barack Obama, during the campaign, spoke about, “The family business in Warroad, Minnesota, that didn’t lay off a single one of their 4,000 employees when the recession hit, even when their competitors shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owner gave up some perks and some pay because they understood that their biggest asset was the community and the workers who had helped build that business — they give me hope.” Then I met Steve Tourek, the chief counsel of that company, and we had a conversation.

Check out the updates to Technology Watch, News Notables, InReview, and Ethix at Work, also in this issue. Next issue will feature a Conversation with Brad Tilden, president and CEO of the Alaska Air group.

Dancing With Digital Natives

Dancing With Digital Natives: Staying in Step With the Generation That’s Transforming the Way Business Is Done, edited by Michelle More»

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007. xxii, 675 pp. Walter Isaacson is More»

A Taxi Kickback? by David Gill

Dilemma I work at the front desk of a hotel, and in this position I am often responsible for scheduling More»