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From the Editors – Issue 28

In this Issue Business Week featured Costco CEO Jim Sinegal among its six “good CEOs” in a cover story last More»

Dear Ethix – Issue 28

Readers discuss the implementation of large scale systems and a “shoe leather” column.

TechWatch: Inappropriate Technology

When the tendencies of the technology are understood, effective solutions can often be found that minimize the downsides and capture the benefits.

James D. Sinegal: A Long-Term Business Perspective in a Short-Term World

Jim Sinegal expands on the foundational tenets of the Costco business plan.

Essay: Ethical Salespeople: A Key to Economic Recovery

Harold Bought asserts, “In today’s competitive markets, professional salespeople need to be better prepared for the challenge than ever before. In part, that means we must practice ethical behavior in everything we do.”

Benchmark Ethics: Ethics is More Than Compliance

Individuals and organizations that have a robust, authentic ethics program will spend their major energy articulating and pursuing positive principles, values, and virtues. Observing moral boundaries—and regulatory boundaries—is important but secondary to this pursuit of the right and good.

InReview – Issue 28

Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? Inside IBM’s Historic Turnaround
by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box
by Arbinger Institute
Pastwatch; The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
by Orson Scott Card
Minority Report
directed by Steven Spielberg

Ethix Forum – Issue 28

Is it possible for unethical companies–and individuals–to change and become ethical? How? If “unethical companies and individuals” refers to those More»