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June 24, 2018

Taking Ethics Seriously
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Almost every day it seems there are stories about workplace misconduct. Are business ethics a relic of the past, or are they more essential than ever in the workplace? Then, do you wish you could get a better night’s sleep every night? We’ll talk with a medical doctor and top sleep expert who shares advice and proven techniques to help you get a great nights sleep every night.
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Ethics in the Modern Workplace
John Hooker, PhD is the T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, and Professor of Operations Research, at Carnegie Mellon University, author of Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace. Dr. Hooker discussed common ethical dilemmas that occur in workplace environments, and how employers and employees should react. He explained how the advent of social media and the #MeToo movement has affected ethical decisions in the workplace. He listed factors than an employee should weigh before risking their job by blowing the whistle on misconduct.
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The Sleep Solution
W. Chris Winter, MD is board-certified and internationally recognized sleep medicine specialist, board certified neurologist, author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It. Dr. Winter said the state of sleep in America is better than typically portrayed in the media, but he also noted it has gotten slightly worse because of all of the distractions available today. He said shift workers are at greatest risk of sleep related health issues. He suggested that people should try to wake up at the same time every day, even if their bedtime varies
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Millennials and the National Debt
Evan Rufrano was leader of the winning team from State University of New York College at Old Westbury, which recently won the sixth annual Up to Us Campus Competition. The competition was intended to raise awareness among Millennials about the $21 trillion national debt. He explained why such a massive national debt is so dangerous for his generation, no matter what their political leanings. He outlined ways that younger people can make their voices heard by politicians and others in decision-making positions.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
John Hooker
John Hooker is T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, and Professor of Operations Research, at Carnegie Mellon University. He has also held visiting posts at several universities, most recently the London School of Economics and the State University of Campinas, Brazil. He brings his extensive background in philosophy and logic to the rigorous analysis of ethical dilemmas, and his background in management science to making sure the dilemmas are realistic. He has published over 170 research articles, eight books, and five edited volumes on ethics, philosophy, operations research, and cross-cultural issues, including Business Ethics as Rational Choice and Working across Cultures. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the world’s only academic journal dedicated to teaching business ethics, and he developed the ethics program in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon

Taking Ethics Seriously

 
W. Chris Winter MD
Dr. Winter is a board-certified and internationally recognized sleep medicine specialist, as well as a board certified neurologist. His unique way of explaining sleep has made him a highly sought after speaker and consultant for professional sports organizations with clients including the San Francisco Giants, the New York Rangers, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also regularly consults with United States military groups as well as business and large corporations. In addition to his consultative activities, Dr. Winter has a large media presence. Since 2008, Dr. Winter has served as the Men’s Health magazine Sleep Advisor. He regularly blogs for The Huffington Post, and has written or contributed material to a wide variety of print outlets including Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Triathlete, and Details. He has made many television appearances, including on Fox News, and has been heard on radio programs from New Orleans, to London, to South Korea.

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It