The Importance Of Lying In Business

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Sun Zi does not believe in fighting fair. He feels deception is at the very heart of war. Unless you are kept informed of the enemy's condition, and ready to strike at the right moment, a war may drag on for years. The only way to get this information is to employ spies, and it is impossible to obtain trustworthy spies unless they are properly paid for their services. All it means is making sure your informations are accurate and your enemy’s are not. All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable. When using our forces, we must appear inactive. When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away. When far away, we must make him believe we are near. A military operation involves deception.…show more content…
Businesses cannot function without telling lies. Lying produces results, whether bolstering a personal credential or developing a sales pitch business people lie because it works. Lying in business is the rule and not the exception. Most business people know that lying is unethical, immoral, even criminal, but they do it any way because it is easy. As we all know, lies are not all the same. Some lies are harmless and even helpful, and other lies are harmful and very hurtful. Yet, once you have experienced the utility of a ‘lie’, it becomes a useful ‘tool'. But, the psychology of lying is complex. People lie for many reasons and chances are that many people tell same lies to different people for many different…show more content…
McDonald's marketing children because they are able to persuade their parents to purchase their products. By having children go with a parent or adult, it doubles the profit. Therefore increasing sales. Children push to get a new toy in a Happy Meal and play on the playground provided at many establishments which drive profits. According to the Utilitarian theory, McDonald's is acting ethical because it has and will continue to create maximum profit. Utilitarian theory states that happiness should be maximized while pain should be minimized. Not only the families are happy but also the corporation. With higher profits employees are able to have job security, higher wages and better benefits. If McDonald's continues to grow, which it is, then there are also more job opportunities available around the

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