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June 2016

Have Accounting GAAP Numbers Lost their Usefulness?

Do Non-GAAP Financial Metrics and Forward-Looking Information Better Reflect Economic Realities? In accounting, the rules say that financial statement information should be prepared under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). GAAP numbers are the holy grail of financial report information because they represent standards of practice that have been sanctioned by... Read more →

Why not Date in the Workplace? Dating in the Workplace an Increasingly Common Occurrence Years ago the idea of dating a co-worker was frowned upon because of the potential conflict of interests and the possibility of a sexual harassment charge if the relationship breaks down. I believe this to be... Read more →

Ethical Dissonance in Business

The Role of Organizational Culture in Ethical Decision Making Last week I blogged about whether ‘business ethics’ is an oxymoron. While I concluded it was not, at least any more than in most endeavors in life, I did not point out ethical dilemmas sometimes bringing companies down. The reason is... Read more →

Is Business Ethics an Oxymoron?

What is the ‘Greater Good’ in Business? People never will stop repeating this cliché because, deep down, we know that it's not always easy to be ethical—in business or anywhere else in life! Sometimes it's hard to know what the right thing to do is. Because modern life is complex... Read more →

Why Whistle-blowing Can Be a Virtuous Act

Fairness and Loyalty Effects on the Morality of Blowing the Whistle Imagine you’re thinking about blowing the whistle on your employer. You will face a moral quandary: Is reporting misdeeds an act of heroism or betrayal? It makes sense that whistle-blowing brings these two moral values, fairness and loyalty, into... Read more →