The 6-Step Method for Managing Any Ethical Dilemma

Originally Published on Entrepreneur 3/31/2016 Dilemma submitted by Matt Sweetwood   Throughout our business and personal lives we are faced with dilemmas that place us between a “rock and a hard place;” dilemmas that are always win-lose. They force us to choose between saving one person’s job while costing another’s; causing one person to lose money while another gains; and hurting one friend while helping the other. … Continue reading The 6-Step Method for Managing Any Ethical Dilemma

What Exactly is a Seller Obligated to Tell a Buyer?

Ethical Business Dilemma submitted by: Anonymous Answered by: Rabbi Kurt Stein   A friend of mine, Reuven was the CEO of a very successful private company. They were being pursued by Shimon, a CEO of a public company, who wanted to buy Reuven’s company. Reuven knew much more about his own company than Shimon knew. Shimon, of course, sent in a small army’s worth of attorneys and accountants to perform due … Continue reading What Exactly is a Seller Obligated to Tell a Buyer?

What Do You Do When An Employee Steals? (Part 2)

Ethical dilemma submitted by: David Unger Answered by Rabbi Yosef Rosen   David Unger Asks: The worst situation of employee theft was one in which a “departing” salesperson took the company’s database of advertising clients which they planned to use to compete with our business. Of course they really don’t teach you this at Wharton. What do you do?   Rabbi Rosen Answers: In business school, … Continue reading What Do You Do When An Employee Steals? (Part 2)

What Do You Do When An Employee Steals? (Part 1)

Ethical dilemma submitted by: David Unger Answered by Rabbi Yosef Rosen   David Unger Asks: Luckily, over the last 30 years, I have had only a few cases where I have caught an employee who has stolen something. In one case it was a first-class airline ticket to Australia that our magazine had earned in lieu of cash for advertising. In another case it was $300 … Continue reading What Do You Do When An Employee Steals? (Part 1)