"Above all, do no harm." That phrase is attributed to the Hippocratic Oath, the ancient physicians' pledge that's made in a modernized form by many of today's graduating doctors.
In the wake of the banking crisis, Wall Street's travails and the Enron scandal, some have been asking if it might be time for business people to make a similar oath. Last week a group of MBA students at Harvard Business School (HBS) took it upon themselves to do just that.
The "MBA Oath" was dreamed up by a group of around 30 students in the second year of their MBA studies. Among the ethical pledges included in the voluntary oath is one that states "I will safeguard the interests of my shareholders, co-workers, customers and the society in which we operate." Read full article »