The Ethics of (BK?) Business

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The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post31 May 2011

The Ethics of Business by Christopher Drake

Profits or prophets? Chris Drake looks over his shoulder at the latest perceptions of moral and ethical values in commerce.

In the past two years several major scandals have rocked the world of business. These have affected high-profile names in the City of London such as centuries-old Barings Bank, which collapsed under US$1.3bn in debt, and the highly reputable Morgan Grenfell.

Elsewhere, the New York branch of Daiwa racked up losses of US$1.1bn through trading US Treasury bonds, while the secret copper trades of ‘Mr. Five Percent’ at Japan’s Sumitomo resulted in losses now put at US$2.6bn. Prominent politicians in India and Pakistan, and even two former Presidents of Korea, have all been given leading parts in an unending gallery of greedy rogues.

In a case of widespread fraud at German steel and engineering giant Thyssen, one of the top anti-corruption prosecutors said “We are witnessing a loss of values in Germany. Moral and ethical principles in German boardrooms have gone to the dogs ... the only thing that seems to matter is profits and selfish materialism.” Lax controls, the bending of rules and white-collar crime are seen as having reached epidemic proportions with allegations from Australia to Alaska tarnishing household names previously seen as representing the paragon of boardroom ethics....

....the values we should express in business are the values that we aspire to in our moral and social lives.

What does this mean in practical terms? A number of things including:

    1. The business should not involve an activity of itself immoral.
    2. Look closely at how the business is run. On what values or principles are decisions and actions based?
    3. What are the motives of those involved in the business? Why are they carrying it out?
    4. Given that the business itself passes these tests, what effect does it have on people and their lives?
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Re: The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post31 May 2011

It is amazing how good they are at advising others but how impossible they are at resolving their own issues.

Denial is the biggest for adherents.

Chris Drake has been around the BKs for a long time. What I would call, one of their "Trophy Whites". He is seriously intelligent and has genuine business experience (Deputy Managing Director of Sassoon Securities Limited, Investment Adviser and Dealer, member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute, MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University etc) and is part of the UN/Living Value thing ... how on earth can he go along with all the End of the World, Nuclear Bomb and historical revision stuff?

With individuals such as these, is it true belief, hypnosis, a subtle addiction to the platform the BKWSU provides them? DO they really believe or do they just like being inside the Brahma Kumari community?

... and why cannot individuals of his caliber do something to sort out the BKWSU? Is it such an impossible task? I'd be loathed to hear all he was doing was high-class whitewashing and structuring business deals for them.

    Does anyone know if it is a 'full Maryadas following' BK Bhai?
The full article is, here and biographical details, here. Unfortunately for the "Call of the Time" organized by the "Academy for a Better World" (ho ho ho) Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India, he shows himself to go along with the usual BK duplicity of perhaps not exactly stating clearly who was a BK and who is not.
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Re: The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post01 Jun 2011

I remember him living in the Lighthouse Bhavan, the Rolls Royce of bhavans. Never ever saw him attend class or Amrit, but I have seen him at mad o ban.

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Re: The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post14 Nov 2011

Mr Green, when was the last time you saw Mr Drake at mad o ban?
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Re: The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post15 Nov 2011

... And what is his level of dharna?

Personally, as a BK I would have said that without doing Amrit Vela, Morning Class and at least 2 hours of dedicated meditation all told, one was not really a BK and not really in the 'BK zone'.

It strikes me a lot of these BK VIPs are just posers cruising along on the wave of others efforts, given privileges because of trade off with their money, status, potential contacts or skills. It is like Middle Aged Catholicism all over again.
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Mr Green

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Re: The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post15 Nov 2011

hi folks

it was a long time ago now, maybe 9 years ago in Madubhan, not sure

as for his dharna I am sure it was non-existant, he is rich and has access to the all important VIP

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Re: The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post28 Nov 2011

Amrit Vela, morning class and meditation are very important, even for the rich ones and those who have access to all VIP facilities. Are they not supposed to lead by example?

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Re: The Ethics of (BK?) Business

Post30 Nov 2011

and where is our white trophy now?

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