Every day, businesses make the world a better place to live, profitably, by creating and trading material values, by mutual consent and for mutual benefit. It’s time we’d recognize it and appreciate business people for what they do. Such a cultural change would, in time, create business heroes also in Hollywood movies and spiritual fuel for all of us.
Business is for producing and trading material values, driven by the profit motive.
In my years of teaching ethics to business students, I must have heard it all when it comes to justifying deception and lying in business.
True self-interest cannot involve cynical exploitation of others through initiation of physical force or fraud
On July 21, 2011, Wake Forest University Schools of Business Distinguished Professor of Practice John Allison address the Master of Arts in Management Class of 2012. The retired chairman and CEO of BB&T discussed Principled Leadership with the incoming class of business students.
I wish that people who make millions or billions of dollars, such as Bill Gates, would stop denigrating and seeking to undermine the very system that enabled them to be successful in the first place: capitalism.
Don Watkins, co-author of the national bestseller “Free Market Revolution,” argues that businessmen do not have an obligation to “give something back.”