Business Tale: A Story of Ethics, Choices, Success -- and a Very Large Rabbit / Edition 1

Business Tale: A Story of Ethics, Choices, Success -- and a Very Large Rabbit / Edition 1

by Marianne M. Jennings
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Business Tale: A Story of Ethics, Choices, Success -- and a Very Large Rabbit / Edition 1

'Named one of the Best Business Books of 2003 by Library Journal!

Wouldn’t it be nice if all executives had a magical rabbit—like the one in the movie Harvey -- following them around reminding them to be ethical? In this charming fable, Aristotle (Ari, for short) is a pooka -- a mythical, invisible creature with a penchant for advising against dishonesty. Our hero, Edgar P. Benchley, has been able to see and hear Ari since childhood, and as he journeys through his professional life, constantly faced with challenging questions of good conduct, Ari helps remind him that nice guys can succeed . . . even in the world of business.

Much needed in these times when confidence in corporations has eroded, A Business Tale offers readers the inspiration to make ethical choices even when it isn’t easy or immediately rewarding. Following the story, the book also contains real-life examples and a 10-step action plan for ethical behavior in the workplace. A Business Tale is an easy-to-read, unforgettable "spoonful of sugar" to help companies and individuals digest the sometimes tart lessons of practical morality in the workplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900814473220
Publisher: AMACOM
Publication date: 02/13/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

"Introduction: The Story Behind A Business Tale

The Fable

1. Edgar and Ari

Honesty Is a Tough Thing

2. Ari Goes to High School and Meets the Gang

Playing by the Rules Mean an Occasional Setback

3. Ari and the Fab Four at College

Doing the Right Thing Often Means More Work

4. The Irony of the Job Hunt

Being Ethical Means Occasionally Running Behind in the Race

5. Drew Gets Edgar a Job

Expect a Little Mockery for Playing Ethically

6. Heather Feels Sorry for Edgar and Gets Him a New Job: (Being Ethical Means You Have to Speak Up)

7. One More Try: Steve Gives Edgar a Job

Sometimes the Ethical Route Is Opportunity Knocking

8. Edgar Starts His Own Company

The Ethical Finish First, Eventually, and with Peace of Mind

9. Steve’s Company Enters Bankruptcy

Ethical Indiscretions Haunt the “Sprinter”

10. Why Is Edgar Still Sighing?

Ethics Knocks at Everyone’s Door, but Most Fail to See It as an Opportunity


The Race Is Not Over Yet

Discussion of the Tale, and Action Steps for Winning in the Long Run"

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