The Moral Responsibility of Firms:
Fables and stories play an fundamental part in children´s development. They use powerful imagery and symbols to entertain while conveying essential moral teachings; the stories ignite imagination, taking a firm root in children´s minds, and gently initiate them to the essential moral principles of life. These moral tales and stories have been carefully selected for their wisdom and power of evocation: tales by Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, and various folktales for their elegance and morality, and fables by Jean de la Fontaine, the famous French poet, for their straight-to-the-point criticism of errors and the clarity of their teachings. Discover or rediscover, narrated in a warm and lively way, the following stories: The Frog Prince; The Emperor´s New Clothes; The Ugly Duckling; Bluebeard; The master Cat or Puss in Boots; Beauty and the Beast; Little Red Riding Hood; The Three Sillies; The Toad; The Tale of Peter Rabbit; The Ridiculous Wishes by La Fontaine; The Council held by the Rats; The Frog that wished to be as big as the Ox; The City Rat and the Country Rat; The Raven and the Fox. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000620/bk_cids_000620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Jackall´s Moral Mazes offers an eye-opening account of how corporate managers think the world works, and how big organizations shape moral consciousness. Based on extensive interviews with managers at every level of two industrial firms and of a large public relations agency, IMoral Mazes takes the reader inside the intricate world of the corporation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001604/bk_adbl_001604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus summarizes the core message of his teaching: ´´In everything do to others as you would have them do to you´´ (Mt 7:12). This idea, called the Golden Rule, is foundational to the Christian life. Now you can to join one of the world´s leading authorities on the Golden Rule in applying these words to your daily life. Sometimes written as ´´treat others as you want to be treated´´, the Golden Rule is the basis for a powerful ethical system. Under the guidance of Fr. Harry Gensler, SJ, you will explore its applications in Scripture, philosophy, and modern life. The Golden Rule can help you better reflect on your daily duties and promote human rights. This 12-lecture course will provide you with firm guidance in applying the Golden Rule wisely and readily in your life. Nearly every religion - including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism - embraces the Golden Rule. It thus provides a common ethical standard with which to engage in interreligious dialogue in our increasingly diverse world. You will explore four essential areas of the Golden Rule: its basic applications, how it relates to religion, practicing the Golden Rule, and its history. This course is perfect for Christians looking to expand their knowledge of philosophy while engaging more deeply in the world. Come to appreciate the clarity and power of Earth´s most important moral ideal: the Golden Rule. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Harry J. Gensler, S.J., Ph.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000107/bk_nykm_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the best-selling author of The Firm. With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner workings of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School. Harvard University occupies a unique place in the public´s imagination, but HBS has arguably eclipsed its parent in terms of its influence on modern society. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. An HBS degree is, as the New York Times proclaimed in 1978, ´´the golden passport to life in the upper class.´´ Those holding Harvard MBAs are near-guaranteed entrance into Western capitalism´s most powerful realm - the corner office. Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and powerful force for almost a century. As McDonald explores these dynamics, he also reveals how, despite HBS´ enormous success, it has failed with respect to the stated goal of its founders: ´´the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways.´´ While HBS graduates tend to be very good at whatever they do, that is rarely the doing of good. In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive if not necessarily ´´secret´´ club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goals it set for itself? And is HBS therefore complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism? At a time of pronounced economic disparity and political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has a profound influence on the shape of our society and all our lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005967/bk_harp_005967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country´s traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, postwar Americans looked to the country´s secular liberalelites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Their failure lost them the faith of their constituents, paving the way for a Christian revival that offered America a firm new moral vision - one rooted in the Protestant values of the founders. A groundbreaking reappraisal of the country´s spiritual reawakening, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment shows how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006342/bk_blak_006342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young:Or the Principles on Which a Firm Parental Authority May Be Established and Maintained, Without Violence or Anger, and the Right Development of the Moral and Mental Capacities Be Promoted by Met Jacob Abbott
Imagine the leaders of one of New York City´s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear...the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Imagine them returning, week after week... coming to eagerly anticipate those five minutes as a moment of uncommon peace in the world´s most brutally competitive environment. Wouldn´t you like to be a fly on the wall? To hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie´s deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face - at work and in life. Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to help us answer our deepest questions, comfort our deepest yearnings, and become better people - more connected to each other, and to the Greater Purpose. Here´s how to: Prosper while keeping your integrity Balance faith, honor, and ambition Use your workplace as your moral and spiritual ´´gymnasium´´ Find deeper meaning and purpose in your work Face your fears and failures, and keep going Gain real respect - and give it Live one authentic life - at work, and everywhere else 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000146/bk_acx0_000146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The biography of Mose Jones, Jr. weaves an inspiring tale of the man who first planted the seeds of civil rights in Alabama, from the Bloody Sunday march to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and more, as told by the woman who knew him best - his daughter, Dr. April Jones. In the mid-1980s, Mose Jones, Jr. rose to prominence for his role in bringing voting rights to those who needed it most - the disadvantaged citizens of Lawrence County. But before he was such a motivating political servant, he was a man of God and a loving father. Mentored by a profound coach and teacher, who was the most prominent black political leader in the county, young Mose learned early the value of servant-leadership and how to play a part in bringing hope to his community. Soon, Mose would become a celebrated man who, in the midst of segregation and despair, made a firm decision to promote the moral and social value of those less fortunate countywide. He, who had been pelted with rocks as a boy, would grow up to be so influential that a bridge - still standing today - would be named for him. In this audiobook, Dr. April L. Jones lovingly recounts the formative events that helped shape the life of her father, chronicling his many groundbreaking achievements and in the process, produces an entertaining listen that reflects the life of a man with great faith, friendship, and love for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dalan Decker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077043/bk_acx0_077043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.