Monthly Archives: May 2006

Why I Support the Right of a Business Owner to Refuse a Job

I grant Mr. Bono the same right to follow his conscience that I claim for myself, even though we choose to exercise it for opposite philosophies.

Posted in Business Ethics, Customer Service as Marketing, General Commentary, Shel's Personal Life, Uncategorized

How Ken Lay Hand-Selected and Funded George W. Bush

sordid, seamy connections between Ken Lay and George W. Bush: over $2 million worth.

Posted in Business Ethics, Ethics in Government, Uncategorized

Enron Verdict: Skilling and Lay Get What They Deserve

Did the system really work? Why did it take five years to bring these men to justice?

Posted in Business Ethics, Uncategorized

Exploiting the Exploiter: Commenting on Enron Verdict

Last week, at Book Expo America, I attended a panel of NPR producers. I asked how my book on business ethics, Principled Profit: Marketing That Puts People First (published in 2003) could be made timely again for the Enron verdict.

Posted in Business Ethics, Marketing Trends/News, Media Ethics, Shel's Personal Life, Uncategorized

"Cluck and Awe": Ag Dept. Shills for Iraq War

a Department of Agriculture talking points memo that provided ways to jump from discussions of American crop issues to what a bully good job the administration is doing in Iraq. The paper used the marvelous headline, “An Agriprop Guide to Cluck and Awe.”

Posted in Ethics in Government, Ethics-International, Uncategorized

GWB's Best Moment–In His Own Words

“I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake,” he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.

Pretty sad. An administration so disgraceful, so scandal-ridden, such a failure in both policy and operations that even the president can’t think of anything he’s proud of.

Georgie, my boy, let me prod your memory a bit–I can think of at least a few proud moments:

Posted in Energy & Sustainability, Ethics in Government, General Commentary, Uncategorized

Publishers Running for Office

This is an oddity: I know four people running for non-local office this year–and three of them are from the publishing world. Jeeni Criscenzo, self-publisher of a lovely novel about Mayan civilization, running for Congress in California Sander Hicks, whom

Posted in Ethics in Government, General Commentary, Uncategorized

West Pointers Get Cease & Desist Letter From West Point

West Point is far more than some mere product or “valuable trademark” to us. What is deeply important to us is the “image and standing of the United States Military Academy.” This is precisely what we members of West Point Graduates Against The War are trying to uphold.

Posted in Ethics in Government, Uncategorized

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