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HIL: Shrapnel Exploded 150 Metres in Front of Me

In 2014 my mother, sister and I went on holiday to Tel Aviv, Israel. My mother chose to take us to Israel, as she had previously resided there for five years in her younger days and wanted to show my sister and I the Israeli culture. One of the main reasons why this trip stood out to me is we arrived when Israel’s 2014 conflict with Gaza began. On the first day, we decided to go to the beach and some shrapnel of a missile exploded in the sea around 150 metres in front of me. Continue reading →

MWR: It’s Not Business, It’s Personal

I know, that’s not the statement that is usually declared, however it represents how for me certain aspects of ethical business are backwards. In my opinion, the idea of acting ethically in business as ‘doing the right thing when that will cost more than we want to pay’ (Richmond, 2013) contradicts with the more common statement as ‘Profit (being) the ultimate aim of almost all business firms’ (Sivagnanam and Srinivasan, 2010). Continue reading →