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Summer Book Bag

Summer Book Bag
Al Gini
Loyola University Chicago

• Summer Time: And The Living is Easy, or so they say!
• It’s Vacation Time, Down Time
• Books for the Road, for the Plane
• Books for front porch, or the backyard.

• Philip Kerr
The Lady from Zagreb: A Bernie Gunther Novel

What a concept, a German policeman and private detective […]

Summer Jobs

Summer Jobs

Al Gini

Quinlan School of Business

 I.  In days of old when dragons still roamed the earth-summer jobs for both college/H.S students were important at three levels.

Decent money (Relatively Speaking)
Life maturity
Work experience

 

II.  For my generation summer jobs were to develop a “work ethic” as much as for the […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

Gini in a Bottle

Al Gini

“Corporate Social Responsibility”

 

A few months ago Starbucks, with the best of intentions, wanted to demonstrate that they are a corporation that cares. They started a campaign which attempted to engage their employee’s and costumers in an impromptu discussion of race and other related […]

Pope Francis and the Curia

Al Gini

Gini in a Bottle

Pope Francis and the Curia

  As a student of management and leadership I cannot help but be impressed by the Pope Francis’ substance and style. He may be the high priest of the Catholic Church, but he is also the CEO of a huge international […]

Many Shoulders, one city: Let’s change Chicago’s brand

      Gini in a Bottle

Many Shoulders, one city: Let’s change Chicago’s brand

Al Gini

This essay first appears in Crain’s Chicago  in the last week of December 2014.

 

As chair of a department of management, I am convinced that the business of business is to […]

Christmas Book Bag

Christmas Book Bag

Al Gini

Resident Philosopher

Loyola University Chicago

Christmas- A time for family and friends.
Also, a time of Anxiety and Perplexity!
Gifts! What to give those you love?
There is no one right gift or answer to this problem.
But for me, I’ve decided to give to others things that I love […]

Reflection on Mandela

Reflection on Mandela

Al Gini

Quinlan school of Business

Loyola University Chicago

            December 5, 2014 is the first anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela. His death was a peaceful one, but his life was anything but tranquil or well ordered. Mandela was neither a prophet nor a saint. But […]

10 Intellectual Virtues

Gini in the Bottle

10 Intellectual Virtues

Al Gini

 

It’s mid-term election season, and in Illinois we have a race going on for the Governor’s office. To date, both candidates have been accusing each other of ethical lapses and failures. Each has questioned the integrity of the other. Both claim moral superiority […]

10 Tips for a Better Life

Gini in a Bottle

10 Tips for a Better Life

Al Gini

              This summer Pope Francis gave an interview to the Argentine news weekly, Viva. In it the Pope offered his “Top 10 Tips” for joy in one’s life. Whether you’re a Catholic, a Muslim, a Jew, or a non-believer his list […]

Lessons Being Learned By An Aging Boomer Generation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The post war “Baby Boomers” are about 72 million strong. They are children of the “Greatest Generation”, the generation who survived the Depression and saved the world during WWII. Boomers are, as a group: the best educated, the most prosperous; the healthiest; most mortgaged (homes, cars, credit cards); most addicted (drugs, alcohol, shopping); most divorced; […]

About this blog

Al Gini is a Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Department of Management at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the cofounder and Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, and serves as the Resident Philosopher on National Public Radio’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ-FM. Dr. Gini is the author of several books, including Seeking The Truth of Things (ACTA, 2010).