Tag Archives: Wal-Mart

Business & Ethics? Take the Quiz.

Yesterday, we heard about the outgoing Goldman Sachs executive who, in a blazing New York Times opinion piece, attacked the company for its “toxic and destructive” culture. In his controversial editorial, Smith states, “The firm has veered so far from the place … Continue reading

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Service is King

In our digital society, things are becoming increasingly impersonal. Instead of talking for hours on the phone, teenagers text, some apparently more than 120 messages per day. Instead of calling a catalogue to place an order, you order online. And … Continue reading

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The Thin Line Between CSR and PR

Today Wal-Mart announced its new “global sustainable agricultural” plan, which includes doubling its sales of locally grown produce and providing training in sustainable farming techniques to 1 million agricultural workers. The ambitious CSR plan lays out objectives that the retail … Continue reading

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"Sext-Gate" or Tiger 2.0

Since we’re in October, it is most appropriate to open this post with some memorable words from New York Yankees great, Yogi Berra. “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Although this time, the quote isn’t referring to back-to-back bombs by … Continue reading

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