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There's No Such Thing as "Business" Ethics: There's Only One Rule for Making Decisions

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There's no such thing as business ethics. How can that be? Because a single standard applies to both your business and personal life-and it's one we all know and trust: the Golden Rule. Now bestselling author John C. Maxwell shows you how this revered ideal works everywhere, and how, especially in business, it brings amazing dividends. There's No Such Thing As "Business" E ...more
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Published August 12th 2003 by Center Street
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Kay
This was an easy read but the words in it were encouraging and uplifting. It all boils down to the golden rule. Either you adhere to it or you don't. If you behave differently in your business behavior than in your private life, then your not really following the golden rule. It's not something you can do when the notion strikes you and then in a different circumstance not do it. You can but your not being a person with honorable integrity. The golden rule must be used every time and everywhere. ...more
Don Weidinger
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Jonathan Beigle
This book is 100% focused on living your business life based on the Golden Rule. It was a very short, quick read. Nothing in here was groundbreaking new material, but after a pretty slow start, I enjoyed it. There are a lot of good quotes in here (some from Maxwell, many good ones from other people).

- p. 7 - "'Morality is a private and costly luxury.' Ironically, in today's culture of high debt and me-first living, ethics may be the only luxury some people are choosing to live without!"
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Joseph McBee
John Maxwell is nothing if not prolific. The pastor turned personal development guru sells a lot of books. I know some people that read everything the man puts out. Me, I've read five of his books including this one...I think.

Personally, I've always found his work derivative. He basically takes what others have written and said and packages it around a theme. I am not saying his books aren't helpful or interesting in their own way. In fact, I found his book BEYOND TALENT pretty interesting and i
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Brad Dunn
This book has some great examples from history where doing the right thing in business has paid off. At a time where our business has just become a b corporation, essentially a business doing the right thing certificate, I feel like we've made the right choice.
Dianne
Aug 23, 2011 Dianne rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Quick read - good thing to think about in terms of the decisions you make as your 'work self' and your 'home self'. In reality, these should have the same response. The point was a bit overdone, but it had lots of real-life examples to present as examples. Some of the stories and reference are becoming dated, and will become inconsequential because they are replaced by newer scandals. The summary of action points were drawn out, nothing catchy to keep in mind, but I did pull out some useful poin ...more
Danijel Brestovac
MAXWELL, John C. Ni takšne stvari kot poslovna etika. Velenje: IPAK. 2007. ISBN 978-961-91632-2-1

Str. 18- ista oseba, ki goljufa pri davkih ali si prilašča lastnino podjetja, pričakuje poštenost in integriteto od korporacij, katerih delnice kupuje, od politikov, ki jih voli, in od strank, ki jih srečuje pri svojem delu.

Str. 38- biti vreden zaupanja je večji kompliment kot pa biti ljubljen (george MacDonald)

vsakdo, ki zlorabi moč, jo neizogibno tudi izgubi. Zlorabljajoči CEO-ji, enako kot dikt
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Raymond Christopher
John Maxwell reminded me about 'the golden rules' which crumbled the common belief that to be successful, we need to focus on ourselves and beat others. He shows a lot of examples where it might be true that some of these people will earn a lot of money, but without integrity and trust, every bit of those will be temporary; some ended with bankruptcy or even suicide. Focus on family before career, focus on others before ourselves, and we will enjoy the real lifelong success. A must read for all ...more
Char.Me
sound advice
Nathan Carlson
Meandering treatment... but good basic point, there is no "business ethics," just "ethics."
Zac Vineyard
This was a quick concise read on a basic ethical rule that can help you make all the decisions in your life. It was engaging, fun, and inspiring.
David
This is the best, most straightforward book about ethical business practices I have read. Maxwell expands on the Golden Rule, the only rule we really need for all ethical guidance, and crafts a succinct explanation for how to apply it. I highly recommend this book to anyone in business, education, religion, or government.
Brandon Perry
To much truth in this book. In a world where most of us believe lying to get ahead is ok or normal this book teaches us ethics are the same across the board in every area of our life. John also gives some great insight in how to keep our character and integrity in line.
Matt
Very thought provoking book; a quick read I'd recommend to anyone in the business world. Tackles the tough subject of ethics and it's place in business, even bringing religion into that context. Ethics is in the details.
James Wirshing
If you've read other books by John Maxwell, then this title is no surprise. If you don't display ethics in other parts of your life, then you certainly won't be able to show them in business.
Mohamed abdulkadir
it is all about the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you, treat the people the way you like to be treated!
Suzanne
I would highly recommend this book. This book is based on the Golden Rule. Treat others as you would want to be treated in the workplace.
Amy
Listening to the unabridged audio book, read by the author. Excellent material for living a life of meaning and integrity.
Lynne
So far this is a great little book with a lot of truth!
Patrick Brown
Good Book. Must read.

Remember....The golden rule!
Pinky
inspiring and enlightening at the same time;)
Miki Kiboi
to the point!!!!
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John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Ac ...more
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