Mr. Entrepreneur aka Richard Branson, said in a speech to the Institute of Directors in 1993:
“A well run business must have high and consistent standards of ethics.”
This is especially true in a small business or business start-up, if you want to have a chance of building a real small business team.
Others have the following wisdom on the subject:
- If you run in the forest, plant a tree. – Artuno Barrios, US athlete.
- We can be richer by being greener. – Tony Blair, British Prime Minister
- I run the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity. – Sydney Biddle Barrows, US brothel owner.
There are some “real” heavy-weights in terms of ethics among the above quoted, they are “uniquely qualified” to talk about the subject.