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Financial Times Review of The MBA Oath book

In this week’s Financial Times, Philip Delves Broughton gives a review of the MBA Oath Book. You can read it here.

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Compromise Situations and the Oath

MBA alumnus and author of The Compromise Trap Eliabeth Doty has a very interesting take on misconceptions about compromise at work and how the MBA Oath helps address them. Doty argues that a proactive, self-aware approach is an important part of organzational and individual integrity:  Not knowing how susceptible we are to situational influences can lead to less […]

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Should the GMAT report cheating to admissions committees?

Julia Tyler an executive vice president at the Graduate Management Admission Council, the makers of the GMAT recently wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times about cheating on standardized management exams. It happens. So who is responsible for doing something about it? It would be easy for the test makers to absolve themselves of responsibility. […]

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239 business graduates in Egypt sign the MBA Oath

This week, 239 graduating MBAs from Egypt’s ESLCA signed the MBA Oath. ESLSCA, Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées, is one of Europe’s leading business schools. The campus in Egypt runs a masters program in international business. We have learned that their entire class of graduating students signed the oath at their graduation this […]

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Who will be the next Deans?

BusinessWeek has good coverage of the ongoing searches for new deans at Kellogg, Booth and Harvard this year, three of the top business schools in the world. According to the Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking, these are the top three full-time programs, and each one has its top post open. It’s a tough time to take over. […]

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Being A “Force For Good” vs “Not Being Evil”

In the past week, two companies showcased their unique approaches to acting in accordance with their beliefs. Last Monday, Twitter CEO Evan Williams announced that the company had gone through a process to “define their operating principles“. The number one principle is “be a force for good.”…from a business perspective, Twitter needs to fundamentally be […]

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Google stops censoring results in China

Today Google made history. David Drummond, the Internet giant’s chief legal officer announced on Google’s company blog that the company is no longer censoring its search results in China. “earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Users visiting are now being redirected to, where we […]

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Repo 105 and Financial Funny Business

There has been a lot of talk about Lehman’s use of Repo 105s in the press recently but not a lot of good explanation of what it actually means. A repo loan is a loan where the borrower “sells” an asset today for cash and promises to buy the asset back at a higher price […]

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Have businesses become more ethical?

An Investor’s Business Daily story reports that businesses have made major ethical strides in the past couple years: The Ethics Resource Center’s National Business Ethics Survey, released late last year, shows that 49% of employees witnessed misconduct in the past year. That’s improved from 56% in the previous survey two years ago. Whistle-blowing is up […]

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Testing a new twitter app

Testing to see if this blog posts to our twitter stream.

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