Can the "Evil Empire," MSFT, Actually be More Ethical than the "Do No Evil" Empire, GOOG?

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You saw it first, here, on ActiveRain!

Some people say it is so.  That would be the folks at The Ethisphere Institute.  (Uh...  Try saying "The Ethisphere Institute" fast, three times.  "Theethithhth." )

Yep.  MSFT is perched on the 2011 list of the 110 Most Ethical Companies in the world.  GOOG, on the other hand, is not. 
How can that be?  GOOG gives stuff away for F-R-E-E, making it the darling of the privacy-adverse amongst us.  And MSFT must have gone all Miss Goody Two Shoes after Y2K when Mr. Bill first pondered how many Bill-ions it would take to ELEVATE! himself to a Supra key to the Pearly Gates.

Think I'll put my Google Android Evo and my Microsoft Windows 6.1 Touch Pro in a ring and let them flick ethics insults at each other.  Of course, I can just hear the MSFT phone now, "Sticks and stones...  My momma says if you can't say anything nice..."

Surely Apple is on The List, iPad, iPod, iPhone, etc?  Nope.  Wonder if FoxConn is?  HA!  Nope.  HP?  Nope.

Move.com?  BP?  ActiveRain?  (Hey now, that's just a cheap play for relevant real estate tags and keywords, ya know?)

 

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Rainer
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James Harner
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LOL...didn't know that the title can be turned into a tongue twister...

Apple is not included? wow! 

Mar 17, 2011 04:35 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
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James,

Shocker, ain't it?

Mar 17, 2011 04:35 PM #2
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Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Seems like someone is over thinking everything. I'd like to think that the computer store, grocery store, hardware store, on a corner near me is "most ethical." Not likely I'm going to buy anything from Caterpillar because of their slot in the list.

Mar 17, 2011 05:33 PM #3
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Pamela Seley
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Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Hi, Mike, thanks for posting. I was surprised to see Marriott beat out Hilton.

Mar 17, 2011 07:23 PM #4
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Mike Jaquish
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Glenn,

"Overthinking?"  Maybe.  That is why I was proud to stay superficial in my discussion...  Hey, no honkin' big generators on your buying list?  =)

Pamela,

Sad to see that no National Franchise Real Estate firms made the list...

Mar 18, 2011 12:35 AM #5
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Interesting.  I'll have to give my buddy Bill a call and congratulate him.  Haven't had any cross-sales with Unibail-Rodamco yet.  I'll get back to you on how that goes.

Mike

Mar 18, 2011 02:42 AM #6
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Mike,

Bated breath.  I'm waiting for your update with bated breath...

Mar 18, 2011 02:45 AM #7
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