Robert C. Solomon's A Better Way to Think About Business: How Personal Integrity PDF

By Robert C. Solomon

ISBN-10: 0195112385

ISBN-13: 9780195112382

Is enterprise ethics a contradiction in phrases? completely no longer, says Robert Solomon. in reality, he continues that sound ethics is an important precondition of any long term corporation, and that excellence in enterprise needs to exist at the starting place of values that the majority folks carry expensive. Drawing on 20 years of expertise consulting with significant companies on ethics, Solomon clarifies the tricky moral offerings each person in company face. He makes use of an "Aristotelian" method of remind readers corporation--like an individual--is embedded in a neighborhood, and that company values reminiscent of equity and honesty are meaningless till remodeled into motion. with no base of shared values, belief and mutual advantages, modern nationwide and overseas company global may disintegrate. in response to his conviction that advantage and revenue needs to thrive jointly, Solomon either examines the ways that poor values really wreck companies, and debunks the pervasive myths that motivate unethical enterprise practices. whole with a operating catalog of virtues designed to demonstrate the significance of integrity in any enterprise scenario, this compelling instruction manual incorporates a gold mine of knowledge for both the small enterprise supervisor or the company government being affected by moral concerns.

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Feuerstein is known for other such unnecessary "perks," for instance, arranging a couple of heart operations for employees, but we are rarely surprised when one virtuous action goes hand in hand with any number of other virtuous actions and attitudes. " This is not the embattled wisdom of Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun, but then why is it so common that business leaders wear the masks of the military rather than the sensitive faces of those who care about people and effectively take care of their own?

The second-best football team in the world is the "loser" of the Superbowl. Avis was right. ) The most insightful entrepreneurs (Henry Ford, and Steven Jobs at Apple, for example) don't enter a market that is already crowded with competitors. Rather they find or invent an entirely new one. They are moved by the excitement of their ideas, by the challenge of the project, by the promise of success, not by competition as such. Competition is, I think, greatly overrated as a spur to innovation. There can be no doubt about the value of competition, but it is a corrective and a constraint.

These are the moments that test our ultimate ability to cope and to survive, but failing such tests is not the end of the story. Not only can failure make us better human beings, but it can improve our chances for future success. ) To think of passing such tests as the sole reason for being in business in the first place is not very different from being one of those awful students who sees the only purpose in taking a course as a way to pass the test at the end of it. Either the course should not be taken (or given) at all, or the student has missed the real point of the course (and, perhaps, of his or her education).

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