A Constructivist Approach to Business Ethics

A Constructivist Approach to Business Ethics

A Constructivist Approach to Business Ethics

Business ethics operates at the crossroads of various disciplines, inviting perspectives from economists, financiers, sociologists, organizational psychologists and philosophers. Each perspective commands an area of expertise bearing on the subject’s key questions and each employs Continue reading

The nature of competition

The nature of competition

The nature of competition

Morality arises in response to the fact that human affairs, when left to their own devices,
have a tendency to go very badly. Thomas Hobbes summed it up best with his observation that the
unbridled pursuit of individual self-interest generates a “natural condition” in which life is
“solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” Continue reading

The Cat Star by Gianni Rodari

The Cat Star

The Cat Star

Lots of people have gone to the dogs. Well, once upon a time not too long ago, in the eternal city of Rome, certain people went to the cats. There were thinkers who, because of the increase in traffic noise, could no longer find a quiet place to think. There were old people who had stories to tell but no one to hear them, whose families no longer had a place for them. There were widows and spinsters who stayed home in empty apartments. All of them just picked up and disappeared, leaving not a trace. They had all gone to the cats.Continue reading

Tonino the Invisible by Gianni Rodari

C’era una volta un bambino di nome Tonino che non gli piaceva andare a scuola. One upon a time there was a little boy named Tonino who didn’t like going to school.

He wasn’t a bad kid, or a lazy kid, or a dumb kid. Anything but. It was just that Tonino had a wild imagination and he liked to stay up late reading. Books by people like H. G. Wells about strange creatures who lived underground and mad scientists who could do things like make themselves invisible. All that reading make him sleepy first thing in the morning. And first thing in the morning was Teacher’s favorite time to ask the hardest questions. Even before Tonino had a chance to wake up. It wasn’t fair.Continue reading

Business is Booming in Africa

Example: Lagos Metro Blue Line

Location: Lagos.  Completion date: Launch has been pushed back to 2015.   A major cosmopolitan transport project to connect Nigeria’s largest city, the Lagos Metro Blue Line is designed to ease congestion and speed up journey times for the city’s inhabitants. Total cost: $1.2 billion. Continue reading