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Corporate Ethics – Crossing The Line and Justifying The Cross

The other day, I was talking to an acquaintance about corporate ethics, and also small business ethics. I explained to him that while I was in business I always tried to follow the rules, but sometimes it was impossible to follow some rules, as those rules had been forced onto my company which was in a completely different industry from where those regulations had originated. Nevertheless, they were the rules, even if they made absolutely no sense. Okay so let’s talk about this for second shall we?

As an entrepreneur, but also an intellectual, I would always look at every rule or regulation regardless of which level of government was enforcing it; municipal, county, state, special assessment district, or federal government – then I would ask myself why does this law exist? When I would trace back the origin of the law, I would always find that it existed for one of two reasons;

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