Monthly Archives: September 2010

Nudges, reminders, and the Oath

Previously, we have mentioned Dan Ariely’s findings that morality reminders reduce cheating. Other studies are now beginning to support this notion, as researchers find that seemingly subtle “nudges” encourage better behavior. Studies are finding that even occasional reminders such as phone calls can encourage people to maintain exercise regimens. If we extend this to notion […]

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Business Ethics and Value Creation: The HP-Oracle Case

Writing in The Atlantic, Daniel Indiviglio asks tough questions regarding former HP CEO Mark Hurd’s apparent move to Oracle. He was forced to step down from his post due to a sexual harassment suit with a contractor in conjunction with filing mislabeled expenses. He had quite a soft landing. Just one month later, we now […]

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