The “F” Word

November 22, 2017 · Posted In: Business, Ethics

I’ll never forget the first time I signed into a hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I couldn’t get a room unless I wrote down my father’s name, my weight, and my height. I thought about protesting […]

Omaha Magazine Helps Fight Deforestation

May 24, 2017 · Posted In: Ethics, Publications

Did you know that Omaha Magazine Ltd. has joined an innovative program to help fight deforestation? The initiative, called Print Relief, plants the number of trees equal to our printing needs by calculating the trees consumed […]


May 16, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Ethics, Omaha Magazine

Years ago, my colleague Butch Ethington showed me a graphic he designed when he was the ethics officer and ombudsman at Union Pacific Railroad. I still use this graphic in my Creighton classes and the […]

Ethical Twists and Turns

May 10, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Ethics

It would be intriguing to map the thinking patterns of engineers, architects, and graphic artists. I expect the engineers to be linear thinkers, the graphic artists to be web-based, and the architects to be a […]

Tough as Nails

January 4, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Ethics

Here in Nebraska, many of us have mothers, aunts, or family friends like Lorraine. Lorraine bought a farm with her husband, Norman, in the mid 1960s. Both were third-generation immigrants, steeped in the agrarian ethos […]

Ethical Nudges

August 25, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Ethics, Publications

When your mom falls asleep in church, you don’t need to yell in her ear, “MOM, wake up!” to keep her head from bobbing. You can just bump her with your elbow. If you are […]

Morally Mute

March 3, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Ethics

“While at work a few months ago,” a local businessperson once related to me, “I was with a couple of employees talking not about anything in particular, just chatting about random things. One of the […]

Wicked Problems

October 27, 2015 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Ethics, Publications

Two intractable sides battling back and forth. “How can you be so heartless? Where is your sense of compassion?” “Why do you foster weakness? Where is your respect for authority?” The sides play themselves out […]

Back to the River

August 27, 2015 · Posted In: Business, Encounter, Ethics, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 The Encounter. The Asarco lead refinery along the Missouri riverfront was Omaha’s largest company in the mid-1880s. In fact, in the early 1900s, the Omaha plant was the largest […]


June 11, 2015 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Ethics, Publications

This article originally published in Summer 2015 edition of B2B. Consider the following: Bob, Carl, and Doug are refilling their coffee cups in the kitchen at their office. Bob says that a friend of his […]