Issue 85

SEC Bolsters Whistleblowers

(The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2015) The SEC gave a boost to corporate whistleblowers, reaching the first settlement with a company accused of muzzling tipsters through restrictive employment agreements. Engineering and construction company firm KBR Inc. agreed to settle allegations that the company required witnesses in internal investigations to sign confidentiality agreements that could …

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How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson. New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2014. 293 pp. Steven Johnson is the author of nine books, the founder of multiple websites, and the host and co-creator of PBS and BBC series How We Got to Now. How We Got to …

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What's Up?

This long overdue new issue begins the process of putting updates back on track after more than a year. Among my distractions has been writing and editing three books coming out in 2015. First, The Accidental Executive, draws on past Ethix interviews to examine the career of the biblical Joseph, who spent time at both the bottom and the top of the corporate ladder.

Randy Wilcox is featured in the new Conversation. He spent time as president of two different divisions of Otis Elevator Co. (South Asia and most recently the Americas). Wilcox shares insights from ethics challenges in the global market to innovation (including, safety, the environment, manufacturing, and smart elevators).