Mendoza School of Business

Commentary: Why good businesspeople do bad things

Published: October 29, 2018 / Author: Joseph Holt

Business ethics professor Joseph Holt reflected on the recent conviction of an Adidas exec and two others on fraud charges in a commentary piece published in the Chicago Tribune. Read his thoughts here.

There are bad apples in business, as in all walks of life, but they are the exception rather than the rule. The vast majority of business students I teach and business people I know are good people who want to do well for themselves and their loved ones, but also want to succeed with integrity and do well for others.