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Professor Marianne Jennings is an emeritus professor of legal and ethical studies from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, retiring in 2011 after 35 years of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics and the legal environment of business. During her tenure at ASU, she served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995-1999. In 2006, she was appointed faculty director for the W.P. Carey Executive MBA Program. She has done consulting work for businesses and professional groups including AICPA, Boeing, Dial Corporation, Edward Jones, Mattel, Motorola, CFA Institute, Southern California Edison, the Institute of Internal Auditors, AIMR, DuPont, AES, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Motorola, Hy-Vee Foods, IBM, Bell Helicopter, Amgen, Raytheon, and VIAD.

The sixth edition of her textbook, Case Studies in Business Ethics, was published in February 2011. The ninth edition of her textbook, Business: lts Legal, Ethical and Global Environment was published in January 2011. The 23rd edition of her book, Business Law: Principles and Cases, will be published in January 2013. The tenth edition of her book, Real Estate Law, will also be published in January 2013. Her book, A Business Tale: A Story of Ethics, Choices, Success, and a Very Large Rabbit, a fable about business ethics, was chosen by Library Journal in 2004 as its business book of the year. A Business Tale was also a finalist for two other literary awards for 2004. In 2000 her book on corporate governance was published by the New York Times MBA Pocket Series. Her book on long-term success, Building a Business Through Good Times and Bad: Lessons from Fifteen Companies, Each With a Century of Dividends, was published in October 2002 and has been used by Booz, Allen, Hamilton for its work on business longevity. Her latest book, The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse was published by St. Martin’s Press in July 2006 and has been a finalist for two book awards.

Her weekly columns are syndicated around the country, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Reader’s Digest. A collection of her essays, Nobody Fixes Real Carrot Sticks Anymore, first published in 1994 is still being published. She has been a commentator on business issues on All Things Considered for National Public Radio.

She has served on four boards of directors, including Arizona Public Service (1987-2000), Zealous Capital Corporation, and the Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability at the University of Minnesota. She was appointed to the board of advisors for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators in 2004 and served on the board of trustees for Think Arizona, a public policy think tank. She has appeared on CNBC, CBS This Morning, the Today Show, and CBS Evening News.

In 2010 she was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Business Ethics by Trust Across America. Her books have been translated into four different languages. She received the British Emerald award for authoring one of their top 50 articles in management publications, chosen from over 15,000 articles.

Personal: Married since 1976 to Terry H. Jennings, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Deputy County Attorney; five children: Sarah, Sam, and John, and the late Claire and Hannah Jennings.

Oliver Schmidt, former general manager of engineering at VW, sentenced to 7 years

Mr. Schmidt explained at his sentencing, “A script or talking points, I was directed to follow for that meeting [with the California Air Resources Board] was approved by management level supervisors at VW, including a high-ranking in-house lawyer, Regrettably, I … Continue reading

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“Conyers’s Son Was Accused Of Stabbing His Girlfriend”

John Conyers, leaving the House for various reasons (all denied), endorsed his son, John Conyers III (just like Britain), to succeed him. Then, the above headline appeared in the New York Times. John Conyers’s III (27) side of the story:”She … Continue reading

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“I have never seen a case where there were so many bad things done like Uber has done in this case.”

Federal Judge William Alsup, presiding over the trial in the suit by Waymo against Uber for alleged theft of intellectual property, on learning of the existence of an employee whistleblower letter received by Uber regarding intellectual property issues at Uber. … Continue reading

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A Conflict Is a Conflict Is a Conflict: Our Federal Government At Work on Ignoring Them

Ignoring party affiliations, a conflict is a conflict is a conflict. Since June, those conflicts have been cascading here and there in the federal government without much coverage, less outrage, and no action. Mick Mulvaney is the new acting director … Continue reading

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The Harassment Settlements and Payments in Congress

The Congressional Office of Compliance has released the following data on its settlement of sexual harassment claims against members of Congress. Visit the site yourself: Since 1997 (through 2017), there have been 264 settlements for a total of $17 … Continue reading

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Complicit: Word of the Year Per

Yes, choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others, is our word of the year. Here’s a list of the pockets of complicity. Their complicity was verified when post-revelation of a major figure they all … Continue reading

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Students in Massachusetts Who Were Paid For Correct Answers on Standardized Tests Had Higher Scores

The National Bureau of Economic Research has a paper that reflects a study by economists that concludes that paying students in the United States for correct answers on standardized tests nets higher scores than those of students who were not … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and the Currency Traders: Another Incentive Plan Gone Amok

The Wall Street Journal has reported on yet another incentive mishap at Wells Fargo. This time, the bank, which had to let 5300 employees go for creating false or unauthorized accounts in order to earn incentives in the retail side, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Congressman Alleged to Have Paid Primary Opponent $90,000 to Get Out of Congressional Race

Robert A. Brady is the Congressman. Jimmie Moore was his rival in the 2012 primary contest. Mr. Moore is cooperating with the FBI, and court documents alleged that the money was funneled to him in exchange for polling services. Mr. … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Meaning of “Lost” Baggage Reports

Airlines are required to file reports with the U.S. Department of Transportation that disclose the number of lost baggage reports that their customers file. However, American Airlines rolled out a system that notifies passengers when their bags do not make … Continue reading

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Another Day . . . Another Member of Congress, Hollywood’s Elite, the Media, Silicon Valley Bites the Dust

In 2015, Representative John Conyers, 88, settled a sexual harassment complaint by a former employee who said that she was fired because she would not submit to his sexual advances. At 88 years of age the ranking Democrat on the … Continue reading

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The FIFA Trial: Defendants Making Throat-Slitting Gestures at Witnesses?

Soccer is a rugged game. Soccer fans are a rough sort. And defendants at soccer corruption trials, well, a U.S. federal district judge is about to hear testimony about the throat-slashing gestures one of the defendants is alleged to have … Continue reading

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Looks Like Menendez Will Walk: Jurors Can’t Bring Themselves to Convict

The creep factor has been out and about as often as Harvey Weinstein is in and out of whatever Arizona rehab facility banishes him for cell phone use as he seeks to recover from his addiction to starlets. Oddly missing … Continue reading

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Tech Firms and the Baltimore County Public School System: Donations and Quid Pro Quo

Silicon Valley wants to sell computers to school systems. Get the young ‘uns using your computers at an early age and they are hooked for life. Apple built its market through the school systems. But, competition is now more fierce, … Continue reading

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