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Wed May 16, 2018, 01:10 PM

Something that was a repeated line while I was in business school...

Think about each decision you are about to make as if it was going to be plastered across the front page of every newspaper in the country.

This is a good thought exercise professionally and personally. Once one realizes what they are doing or saying isn't something they want on the front of papers, it requires at least a brief moment of self-reflection. Of course that can be quickly followed by justification and projection but it is still a good exercise to be in the habit of.

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Reply Something that was a repeated line while I was in business school... (Original post)
NCTraveler May 2018 OP
mercuryblues May 2018 #1
mopinko May 2018 #4
Hoyt May 2018 #2
NCTraveler May 2018 #3
PatSeg May 2018 #5
NCTraveler May 2018 #6
PatSeg May 2018 #11
NCTraveler May 2018 #12
PatSeg May 2018 #13
Gothmog May 2018 #7
NCTraveler May 2018 #10
KT2000 May 2018 #8
NCTraveler May 2018 #9

Response to NCTraveler (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:13 PM

1. My piece of advice to my kids

and this was before social media took off. If you don't want anyone to know about it, don't write it down.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:23 PM

4. i heard that growing up.

never stopped me, tho. lol.

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Response to NCTraveler (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:14 PM

2. Yeah, but for some people there appears no consequences for having a stupid decision plastered in

headlines. Heck for some, all bad publicity seems fine with their supporters.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:17 PM

3. This is a practice about self.

I covered projection.

Come on. Gotta admit that's funny.

Still, it's a practice about self.

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Response to NCTraveler (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:34 PM

5. And what will be the long term repercussions

of that decision? So few in business today think of the long haul.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #5)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:36 PM

6. I think a lot of people think about this in business today.

The long term repercussions would include one maintaining personal integrity, character, and trust among those they are associated with.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #6)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:29 PM

11. I hope so

I see so much emphasis on quick profits with little or no accountability.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #11)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:45 PM

12. So much of it is about that.

I donít gloss over that. Itís an enormous problem and is taught as well. Not necessarily quick profits. More profit maximization. Limiting accountability is also big. Its a part of limiting liability.

Iím very lucky to be able to do business with mainly small locally owned companies. The business relationships we build help us all.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #12)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:56 PM

13. Thank you

That is reassuring.

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Response to NCTraveler (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:45 PM

7. E-mail is often called evidence mail

We tell lawyers at my firm that they should re-read each e-mail that they send and think how that e-mail would look in a lawsuit. This is merely a restatement of the concept described in the OP

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #7)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:02 PM

10. There is considerable litigation in my line of business.

Iím almost always under threat of a suit. Emails are discussed in every meeting.

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Response to NCTraveler (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:54 PM

8. there must be an agreed set of values

which is lacking beyond greed. There is now republican consensus that lying, greed, and whatever it takes to make more money is acceptable. They are proud of their corruption.
What are promotions in business based upon? The bottom line - short term.

I am guessing your business education preceded the Bill Gates period. He has become the pinnacle, which is not to say he is corrupt but that his riches are the goal.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #8)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:00 PM

9. Graduated from the Warrington College of Business in 2007. Nt

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