Posts in category: Ethics

Clear on copyright

Did you know that if you had written a piece of work, you have the right to be acknowledged as the author regardless of whether someone else has edited it, contributed ideas to it, or owns the copyright of it. The Australian Copyright Council is an absolutely...
Jesus CEO

Jesus CEO

Jesus CEO – Using ancient wisdom for visionary leadership, by Laurie Beth Jones. ISBN 0-7868-6062-6. This is a curious little book I found in a second hand bookshop. An easy read with great insights into self mastery, relating to and working with people, and...

Corporations as psychopaths

An interesting parallel between organisational behaviour and psychopaths on Stilgherrian’s blog: Corporations as Psychopaths.

Packaging integrity

Integrity and respect for customers – every business would like to think they live and breath this truth. A walk through my supermarket clearly indicates otherwise: “Lite” olive oil is still 100% fat. The reasonable serving size for fish fingers is...

Still not getting it

I just had another spam phone call from a certain large telco. Apparently I have magically qualified for another of their specials. From a customer conversion point of view, these were the challenges presented to me: To determine how much I will save with the offer, I...

Butterflies or blowflies?

Keep a fly diary. Seriously. Every morning, when you are getting ready to go to work, take 15 seconds to pause and assess your tummy. Therein be butterflies? Or blowflies? Butterflies are what you get when you are doing something exciting, scary, new, and GOOD. You...

The 10-second trust test

Here’s a quick way to work out if you can trust the company you are about to do business with. Ask yourself this question: Can I leave an elderly relative of mine (that I am fond of!) with this person and walk away for a few hours without any concerns...

A slapping for AFR BOSS

Re a recent cover story in AFR BOSS magazine: 2005 Top entrepreneurs. This article again blindly promulgates the STUPID how-much-money-are-you-making approach to measuring the success of a business. This is once again presented as THE indicator of having “made...

How big are you?

Find out at www.myfootprint.org. In this case, bigger is NOT better. But seriously, this is a great use of technology to bring the sustainability message straight home to each and every one of us. PERSONALLY. No more hiding behind faceless statistics. Are you aware of...
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