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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?

Gini in a Bottle
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 […]

Gini in the Bottle

Fun Presidential Factoids and Trivia

Taken from: The Complete Books of Presidents

WM. Degregoric

Al Gini

 

Primary fatigue aside, what this exercise is all about is electing the 45th president of the United Taters of America. Below, in no particular order of importance, is a list […]

Gini in a Bottle

It’s So Easy to Be a Bystander

 Al Gini

“This, this was the thing that I had wanted to understand ever since the war. Nothing else. How a human being can remain indifferent. The executioners I understood; also the victims, though with more difficulty. For the others, all the […]

The Aurora Borealis

Gini in a Bottle

The Aurora Borealis

Al Gini

My wife loves to travel. And she especially loves to travel to unusual and out of the way places. So, over the years I’ve found myself in the Peru climbing to see Machu Pichu, gorilla tracking in Uganda, barging down the river in […]

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 […]

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).