Robert Solomon 1) What is the author’s main point? What are they claiming and trying to convince you of? A) In this article, the author is explaining to his audiences why learning business ethics is crucial to success in business and why occasional seminars are needed to remind ourselves “What it has to do with their Jobs” and “Understanding ethics may help them do their job better”. 2) What main reasons does the author offer in support of the main point? Are these good reasons? Why? Are these reasons relevant to the author’s conclusion? ) Ethical errors end careers more quickly and more definitively than any other mistake in Judgment or accounting. I) I think this is fairly accurate, but everyone’s views are varies. Such as some actions may be acceptable to one person but unacceptable to another. B) Ethical provides the broader framework within which business life must be understood. I) It is a broader framework in the business life, not the laws of the business world. C) Nothing is more dangerous to a business than tarnished public image. I) Once a company’s reputation has been destroyed, it is hard to rebuild it up.
And they will always be known for what bad things they have done, and no matter how successful they become afterwards. 3) What evidence is offered in support of those reasons? Is the evidence good? Why? Is the evidence relevant to the author’s reasons and/or conclusion? A) Ethical errors end careers more quickly and more definitively than any other mistake in Judgment or accounting. I) The uses some examples to explain that many of us practice on a daily axis that we do not realize, and rarely does unethical behavior is determined and punished.
Are these assumptions warranted or unwarranted? Explain why. A) One must consider other people’s well-being, including non-participants b) Obey the law but do not solely depend on it c) View yourself and your company as part of a society d) Obey moral rules e) Think objectively T) ASK’ want sort AT person would AAA sun a thing ) Respect the customers of others, but not at the expense of your own ethics I) I feel that these assumptions are warranted because these are some of things that I would mentally go through when told to do something that I may want to question. ) What objections can you think of to the author’s claims or arguments? Are they good objections? Are they relevant? A) These are assumptions and thoughts of one or a small group of people, including the author. But there is no research or solid facts to verify that these assumptions will steer a company clear of damage to their public image.