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From the Editor – Issue 39

Al Erisman summarizes the themes of the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 39

Readers give input on technology in China, business ethics from BorgWarner, and praise for Ethix.

TechWatch: Getting Rid of Old Technology

Al Erisman looks at the problem of phasing out old technology. When it is time to upgrade to new technology, how do we get rid of the old?

Bob Wright: Courage in an Ethical Crisis

Bob Wright tells the story of Arthur Andersen and Enron and how he maintained faith in the toughest circumstances.

NewsNotables – Issue 39

Sarbanes-Oxley Act Passes First Court Test
The Associated Press, December 2, 2004
Drivers Trade Loss of Privacy for Discount on Insurance
The Associated Press, September 3, 2004
AIG Faces a Sanction on PNC Transactions
The Wall Street Journal, September 2004
AIG to Settle Investigations
The Wall Street Journal, November 24 and 25, 2004

InReview – Issue 39

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter Than the Few
by James Surowiecki
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind
I, Robot (DVD)
directed by Alex Proyas
Super Size Me (DVD)
directed by Morgan Spurlock

Ethix Forum – Issue 39

What do you find to be your major source of workplace stress. What do you do about it?

Do You Stay the Course With Less-than-Forthright Partners?

What do you do in meetings with the funders, the customer, and with the CEO in a company where partners are keeping information from you?