Ethics and women in business

A devaluing of our humanity exists in current outworkings of society in general, including  a lack of ethics in business practice and management of human resources.[1] There is perpetual discrimination of women in workplaces, where ‘a strong case exists for increasing gender diversity on corporate boards based on notions of fairness, justice, equity, and equal opportunity’[2] where studies correlate ‘a critical mass of female directors outperform all-male boards’.[3]

The modern economy is ‘Stripped of a framework of morality, [that] … call forth perversions of justice and humanity’.[5] The outcome is ‘ethics and intellect’ are denied Continue reading


An Authentic Life

What is it that makes an authentic life?

What are the benefits in choosing to life an authentic life?

The authentic life is not only about self-realisation but has a common good component that is self-transcending. Authenticity is a broader, and richer, working out in connection with others as community and encompasses the ethical.[1] Ethical life is a ‘recombination, of the elements of life … in order to increase joy’. This is in opposition to ‘advanced capitalism’ that produces ‘sad affects, or paralysis, as well as promoting a certain ignorance as regards what causes certain affects’.[2]

[1] Taylor, Charles (1992) The Ethics of Authenticity, Viking, London.

[2] O’Sullivan, Simon and Zepke, Stephen (eds) (2011) Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New, Continuum, London, p. 93.