Archive for March, 2011

Ethics of the Profit Motive

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Chris Macdonald, at his Business Ethics Blog, explores the ethics of the profit motive. The profit motive is often blamed for the unethical and illegal actions of businesspeople that we read about in the news every day. But does the profit motive necessarily lead to wrongdoing? And aren’t businesspeople, like everyone else, motivated by much more than just a desire to profit?

Read the article here.

Also, check out this excellent list of 50 ethics blogs.

The Vanishing Entrepreneur

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Professor Donna Matias of the University of San Diego School of Law describes some of the regulatory obstacles that entrepreneurs — especially those with low income —face:

CEE Interview with Jeffrey van Davis

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Jeffrey van Davis talks with Dr. Stephen Hicks about the inspirations for making his documentary Only A God Can Save Us, which explores Martin Heidegger’s involvement with the National Socialist movement. Mr. van Davis also discusses the process of making the film and its public reception. Parts I-IV are embedded below.

March 2011 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, March 14th, 2011

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Jack Stack, Founder and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation, author of The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome, and “Father of Open-book Management” (Inc. Magazine).

Also featured in Kaizen are student essay contest winners Sarah Boykin, Shelly Wenzel, and Bethany Borgmann, and guest speakers Michael Strong and Magatte Wade.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Stack.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at]

Why Do B-schools Have So Many “C” Students?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Vedran Vuk, writing for Not PC, lists five common problems with business school students. Ironically, at the top of his list is “Lack of Entrepreneurship.”

Read the article here.