Morgan Stanley Violates its Core Values

By | February 17, 2022

[February 17, 2022]  With great fanfare, the CEO of Morgan Stanley investment bank announced a new Freshman Enhancement Program in conjunction with Princeton University.1  Morgan Stanley’s program excludes those who are not Black, Hispanic, Native American or LGBTQ+ freshman undergraduate class of 2025.  By doing this, Morgan Stanley violated their core values. Putting aside the issue that anyone… Read More »

Core Values: Trader Joe’s

By | August 7, 2020

[August 7, 2020]  Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest President in the Nation’s history when he assumed those responsibilities upon the death of William McKinley.  Roosevelt took the view that the Presidency was the “steward of the people.”  And, we can find a similar leadership philosophy in the company called Trader Joe’s. “It is only through labor and painful… Read More »

Core Values: Norfolk Southern Railway

By | October 28, 2018

[October 28, 2018]  Railroads are not dead and they’re not dying.  While this seems to be the current thinking of logisticians, railways across the world are making a comeback from the days of deteriorating rail lines, outdated equipment, and dilapidated structures.  Norfolk Southern Railway is one of those making headlines in modernization and efficiency. Norfolk Southern is making… Read More »

Core Values: L.L. Bean

By | March 28, 2018

[March 28, 2018]  Years ago I had the opportunity to lead an overnight backpacking trip in western Arizona.  I was still young back then, but my backpacking experience was broad.  During the trip we gave our hiking equipment a thorough test of its reliability.  From a local couple in the hiking party, I was to learn that L.L.… Read More »

Core Values: National Security Agency

By | February 11, 2018

[February 11, 2018]  Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. National Security Agency made changes to their published core values (see them below and here on the NSA website).  While the agency received criticism for this change1, that is not as big a problem as we are led to believe by the media.  First, the criticism.  Changed from the NSA’s… Read More »