Paul D. Merrill Lecture Series - Audio
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The annual Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture honors the late Paul D. (P.D.) Merrill, Portland-area business leader and long-time UNE trustee, supporter and friend. The lecture series, sponsored by the Department of Business and Communications, creates an opportunity for future business leaders from UNE and the broader community to learn about and reflect upon the important role that ethical considerations play in our daily choices, and the impact these choices have on our communities.
||What Bernie Madoff Can Teach Us About Business Ethics||Diana Henriques, author of the best-selling The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, and a contributing writer for The New York Times, spoke on "What Bernie Madoff Can Teach Us About Business Ethics" on Apr. 12, 2012 as part of the UNE's annual P.D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture Series.||18 4 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Our Fragile Energy System: Is It sustainable? If not, Where Do We Turn Next?||Matthew R. Simmons, M.B.A., author, co-founder of the Ocean Energy Institute and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International, spoke on "Our Fragile Energy System: Is It sustainable? If not, Where Do We Turn Next?" on Apr. 8, 2010.||19 4 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shareholder Responsibility||Robert A. G. Monks, pioneering shareholder activist and one of the founders of the field of corporate governance, spoke on "Shareholder Responsibility" on Feb. 26, 2009 as part of the UNE's P.D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture Series.||9 3 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||I-Traps, Leadership, Culture||Chris Argyris, Ph.D., James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Grad School of Business, spoke on "I-Traps, Leadership, Culture" on Mar. 27, 2008 as part of the UNE's P.D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture Series.||9 3 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rethinking the Grindstone||As president of Hancock Lumber Company, Kevin Hancock leads a sixth-generation family business that has operated since 1848. Headquartered in Casco, Maine, the company has 10 retail stores and three sawmills, and employs 425 people. The company also owns and manages 12,000 acres of timberland in Cumberland and Oxford counties. In 2014, Timber Processing Magazine recognized Kevin as its forest products industry “Person of the Year.” He is past chairman of the Northeast Retail Lumber Association, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and the Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees. Under his leadership, Hancock Lumber has been recognized as the Maine International Trade Center’s Exporter of the Year and the Maine Family Business of the Year. Additionally, the company received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence and most recently became a 2014 “Best Places to Work” recipient. A graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College, Kevin travels often to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where he has connected with residents and key organizations. Kevin has created a nonprofit called “The Seventh Power” to support initiatives on the reservation and is currently writing a book, titled Not For Sale: Finding Myself in the Land of Crazy Horse, about the history and modern day life of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.||26 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|