Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Insights and Opinions: Can you just tell little business lies?
In our Insights and Opinions section this afternoon, we share an article from Dave Berkus, author and angel investor--who just released his book, BASIC BERKONOMICS--who asks: is it ever okay to tell a little business lie?
"He's not in right now." "I am going to the doctor at that time." "I paid only two dollars a unit to your competitor." Whether not true and used to avoid hurting someone's feelings, or whether used to gain an advantage in a negotiation, these little business lies are acceptable because they achieve their intended result without actually hurting the other party. Right?
Wrong – in the long run, even if apparently harmless at the moment. (More...)
Read the rest of Dave's article, Can you just tell little business lies?.