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Rediscovering the Human Purposes of Business, by Mark Goyder

Below is the text of a speech given by Mark Goyder, Founder and Director of Tomorrow’s Company, at the Caux Initiatives for Business Conference, Panchgani India, on 12 November 2013. Goyder sent me (Jon Haidt) the text of this speech…
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Teaching Business Ethics Through Fiction

Harvard Business School professor Joseph Badaracco teaches a course titled "The Moral Leader," in which he has defined leadership as "a struggle by a flawed human being to make some important human values real and effective in the world as it…
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Raising a Moral Company

Ethical Systems contributor Adam Grant wrote in the New York Times last week about how to raise a moral child. Drawing insights from several psychological studies, he came away with three primary suggestions: Praise good character,…
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Week That Was in Ethical Systems, 4/7/14-4/13/14

The Morning Risk Report: What is Corruption? in The Wall Street Journal In his ruling in a major Supreme Court decision issued two weeks ago, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the only form of corruption under the law is outright…
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Dishonesty Debate with Dan Ariely, Paul Bloom, and Peter Singer

Last night’s Cross-Coursera Dishonesty Debate brought together moral philosopher Peter Singer of Princeton, behavioral psychologist Paul Bloom of Yale, and our EthicalSystems.org behavioral economist Dan Ariely of Duke, to engaged in a debate…
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Risk Assessment – By the Book

[This essay was originally posted on Corporate Compliance Insights.] Nothing is more important to developing and maintaining an effective C&E program than risk assessment, and effective risk assessment is, as a general matter, perhaps…
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A system for teaching ethical systems

A system for teaching ethical systems Jeffrey M. Kaplan When I used to teach a section of a Professional Responsibility business school class I wanted to get the students thinking more from a preventive organizational approach to…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior

[This essay was originally posted on contributor Dan Ariely's personal blog.] You make decisions all the time. What should you eat for breakfast? Which route should you take to work? How much are you willing to pay for local, pasture-raised…