“Ethics is an immediate set of ideas grasped through intuition and reasoned out in common language.” Rushworth Kidder.

This is why I maintain that to be ethical is to “agonize”(in a positive sense) over the decision, because there is always a price to pay and if you can’t pay, then walk away.

Can Business be Ethical and Successful?

Many people will tell you that “business ethics” is a contradiction in terms. “Impossible!” they say. “You have to do everything you can to give customers what they want and increase shareholder value. No one can put ethics before the bottom line and succeed in today’s business climate. Ethics just can’t be a top priority.”…