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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Al Gini  

Pen Name: None



-- Al Gina on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Al teaches at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Al Gina is a member of the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations at Loyola University Chicago. He is co-founder and Associate Editor of the journal Business Ethics Quarterly, Senior Consultant for the Ethical Leadership Group, and a regular commentator on Chicago's NPR affiliate, WBEZ.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Case studies in business ethics
ISBN: 0132424320. OCLC Number: 145732949

Pearson Prentice Hall,. .

Heigh-ho! heigh-ho! :
ISBN: 0879460946. OCLC Number: 31325411

ACTA Publications,. .

My Job :
ISBN: 1306110610. OCLC Number: 863048762

Routledge,. .

Why it's hard to be good
ISBN: 0415960622. OCLC Number: 140107015

Routledge,. .

His approach to the age-old problem of how to be good is both down-to-earth and entertaining. In an extremely user-friendly way he argues that humankind's first task is to overcome the prevalent narcissism. With his typically charming and funny approach, Gini leads readers through the main areas of life, i.e., work, play, sex, and death, showing through countless examples (from classics and popular culture) how people tend to avoid the task of being good. His aim is to make readers consider their own character, integrity, and conscience. The conclusion has been heard countless times: the central problem of ethics is not the blindness to the right thing ... but rather ... a reluctance to do the right thing. But Gini manages to make it fresh. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers.--CHOICE.