Monthly Archives: November 2005

Cunningham: "I broke the law, concealed my conduct, and disgraced my office"

That’s what 8-term Republican Congressman Randy Cunningham said in his resignation speech, after pleading guilty to taking $2.4 million in bribes. Oh yes, and then talk about chutzpah, listen to this: The tax evasion charge came after Cunningham reported joint

Posted in Ethics in Government

Trendwatching and Marketing, Part II

3. New Business Ideas are EverywhereIt seems there’s no shortage of unfilled needs that could become the core of wildly successful businesses. Here are a few I noticed: Ralph Stevens turns 100 (See #4, below). (Photo by Alana Horowitz Friedman)

Posted in Marketing Trends/News

Trendwatching and Marketing, Part I

Just back from several days in Minneapolis, and I had my trend-spotting radar up. Some observations: 1. The airline industry continues to shift. We flew ATA and Southwest, and it was illuminating to contrast them. Southwest still very much encourages

Posted in Business Ethics, General Commentary, Marketing Trends/News

Katherine Harris on Integrity–Give me a Break!

This week, I received a fund appeal on behalf of none other than Katherine Harris. Remember Harris? She was the highly partisan Florida Secretary of State whose conduct of the 2000 election and counting cast a cloud of illegitimacy over

Posted in Ethics in Government

CEO Pay and Disclosure: Good Target for Reformers

Something most of the corporate scandals have in common over the past few years: those with their hands in the cookie jar already were receiving compensation that most of us would consider wildly excessive. For a number of years, some

Posted in Business Ethics, General Commentary

Well, Duh! White House Finally Discovers Ethics Training

Talk about too little, too late! In the throes of a popularity plunge, GW Bush decides to have Harriet Miers conduct ethics trainings for key staff. So reports the Washington Post. This is the most scandal-ridden administration since maybe Warren

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