CEE Review: CEO pay, Whether economists change their minds, Salesforce, and more

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Do economists ever change their minds? In Econ Journal Watch, Dan Klein reports on the “changes as may have occurred among the 71 individuals who, through 2012, won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.”

Business ethicist Chris MacDonald reflects on a Canadian study of CEO pay and justice.

DNA InnovationThink like an entrepreneur: Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur John Chisholm’s 20-minute “Unleash Your Inner Company” talk. Part of CEE’s Entrepreneurship and Values series.

The DNA of the World’s Most Innovative Companies: “Innovative business leaders typically share certain qualities. They are always asking questions, experimenting, observing and networking. While building on past successes, they keep the doors open to future innovation.”

Also this: “‘It’s fascinating when we interview these famous entrepreneurs to realise that they grew up in worlds where adults paid attention to these innovation skills.’ Most often these adults were parents and grandparents, but in about one-third of the cases they were master teachers at Montessori or Montessori-like schools” [italics added]. Read more.

Why did Forbes name Salesforce the most innovative company in the world for the third year in a row? Here is an interview with Salesforce’s Marc Benioff.


This year’s Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 1-3, 2014. The submission deadline is March 15.

On March 4, Stephen Hicks will give a talk on “Why Philosophy Matters to Representational Art” at The Representational Art Conference in Ventura, CA.

See you next time with our digest of new and interesting items in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy.

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