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Super Bowl Sunday: The New Holy of Holies

Super Bowl Sunday: The New Holy of Holies

Gini in a Bottle  

I love the game of football. I played the game for years, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I like watching football at both the college and pro levels. And, when there is an extra-special game on, I’ll arrange my entire calendar […]

Christmas Book Bag

Gini in a Bottle

Christmas Book Bag

Al Gini

            Christmas time! Family, friends, parties, gifts! And maybe, if you’re really lucky, some downtime for yourself. Maybe even some time to read a book. Who knows? It could happen! So, if you’re looking for a few good books to give as gifts […]

Distrust

Gini in a Bottle

Al Gini

Distrust

 

As I grow older I’m becoming more and more cynical about the general state of reality. Or perhaps I should say, I’m becoming more distrustful, unsure, and skeptical about life in general. For example whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Unitarian, or Vegetarian: “Americans overwhelmingly think […]

Having It All

“Having It All”

Al Gini

Gini in the Bottle

In 2012 Anne-Marie Slaughter published an article in The Atlantic that attacked the sacred feminist-mantra that women can “Have it All.” That is, that women can hold down real jobs, prestigious jobs, socially necessary and important jobs, and at the same time, be […]

Donald Trump

 Gini in a Bottle

Al Gini

Donald Trump

 

Why is Donald Trump running for the Republican nomination and ultimately the presidency of the United States? I’m serious, have you thought about it at all? Why would a self-made billionaire best known for a series of real estate developments, a string of beautiful […]

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

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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 […]

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).