Friday, February 1, 2019

Ethics News / Feb 2019

A recent roundup of commentary on ethical issues currently affecting organizations.

“Six Dangerous Excuses To Compromise That Could Land You In Prison” (by Ron Carucci for Forbes)

It’s well-established by criminologists that a lot of wrongdoing results from people giving themselves permission to use various rationalizations. This Forbes piece gives some nice examples. Read article >

“The Parable of Bernie Madoff” (by David P Weber for The Hill).

This piece is about what an American professor of business ethics learned from his correspondence with Bernie Madoff. Read article >

“I Mentored Mark Zuckerberg. I Loved Facebook. But I Can’t Stay Silent About What’s Happening.” (by Roger McNamee for Time)

This article is adapted from the book by Roger McNamee’s, the veteran Silicon Valley investor. McNamee was a mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and an early promoter of Facebook, but now worries that the firm, and its leadership, has gone badly astray ethically. Read article >