Kindness goes hand in hand with business

The refrain “it’s not personal, it’s business” is seemingly everywhere in corporate life. Business students and employees are trained to believe in the importance of the bottom line and that profits, rather than people, are essential to success. In his new book, Give and Take, organizational psychologist and University of Pennsylvania Wharton professor Adam Grant […]

Conscious capitalism should be the future

Every time you turn on your TV, it appears as if another corporate villain is being put away in the big house for fraud, extortion or perjury. Bear Stearns. Refco. AIG: All of these business’ honchos are still feeling the wrath of the law and the public. With the Occupy Wall Street protests dominating the […]

Online piracy poses little risk to business

When 26-year-old computer programmer and political activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last Friday, news of his death spread across the Internet with the same speed as the viral videos and the applications he had helped to produce. At the time of his death, he faced unnecessarily harsh felony charges entailing a possible 35-year sentence and […]

USC competitions should include global issues

During my time at Marshall School of Business, I’ve found it difficult to convince business students to incorporate social or community benefits as an essential part of their business solutions. Persuading established business leaders might be even harder. Today, however, many leading global case competitions are marching boldly in that direction. The Hult Global Case […]