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Goals and Success (Monday 8 of May 2017)

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by Marc Le Menestrel (3/05/2017)

Video: “The Parable of the Sadhu” – Harvard Business School.

Through a case study depicting a Wall Street financial analyst facing a dilemma in mountaineering, we discuss whether success lies in the mere attainment of goals.

We then introduce criteria of ethical behaviour. These philosophical perspectives provide us with foundations to propose an open form of ethical rationality that combines considerations based on self-interest with ethical values.


McCoy, Bowen: “The parable of the Sadhu”, in Harvard Business Review, Vol. 75 N°3, May-June 1997, pp. 54-61.

Preparation: For you personally, is success the mere attainment of your goals?

Video to watch: TED Talks: Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

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