December 8, 2015

Truth is in our nature

Professor Dobkowski’s article, “The struggle between truth telling and lying,” presents a deeply flawed understanding of human nature. Citing presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s “possible half-truths” […]
November 19, 2014

The Ethics of Lying and Deception

This article was originally published in the Rochester Business Journal, January 10, 2014 edition. In his Rochester Business Journal column titled “Acknowledge dishonesty; it’s a starting […]
November 19, 2014

Benefits of Business Ethics

This article originally appeared in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Sunday August 25, 2013. The practical benefits of good ethics in business are similar to the […]
November 19, 2014

Are you a snitch? (The Ethics of Tolerance)

Growing up, my friends and I would swear to each other not to tell our parents, teachers, police or someone in authority on a questionable deed […]
November 19, 2014

Can you have too much transparency?

Ethics is built on trust. Transparency is a key enabler to trust and thus to ethics. Political candidates commit to transparency during their campaigns. Leaders talk […]
November 19, 2014

Is it possible to make too much money? A brief story of hedgehogs, foxes and flies

Is it possible to make too much money? Is it possible to have too much ambition? Is it possible to be too successful?¹ And so, President […]
November 19, 2014

What is Business Ethics?

About thirty years ago, a hearty laugh would follow the combination of the words “military” and “intelligence.” “That’s a contradiction in terms!” was the reflexive reply, […]
November 19, 2014

How Ethically Fit Are You?

Exercising our conscience is important to ethical fitness. The language we use, particularly in moments of moral failing, can provide insights into the health and activity […]