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NEW: Can Technology (Also) Make Us Stupid?

It is not difficult to find the many ways technology extends our reach. The early defining vision for Bill Gates More»

Randy Wilcox: Ethics and Manufacturing

Randy Wilcox started in sales and became president of two different divisions of Otis Elevator: South Asia, then the Americas. Ethics and globalization were a challenge for the company in the 19th century when high rises grew in cities around the world.

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Traffic Cameras Create Political Furor

(USA Today, April 5, 2015) In a mayoral race in Chicago, an issue that is gnawing at Chicagoans is over More»

SEC Bolsters Whistleblowers

(The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2015) The SEC gave a boost to corporate whistleblowers, reaching the first settlement with More»

Oil’s Slide Cuts Jobs by Thousands

(USA Today, April 1, 2015) Planned oil industry layoffs in the U.S. are approaching 100,000 in the past four months More»

NEW: How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson. New York, NY: Penguin Group, More»

NEW: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2014. 274 pp. Michael More»

What’s Up?

This long overdue new issue begins the process of putting updates back on track after more than a year. Among my distractions has been writing and editing three books coming out in 2015. First, The Accidental Executive, draws on past Ethix interviews to examine the career of the biblical Joseph, who spent time at both the bottom and the top of the corporate ladder.

Randy Wilcox is featured in the new Conversation. He spent time as president of two different divisions of Otis Elevator Co. (South Asia and most recently the Americas). Wilcox shares insights from ethics challenges in the global market to innovation (including, safety, the environment, manufacturing, and smart elevators).

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