Success vs Ethics, part 2

Cathy Arnst

The other day I posted an entry to this blog, Goal: Successful Kids or Ethical Kids, about the larger lessons to be learned from the plagiarism scandal surrounding 19-year old Harvard student Kaavya Viswanathan, whose novel was so similar to one she had read several times in high school that her publishers were forced to pull it from the market. That posting led me to a March 21 column on the BusinessWeek site, Working Advice by Liz Ryan, CEO of an online networking site for professional women, WorldWIT. It is well worth checking out both. Liz's March 21 column, titled Taking A Stand On Ethics, is about what she believes are the biggest problems facing white collar professionals these days:

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