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From the Editor – Issue 45

Al Erisman goes over the main points in the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 45

Readers comment on tailored internet pricing, recent Ethix conversations, and empowerment in the work place.

TechWatch: SuperComputing 2005 — Hype Meets Geek

Al Erisman asserts that supercomputing offers a window on an exciting new world that will impact all computing and, hence, all users of computers.

Mike Volkema: Solid Values, Changing Times

Mike Volkema talks about his time as CEO of Herman Miller.

NewsNotables – Issue 45

PC Stolen From Boeing Packed With Employees’ Personal Data
The Seattle Times, November 19, 2005
Cray Co-Founder Leaves for Position at Microsoft
The Seattle Times, November 26, 2005, article by David Bowermaster
The Ethical Climate
Boeing Frontiers, December 2005/January 2006
Fraud Cases Tied to Hurricane Aid Now Exceed 1,000
The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2005
Google Concerns Privacy Crowd
USA Today, December 8, 2005
How Corporate Scandals Gave Tech Firms a New Business Line
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2005

Ethics for Business: The Modern Myth of Work and Life

David Mashburn asks, “What makes a person happier — seeking fulfillment through self-expression and self-promotion, or contributing to something greater than one’s self?”

InReview – Issue 45

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
by John C. Bogle
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
Leadership Is an Art
by Max De Pree

Trapped by an Employment Contract

How do you manage employment options when you have signed an employee agreement with onerous restrictions on what you can do when you leave a company?