November 27, 2012| 0

Being Faithful with Big Data

“Big data” refers to information that is too large to be handled by a simple operating system. It can be used to research a broad spectrum of information such as purchases from various businesses, or the online tools we use to store photographs. Big data allows us to view big chunks of information in order […]

August 13, 2012| 1

Book Review: Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition

by Michael A. Stelzner (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 255 pp) Michael Stelzner is CEO and founder of Social Media Examiner, an influential business blog boasting a monthly readership of over 450,000 people. He earned a master’s degree in communications from San Diego State University. In addition to Launch, Stelzner has authored Writing White […]

July 9, 2012| 0

Book Review: Alleviating Poverty through Profitable Partnerships: Globalization, Markets and Economic Well-Being

by Patricia H. Werhane, Scott P. Kelley, Laura P. Harman and Dennis J. Moberg (New York: Routledge, 2010. vi + 163 pp) Patricia Werhane is the widely-published chair of Business Ethics at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Werhane and co-authors Kelley and Hartman are colleagues at the Institute […]

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June 28, 2012| 0

Digital Homo Economicus

An occasional essay by Bruce Baker, presented to the Center for Integrity in Business All economic theories are built on presumptions about human nature. What happens when our understanding of human nature goes digital?  What happens to our ideas about the integrity of economic behavior when human nature becomes reinterpreted through the lens of the […]

April 16, 2012| 0

Essay: Lessons on Spiritual Capital from Silicon Valley

An occasional essay by Bruce Baker, presented to the Center for Integrity in Business What does it take to get a new company off the ground? Or to bring a new product to market? We all know that new business development requires a certain kind of “right stuff”—an entrepreneurial spirit, if you will—a kind of […]