The Golden Rule of Business and Ethics (and Life)

The Golden Rule of Business and Ethics (and Life)

I was speaking with my kids the other day about how easy it is to be a "good" person and I realized that one simple (and well known) rule is really the key to doing the right thing. That "right thing" applies in business, ethics, and pretty much anywhere else in your life where you need a guidepost. For this business-oriented post, I'll call it The Golden Rule of Business. But there is a reason it is more commonly known as just "the golden rule". Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. -Matthew 7:12 Depending on your religion and culture, you most certainly learned a version of this verse at some point. This message is found in early Egyptian writings as early as 2000 BC, and it exists in every culture. It is the "golden rule" or the "law of reciprocity" and...
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