How to get ahead in business?

From an online class for a CPA Ethics test, forwarded by Miss Monica.

A January 1995 article in the California Management Review, “A View from the Trenches”, interviewed 30 recent Harvard MBA graduates. Among their comments:

Organizational pressures, not character flaws, lead people to act unethically.

Whistle-blowing is a professional hazard.

Staff-level employees often receive explicit instruction from middle managers to do unethical or illegal things, e.g., overlook kickback schemes or support cover-ups involving sexual harassment.

Questionable behavior does not hurt one’s career. In fact, it seems to accelerate advancement.