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From the Editor – Issue 37

Al Erisman provides the basic structure of the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 37

Readers comment on email for business, the Dennis Bakke conversation, and the ethics of ServiceMaster.

TechWatch: Challenge at the Intersection

Al Erisman discusses information technology and issues including: piracy, privacy, pornography, hacking, identity, and intellectual property.

Dr. John J. Medina: What Every Business Person Should Know About the Brain

Dr. John Medina on the relationship between stress and the workplace, the brain and education, attention spans, sleep, emotions

Best Practices: Personal Responsibility in the Age of Narcissism

David Mashburn contends in this essay that people ought to stop waiting for others to stimulate and give meaning to your life and instead, take personal responsibility.

Asia Perspective: The Tripartite War Against Spam

Seamus Phan argues that spam is a unique problem, and simply relying on good filtering technology, the diligence of end users, or strong legislation alone, may not work to eradicate spam.

NewsNotables – Issue 37

Unfazed by Conviction, Firm Keeping CEO on the Payroll
Associated Press, 8/03/2004
Auditor-Client Breakups Rise, While Disclosure Often Lags
The Wall Street Journal, 8/03/2004
Halliburton Settles SEC Probe Into an Accounting Disclosure
The Wall Street Journal, 8/04/2004
Bristol-Myers Squibb Settles SEC Fraud Case
The Wall Street Journal, 8/04 and 05/2004
SEC Looks Into Krispy Kreme Practices
The Wall Street Journal, 07/20/2004

InReview – Issue 37

Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age
by Bill McKibben
Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage
by Nicholas G. Car

Ethix Forum – Issue 37

What is government’s proper role in legislating ethical behavior for business?

A Book Buyer in the Middle

How does a book buyer maintain dirt-free hands in an industry where sexually explicit material is a top seller?