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By Joseph Williams | News about faith and business and how people see them intertwining.

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Ethical Cheating’?

When the news broke last week that hackers had breached Ashley Madison, the dating website that helps married people find out-of-wedlock romance, the Internet responded with a lot of snark and not much sympathy.

We read Twitter so you don’t have to, and the take-away is this: if you cheat and get …

Relationships

Epic CEO to donate 99 percent of fortune

Epic founder Judy Faulkner is one of the latest billionaires to sign on to The Giving Pledge, the initiative launched by Bill Gates and Warren …

Is It Moral For Microsoft To Hire More Skilled Foreign Workers?

David Hyde talks with University of Washington philosophy professor Michael Blake about the ethics of proposals by companies in this region -- like …

All Your Clothes Are Made With Exploited Labor

Patagonia tried to stop human trafficking in its supply chain, but, as recently as 2011, internal audits found continuing abuses. Is the problem too massive for companies to solve?

In the more than 40 years since its founding as a clothing company, Patagonia has become a symbol of well-heeled …

Patagonia

Disney and Designers Nickel and Dime Workers

There’s nothing wrong with being frugal. There’s nothing wrong with cutting wasteful spending and focusing a company on greater economy. But the days for prudence seem to be a thing of the past — a relic of times when banks avoided dangerous risk and CEO pay wasn’t in the hundreds of multiples of …

Walt Disney Company

Why A Values Fit Matters More Than A Culture Fit

Almost every company today screens potential hires for cultural fit. But what constitutes a company’s culture and how can you tell if a particular person fits into this particular mold?

The recent court case involving Ellen Pao, a junior investing partner fired from VC firm Kleiner Perkins who sued …

Values

Minimum wage and the dignity of work

Here’s something I typed up shortly after LA increased their minimum wage, and am now revisiting and editing:

The minimum wage in both Los Angeles and …

Vampire CEOs Continue To Suck Blood

As the economy continues to struggle in the seventh year of its supposed recovery after the Great Recession–despite unprecedented amounts of free government money from the Fed–CEO compensation continues to soar.

“The party goes on,” writes David Gelles in the New York Times, with a horrifying list of …

Conservative News

New SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby combines business with faith

Joel Manby wrote a book about leading companies through biblical values and agonized on "Undercover Boss" over his employees' struggles.

SeaWorld

New blog series: Engaging the faith and business communities on workers’ rights

[Editor’s note: Stan C. Kimer is a retired IBM executive and former President of the North Carolina Council of Churches. He now runs a firm which …

North Carolina

A millionaire who retired at age 27 explains why he went back to work after only 3 weeks

Jon Carder, who sold a business for over $10 million in his early 20s.

Jon Carder retired when he was just 27 years old.

The California native started his first company, BabysHeaven, when he was a sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where he studied philosophy and art.

BabysHeaven …

San Diego

How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years

Today’s great paradox is that we feel the impact of technology everywhere – in our cars, our phones, the supermarket, the doctor’s office – but not in our paychecks. We work differently, communicate with each other differently, create differently, and entertain ourselves differently, all thanks to …

Emerging Technology

Shalom in the Marketplace

It’s not uncommon to hear CEOs say that their employees are their greatest asset. Far less common is to find CEOs who really mean it. I’ve got a …