Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ethics Research

Keith and I researched the Martha Stewart ordeal. In particular, the moments after her sentencing. Stewart declined to offer her fans and loyal customers and apology. The reason behind not announcing an apology lies in the process of the legal system. Immediately after being sentenced, she knew that she would want an appeal. She knew that she had done un-ethical things but hoped to be let off the hook (so to say) through a loop hole. If she had offered an apology, her case for an appeal would suffer severely. She should have done the right thing and stopped there. An apology wouldnt fix things, but show her remorse for what she had done. In this instance, we have un-ethical business procedures followed by poor ethics in general.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


First off, there were a lot of statistics in that article. I'm always skeptical of statistics. Anyways, I do believe that business ethics are quite possibly a problem in todays' workplace. I'm not so sure as to how much of a distraction poor ethics can cause. It'd have to be evaluated case by case. Again, I'm very skeptical of these stats. I truly believe that certain behaviors in the corporate world can ruin an office. Promoting an unworthy employee simply bc he or she is your favorite will spoil morality. How can you expect your employees to work hard if they dont believe they cant advance within the company? You cant. I'm very shocked at these numbers. It seems like every workplace is facing ethics issues.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Web vs Paper

Writing on the web is easier than writing on paper. I can type much faster than I can write. Also, word processing makes writing much easier. They are the same in that the information, thoughts, and ideas are all the same. They are different in that writing takes much longer. The most important thing to consider when transferring a document formerly read on paper to the Web is the audience. You must remember that millions of potential people will read your document. You want to make sure all ideas are well thought out and grammar is correct.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Free blog!

I cannot believe that this semester is 1 MONTH away from ending! This was undoubtedly the quickest semester i've had (ive had way too many due to the fact im taking the 5 yr path to graduation lol). Anyways, spring break was WILD! I went to panama city beach, fl for 7days/7nights!...I really didnt wanna come back. Im so glad that i didnt max out a credit card again like i did last spring break (south beach miami) and dad didnt like that bill in the mail AT ALL!! I met sooooo many girls from The Ohio State University (they get angry if you dont include the "the"). MTV was there and had events all and every day. Im not an environmentalist, but when you have thousands of college students....on a beach....on spring break....and beer, the aftermath is thousands and thousands (literally) of empty beer cans littered along the shore. Sure, there were volunteers trying to clean up a bit, but they were obviously fighting a lost cause. I didnt enjoy walking on empty beer cans. I got sick on tuesday evening...i slept from about 8pm tuesday to 6 pm wednesday (literally). i am just now feeling better. Well, i could talk forever, but i'll spare you the torture. Have a good one!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Lying Resumes

This article reminded me when the Georgia Tech head football coach at the time (George O'leary) was fired for lying on his resume. I forget what he lied about but he had accepted a new position at Notre Dame to become their head ball coach and was fired like 2 days after lol. But i think that many people do lie on their resume's but only slightly. As competitive as the business world is, im not surprised.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


One of my favorite presentations was Keiths'. Im fascinated with how people train animals to do things. Ive always wondered how the first horse was ever trained ( i guess mules fall into this category). Keith presented his topic very well; he was also dressed accordingly. His actual slides were great in that they didnt have too much information per bullet. I learned a lot about mules. It was definitely memorable.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Reflection on interview

I unfortunately wasnt able to do my interview last week. I somehow managed to injure my back last week. When I have the chance to interview this week, I expect to get a real taste of how an interview for entrance to grad school really is. Luckily, our professor is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree, so i'm sure she knows the interviewing process well. I'll definitely add more to this blog immediately after my interview.