Two related topics in one post.

First. I am experimenting with an ad in the sidebar of this blog from As a business publication, the source won’t be too far removed from the focus of this blog and I will be able to pre-approve the ads. Yes, capitalism is alive and well on this blog. The banner is now live, but the actual ads won’t start until the end of the month. Let me know what you think.

Second, I have no reciprocal (or any other) requirement to promote Forbes. com and I have no plans to do so. Nonetheless, in order to make this post about more relevant, here is an article that was on today about "corporate social responsibility" and the argument of some that integrity and socially responsible behavior is  "good for business" as well as being an attribute of the most  successful enterprises.