Share I have been reading a bit of Business Ethics in Action: Seeking Human Excellence in Organizations and I wonder if there can be such a thing as an ethical business. By its very nature a business exists to make a profit.  The main aim of any Plc. is profit – if it is not [...]





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Written by saraib820
4154 days ago

p.s. Leslie,

Here's a youtube trailer of the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf3h8I7v_NI

I don't know if you can watch it in Ireland, but if you can, check it out. It's really a great show.



Written by saraib820
4154 days ago

Leslie,

I think ethics are dying in a lot of business sectors. Running up prices. Price-gouging. Not backing up claims. Taking advantage of unsuspecting people. It's endemic.

But I was watching this show with my husband that we love, it's called "Pawn Stars", obviously a word play on Porn Stars. Anyways, it's a really cool show in America on the History Channel. This family runs a really high end pawn shop in Las Vegas. People bring in all kinds of valuables to sell. Antiques. Artwork. Artifacts and all kinds of expensive stuff.

Usually the guys that run the store try to haggle down to get the lowest price. They are good at it and usually win.

So last week this lady brings in a really old doll and the grandfather asks how much she wants for it. She says $400. The "old man" as they call him says he'll give her the $400. No haggling. Then he says to her, "I'll actually give you $800. He says "I don't think you know what you have here and I don't want to take advantage of you."

That's when I thought to myself. Geez! I wish everyone in business was this ethical and honest!"

Sorry if I rambled on.



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