Kant on Today’s Business Leaders

by Josephson Institute on February 21, 2011

Norman Bowie, of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, recorded a great series of videos discussing Kantian ethics in business with the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.

In the video below, Bowie proposes Kant would hold James Sinegal of Costco as one of today’s great business leaders.  Bowie explains that Sinegal has lead by empowering people in the company with the ability to make decisions on their own.  Watch the video for an incredible story on how this company culture mad it possible for Costco employees to help their community and save lives.

If you missed our previous posts on Kant’s views on ethics and leadership, you can find them here.

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