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Why We Need More Humor in Our Lives

“The true purpose of humor (is) to help people cope with the fears and horrors of the world.”

– Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

 

I have been lucky enough to have had a very special person in my life, my Uncle Joe. Every time I saw him he would put his arms around me […]

Summer Book Bag

Gini in a Bottle

Al Gini

Summer Book Bag

 

Ah, summer is soon upon us! Summer says the song is when “the living is easy!” Well, I’m not sure it ever gets “easy,” but summer does seem to offer us a few delicious options: longer days, nice weather, “road trips,” the beach, […]

“Violence and Religious Conviction”

Gini in a Bottle

“Violence and Religious Conviction”

Al Gini

 

Below you will find a brief essay taken from a blog posted by The Jesuit Institute of South Africa. I think that this essay is both prophetic and profound.

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when […]

The First 100 Days!

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Al Gini

The First 100 Days!

 

It goes without saying that the recent American presidential campaign of 2016 was, to be assured, a fascinating spectacle. Although the actual voting occurred in November of 2016, the actual campaign kicked off in 2013! At one point there were 14 Republicans […]

Reflections of Valentine’s Day

Reflections of Valentine’s Day

Al Gini

Gini in a Bottle

 

In Western Christian thought, the body has always been an obstacle to human growth and salvation. The body was seen as the “lesser thing,” this “corporeal prison” that impedes and confuses the life of the mind and the perfection of the soul. […]

Christmas Book Bag

The gift giving season is upon us and I think that books are a gift worth giving. According to a recent report, reading novels can both entertain and delight us. Reading non-fiction can expand our sense of ourselves and the world we live in. Books allow us the opportunity to loose ourselves in the words […]

The Role of Trust in Business, Politics, and Life

Trust is easy to define, but often difficult to live out in our lives with others. Simply put, trust is confidence in the character and behavior of another in regard to predictability, reliability, dependability, integrity, and regularity. Trust is the basis of community. People must be able to trust one another in politics, commerce, and, […]

What does Conscience Mean?

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Al Gini
“What does Conscience Mean?”

According to the Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, a person of character is someone who has a conscience. Unfortunately, to most modern ears, says Zorn, the word conscience” is too abstract, ephemeral, and downright old-fashioned to be used in most conventional conversations. What comes to mind, for a […]

Happy New Year!

Happily for me, New Year’s Day is not January 1! For me, New Year’s Day has always been on that day in late August or early September when school bells ring out and millions of kids from kindergarten to graduate school return to the classroom.

Because I became a teacher, my life, my calendar, my body […]

Summer Book Bag

   Summer Book Bag

Al Gini

Resident Philosopher, WGN

Quinlan School of Business

Loyola University Chicago

 

Summer time and the living is easy! Or so we think!
Vacation time, backyard time, front porch time.
Some extra time- relaxing, traveling, and while on vacation reading!
 Plenty of time to curl up with a good […]

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).