A new approach to business ethics is quietly taking hold in executive suites and corporate boardrooms across America. Frustrated by an epidemic of misbehavior at all employee levels, management teams are getting back to basics—back to the idea that personal character and individual responsibility are the ultimate keys to integrity, just as they were back in the days of the Open Range. A decade ago, the book Cowboy Ethics first inspired businesspeople to look to the Code of the West. Once they did, they discovered that its simple, common-sense principles can be more effective guides to business leadership than a truckload of corporate mission statements, rules, and ethics manuals. “Cowboys are role models because they live by a code,” says author James P. Owen. “They show us what it means to stand for something, and to strive every day to make your actions line up with your beliefs. And isn’t that as good a definition of integrity as you can find?” In the years since, the book’s “Ten Principles to Live By” have been embraced by scores of companies, universities, and even a state government. This updated Tenth Anniversary hardcover edition traces the evolution of this grassroots business movement in brand-new chapters while preserving the inspirational lessons and stunning photography of the original. It’s ideal for corporate gifts, the new graduate, business students, or any career person who cares about doing the right thing.
In a series of brief chapters, Al Gini lays out ideas for 'stepping out of the shadow of the self' - an argument for stopping thinking of yourself as the centre of the universe. It's hard to be good, he explains, until we realize that being good only has meaning in relation to other people. Ideas of justice, fairness, and ethical behavior are just that - abstract ideas - until they are put into action with regard to people outside ourselves. We may worry too much about good versus evil - big concepts that give us plenty of room to sit on the right side of the equation, he argues. Instead, we need to be thinking about how being good involves an active relationship toward others. Being good all by yourself may not be good enough. This warm and generous book is for anyone who wants to know how to use ethical thinking as way to live, work, and be with others.
Learn about the American Leatherboy who ran for a state Senate seat. And the Mr. New York City Bear who has appeared on VH1's Behind the Music. And the openly gay actor who had a day named in his honor by a city mayor. These are just a few of the 48 intriguing gentlemen, from coast to coast, profiled and photographed in Award-Winning Men: Up Close and Personal with Gay Honorees. Get the inside scoop from numerous titleholders, such as Mr. International Gay Rodeo Association and the Emperor of San Francisco's Imperial Court. Other award-winners include singers, comedians, filmmakers, authors, athletes, erotic performers, and everyday activists. A unique opportunity to meet recipients of a wide array of accolades-ranging from a fun nod for Best Buns to Broadway's coveted Tony Award! And the award goes to Ed Karvoski Jr. for his 'Award-Winning Men,' a diverse collection of profiles in pride. A fun and inspirational read, it will make you proud to be gay and in such good company. —Steve Stewart, author of "Full Frontal" If you want to know the real 'prizes' in our community, you'll pick up this book of fantastic profiles. Diverse in every way -- age, ethnicity and background. An amazing amount of new and incredibly personal information! Mickey Skee, author of "Bad Boys on Video" This amusing collection is sure to make gay men across the country stand up at attention! A virtual gay pride extravaganza, Karvoski's 'Award-Winning Men' honors the unique, unsung heroes of our community. —Meryl Cohn, author of "Do What I Say" Ed Karvoski Jr. has brought together a gang of award-winning men as eclectic as his own career. These wonderful gay men remind us that sometimes awards come not from the 'Academy,' but from the journey of life. —Andy Schell, author of "My Best Man" Anyone looking for role models and examples of community success should read 'Award-Winning Men.' Bravo to Ed Karvoski Jr. for documenting these men and their achievements. My question: When is the next installment? —Len, founder of Stonewall Society
Borders, Territories, and Ethics: Hebrew Literature in the Shadow of the Intifada by Adia Mendelson-Maoz presents a new perspective on the multifaceted relations between ideologies, space, and ethics manifested in contemporary Hebrew literature dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the occupation. In this volume, Mendelson-Maoz analyzes Israeli prose written between 1987 and 2007, relating mainly to the first and second intifadas, written by well-known authors such as Yehoshua, Grossman, Matalon, Castel-Bloom, Govrin, Kravitz, and Levy. Mendelson-Maoz raises critical questions regarding militarism, humanism, the nature of the State of Israel as a democracy, national identity and its borders, soldiers as moral individuals, the nature of Zionist education, the acknowledgment of the Other, and the sovereignty of the subject. She discusses these issues within two frameworks. The first draws on theories of ethics in the humanist tradition and its critical extensions, especially by Levinas. The second applies theories of space, and in particular deterritorialization as put forward by Deleuze and Guattari and their successors. Overall this volume provides an innovative theoretical analysis of the collage of voices and artistic directions in contemporary Israeli prose written in times of political and cultural debate on the occupation and its intifadas.