Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop

Professor Max Bazerman Confronts our Complicity and Offers Strategies for Ethical Decision-Making in this Book Talk about Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop.

It is easy to condemn obvious wrongdoers, but what about the supporting cast of complicitors: business partners, employees, investors, news organizations, and others? Whether we’re aware of it or not, almost all of us have been complicit in the unethical behavior of others and have not always used ethical decision-making skills.

In this book talk about Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop author Professor Max Bazerman confronts our complicity head-on and offers strategies for recognizing and avoiding the psychological and other traps that lead us to ignore, condone, or actively support wrongdoing in our businesses, organizations, communities, politics, and more.

Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a member of the Program on Negotiation’s Executive Committee. His recent books include Decision Leadership: Empowering Others to Make Better Choices (with Don Moore), Better, Not Perfect, The Power of Experiments (with Michael Luca), The Power of Noticing, Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (with Don Moore), and Blind Spots (with Ann Tenbrunsel).

Bazerman received an honorary doctorate from the University of London, the Life Achievement Award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management, the Academy of Management Career Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. In addition, Bazerman was named as Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics and as one of Daily Kos’ Heroes for going public about how the Bush Administration corrupted the RICO Tobacco trial.

In this video about his book, “Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop” Bazerman challenges those watching, and those who read the book, to confront their complicity and offers strategies for ethical decision-making, avoiding and overcoming the psychological barriers that perpetuate unethical behavior. Bazerman’s expertise and recognition in the field of business administration and ethics lend credibility to his insights, making this book a valuable resource for anyone seeking to create a more ethical and responsible world.

If you’d like to read the book, order it through the Princeton University Press and receive a 30% discount with code BAZ30 or order it via Amazon.


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