Archive for December, 2011

“Stop Telling Women to Do Startups”

Monday, December 19th, 2011

We at CEE are guilty as charged and appropriately chastised by TechCrunch’s Penelope Trunk, who is tired of people encouraging women to become entrepreneurs. Read the article here.

Support the Center!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Please consider supporting the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship for 2012. See our Campaign 2012 page for details about our first four years’ accomplishments and our future plans.

Negotiating Gambits

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Roger Dawson at Eyes on Sales lists eight negotiation tactics he believes are unethical, and ways to avoid and counter them. Whether these tactics are ethical or not, learning about them is useful for people on either side of a sales negotiation.

Read the article here.

December 2011 Issue of Kaizen

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Chan Luu, CEO of Chan Luu, Inc. Born and raised in Vietnam, Luu came to the USA for college in Boston before launching herself as a designer of jewelry and clothing in Los Angeles.

Also featured in Kaizen are: student essay contest winners Farzaneh Farhangi, Kelly Foster, and Rebecca Robinson; Extreme Entrepreneurship Day; filmmaker Jeffrey Van Davis‘s discussion panel for his film Only A God Can Save Us; and guest speakers Douglas Den Uyl, who visited us from Indianapolis, and Federico Fernández and Martin Sarano, who visited us from Argentina.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Ms. Chan Luu.

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Professor Stephen Hicks Visits Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Dr. Stephen Hicks, CEE’s Executive Director, was invited last month to the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala to give a series of lectures on business ethics and political economy. Here is a Spanish-language interview in Siglo 21, in which Dr. Hicks discusses business ethics and entrepreneurship. Below is a video interview with Dr. Hicks conducted by Luis Figueroa on corporate social responsibility: