Thoughts on Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller

On 26 August 2021, Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller of the United States MarineCorps posted a video in which he shared his disdain for the nation’s elected executive branch ofgovernment and his military leadership by voicing his “growing discontent and contempt” and“ineptitude at the foreign policy level” of the handling of the Afghanistan debacle. Since theposting …

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Theranos Trial Reveals the Burden of Deception

Elizabeth Holmes—founder of the defunct blood-testing company Theranos—is in the midst of her long-anticipated trial (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58494912) for defrauding customers and investors. After raising nearly $1 Billion in venture capital, landing big customers like Walgreens, and assembling a board of powerful people like Henry Kissinger and Gen. James Mattis, the company fell to pieces in 2016 …

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Quitting Decisions

Employees leave their jobs for many reasons. In 2019, NBC News correspondent David Novak reported that 79% of employees quit their jobs because of a lack of appreciation. Note that 60% of Americans claim to be more motivated by recognition than money. 

Some resignations are about taking a significant, better career opportunity. Other reasons include unfavorable working conditions, inflexible schedules, the need to relocate with a spouse, and lack of challenge. But some employees quit their job over principles.

I believe that all of us will face at least two “quitting decisions” in our life. First, when an employer or a supervisor takes a clearly wrong position, unethical or contrary to our personal values, the situation must be corrected, or we can no longer work there.

In the News: BYU professors create ethics field guide to help US special forces

PROVO — The U.S. special forces are getting help from two Brigham Young University professors to deal with critical ethical dilemmas. The professors teach business ethics, and they never dreamed they would be called upon to help with top military operations. “The military plays a very special place in my heart,” said Brad Agle, who’s …

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