Saturday, February 26, 2011

The ethical side of business

my accounting instructors have mentioned everything from fudging numbers, to creative accounting, and keeping things off the balance sheet.  no wonder so many execs have been caught participating in unethical business practices.  maybe we should take a closer look at how we are teaching accounting and financial practices to mba students.  it seems to me that damn good accounting and illegal activities can  look very similar.

but this post isn't to talk about the sarbanes-oxley act, it is to shine the light on some companies doing the right thing, just because.  few have realized that there is money to be made if you stay true to values. here are some of my favorite.


t-shirts that feature the original book art on classic novels.

"For each shirt we sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa." 


another is the shoes adopted by the so anti-trendy, that is has become trendy, pseudo-sub-culture, the hipsters. and it goes so well with their flannel and chunky boots.  tom's shoes donated a pair of shoes for every purchase to a child in need, all over the world.


the greater good website (specifically the shopping part)

The GreaterGood Network is a family of websites that provide simple, effective, feel-good ways to directly help people, animals, and the planet. Thank you for your caring online actions.

I am a fan of this website because when you choose rescue animals, then each product for sale, tells you how many bowls of food that it will buy.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Randomness--Quick Update on This Year's Success and Failures

can you believe that it is february already?  my aztec basketball team is rated number 6 in the nation, amazing! i hope to get tix to a game coming up, but students are camping out at night in order to get their hands on the student section tix.  i just don't know if i have that kind of school spirit in me....  we will see.

i have been failing at getting motivated and we are four weeks into the semester, i really need to get my shit together before my midterms sneak up on me....  please adhd, give me a freakin' break.

surf class has been occupying my thursday afternoons and this week, (our first week in the ocean) i stood up twice, for a long duration of time.  the same day, my older sister was kind enough to text me that a "small" great white SHARK was spotted just 15 minutes from where i was surfing, 500 yards form the shore.....  awesome....  it will be difficult to surf next week without playing scenes of jaws in my head. dun nah............. dun nah...........dun nah...dun.nah..dunnah!

i would poop my wetsuit if i saw this!

funny, because i saw lots of dolphins yesterday while in the water, but next week i hope i can tell the difference between this.....;

and this;


i have also failed to finish all my beer koozies... i promised more than i could deliver.  i need to get on these, many are mostly completed just waiting to be stitched up.

tried this recipe, and i messed it up fo sho, because (pickle can vouch for this) mine tasted like garbage. 

well not anything school related, MBA FAIL, but i have finished three books in just a few weeks.  i feel good about it, since i really love reading but my add has often kept me from completing books, even if i was very interested in them. (okay i didn't finish the last 10 pages of MJF's book, and not the last 50 of redemption)  i am not a perfect person, alright!