For the ninth consecutive year, I addressed the beginning full-time Cohort MBA students at the University of Texas at Dallas on the last day of their two-week LEAD camp preparing them for success at UTD and their careers.
Recently I was asked to participate in AWTT’s Speaking Truth to Youth video series, which, in their words, “reflect AWTT’s belief that our portrait subjects are not superheroes but real people whose work is driven by moral courage and a passion for truth and justice.”
I spoke recently at the new Dallas campus of Texas A&M Commerce University to their graduate and undergraduate business students and alumni, with many others, including some Texas A&M financial planning students, attending virtually via zoom. Professor Jared Pickens, the organizer of the event, asked me to speak on “Ethics in the Last and Next… [Read More]
Most people wouldn’t accept poor treatment at a gym, and would likely change grocery stores if the regular place exhibited blatant disrespect toward customers. Why, then, are employers surprised when people won’t stay in a toxic job? People prefer to exist where they feel appreciated, especially in their jobs.
People are hoping that the Theranos case means that the DOJ will finally start prosecuting high-tech fraud, but many folks don’t think that this will necessarily mean that the DOJ has developed a spine for this industry. As the NYT writers pointed out, executives are rarely charged with fraud, and even less often convicted.
All great trips eventually come to an end, and my whirlwind speaking tour in Ireland has. It was an honor to present to some of the most esteemed organizations in Ireland, Transparency International, the Institute of Banking, the National University of Ireland Galway and Business Matters radio. South East Radio’s Business Matters is a weekly business… [Read More]
Ireland continued to be a unique learning experience with my participating with some of the most esteemed organizations in the country. Throughout I was impressed with the emphasis each had regarding ethics in the banking culture and it was an honor to address these groups who are so focused on stamping out corruption in both… [Read More]
Since the Business Roundtable announced its new purpose of business and de-emphasized the role of profits and long-term value to its shareholders, many articles have fostered the reasoning behind it, including my own. In fact, while their new purpose was praised by many, it also received criticism from others, including the Wall Street Journal. Most… [Read More]
So how do you view the recent sentencing of Felicity Huffman, the Desperate Housewives actress? Something to consider… what does the sentence she was given signal to society? Was it appropriate for bribing? Or does the sentence, including the fine, merely represent getting her hand slapped? I believe it signals a bigger issue, and as… [Read More]
ESG, not a cooking spice, is at the heart of a new business model. In fact, ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) is at the core of this August’s Business Roundtable (“Roundtable”) new statement of business that redefines the purpose of a corporation to promote “an economy that serves all Americans.” This new purpose was briefly discussed… [Read More]