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From the Editor – Issue 40

Al Erisman offers an outline of the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 40

Readers comment on the ethical practices of business in China, the questionable ethical practice of teaching computer hacking in the classroom, the practices of Shougang in China, praise for Ethix and Bob Wright.

TechWatch: Who is to Blame for Failed Electronic Transactions?

Al Erisman tells a personal story concerning $22 and business ethics in an age of technology.

Orin C. Smith: Managing Growth and Leadership Change at Starbucks

Orin Smith discusses the Starbucks philosophy on ethics and the workplace.

John Sage: Blending Capitalism & Philanthropy

John Sage describes the split model behind Pura Vida of profit and philanthropy.

NewsNotables – Issue 40

Multinational Companies Unite to Fight Bribery
The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2005
Marsh, Spitzer Settle With 50 Million, Apology
The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2005
In Two Trials, Decoding CEO-Talk
The Wall Street Journal, January 27 and 28, 2005
Waksal, Father Settle With SEC, Both to Pay Fines
The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2005

InReview – Issue 40

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
by Joel Bakan
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time
by Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang

Ethix Forum – Issue 40

What one recommendation would you make to company managers who want to help build a more ethical company?

Is Ethics a Luxury or Necessity for a Startup?

When your business is struggling to get off the ground, wouldn’t ethical practices be detrimental to long term success?