Developing a balanced business ethic which embraces fairness and honesty as well as profit tops my list of issues urgently deserving attention. In the post-Communist era, the capitalist system has triumphed globally. Now the system has to be saved from its own excesses.
When the mission in practice of business is to maximize the wealth of management and sophisticated investors, it creates a climate which rewards greed and deception and makes the egregious behavior of an Enron or Worldcom inevitable, It also undermines the overall legitimacy of private enterprise as a system. We cannot afford this. [Mitch Kapor]