Larry Hickman is a leading authority on the philosophy of John Dewey. Professor Hickman is a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, has written and edited multiple books on Dewey, and is the director for the Dewey Center at SIUC.
At Rockford University, he is giving a campus-wide talk entitled “Teaching About Religion in a Globalizing Culture.”
We are proud of what we have accomplished in our first four academic years — new courses on entrepreneurship, business ethics, and free markets, 19 issues of our Kaizen newsletter with its extended interviews with leading entrepreneurs, and our Templeton Freedom Award for excellent program development.
The latest issue of Kaizen features my interview with the Jack Stack, CEO of Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation, one of the great turnaround success stories of this generation. The theme of the interview is Entrepreneurship and Open-book Management, of which Stack is a pioneer. Related post on Stack here.
Most journalistic accounts of the Enron mess focus on the accounting manipulations toward the end and miss the politicized business strategy and public-relations corporate culture that got Enron into trouble in the first place.
Robert Bradley worked at Enron for 16 years. For Enron’s last seven years he was director of public policy research. In that role he worked directly with Enron’s CEO, Ken Lay, for whom he also wrote speeches. Lay was convicted in 2005 of fraud and conspiracy.
Last month about one-third of my interview with Bradley was published in Kaizen. So for all the insider details Dr. Bradley has to offer about Lay, Jeff Skilling, Andy Fastow, and the other key players, enjoy the full interview.
Dr. William Kline, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield, gave two talks this month at Rockford College. Here is my follow-up interview with him on the main points of his talk on business ethics (3 clips):