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Tue Mar 29, 2016, 07:06 PM

 

This aerospace CEO thinks that today's corporate "ethics" is simply an equation.

Take a read and see what you think.

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2016/April/Pages/ASimpleEquationforEthicsinAction.aspx

Imagine: you plug into his equation and thusly either you are ethical or you are not.

Isn't that exactly what Wall Street does? But in Wall Street, "ethics" and "profit" are synonyms.

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Reply This aerospace CEO thinks that today's corporate "ethics" is simply an equation. (Original post)
DrBulldog Mar 2016 OP
Major Nikon Mar 2016 #1
ladjf Mar 2016 #2
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #3
hatrack Mar 2016 #4
melm00se Mar 2016 #5

Response to DrBulldog (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 07:12 PM

1. It's not even that complicated

The only ethical considerations in the corporate world are what you can go to jail, get fined, or get sued over, and even many of those things are weighed against what you think you can get away with. The justification is if you don't do it, your competition will.

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Response to DrBulldog (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 07:56 PM

2. The Corporate Mind calculates the shortest distance to large profits.

The ethical human mind calculates the distance to large profits without depriving Earth's flora and fauna of it's right to quality life. Big difference in the processes. The irony is that in the long run, if the Corporate MInd would adopt the ethical human model they would make more money in the LONG run.


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Response to DrBulldog (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:24 AM

3. Sounds like something a sociopath would think.

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Response to DrBulldog (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:27 AM

4. There are no corporate "ethics" - there are only degrees of compliance

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Response to hatrack (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 08:18 AM

5. My brother got his MBA

from a high profile Catholic university and one of the things that they were taught was that "business ethics" are not the same ethics that you were taught in Sunday school. It is up to them (the future businessmen and women) to apply those Sunday school ethics to business ethics and that doing so is a significant challenge.

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