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Gini, Al 1944-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 169 publications in 5 languages and 6,684 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Popular works  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Academic theses  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HF5387, 174.4
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Most widely held works about Al Gini
 
Most widely held works by Al Gini
The ethics of business : a concise introduction by Al Gini( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: In a field dominated by books that focus exclusively on the perspective of business in large corporations or that assume that business has a moral deficiency in need of reform, Al Gini and Alexei Marcoux offers students and business people alike a concise guide to what everyone ought to do when doing business. Where other books are organized topically, Gini and Marcoux look at the moral features of business that recur across topical areas, stressing the considerations that bear on business people whether they be corporate functionaries, principals in family businesses, or solo entrepreneurs who do it all, end to end. They present to students the essential concepts, ideas, and issues involved in ethics in business and emphasize the individual acting person and what it means to have character and integrity when doing business
Ten virtues of outstanding leaders : leadership and character by Al Gini( )

22 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine ten historic or contemporary figures, and the core leadership virtues that combines to make them figures of inspiration and influence
Case studies in business ethics by Al Gini( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of cases and essays on business ethics addresses some of the most pertinent ethical issues in today's business environment. It goes well beyond matters of fraud and public relations to consider standards of professionalism, corporate decision-making structure, the interface between ethical theory and economic practice, etc.--PUBLISHER
Why it's hard to be good by Al Gini( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practical guide to ethics in everyday situations explores just how difficult it is to do the right thing. Gini argues that being good only has meaning in relation to other people. It is not about good versus evil but actually thinking about how being good involves an active relationship towards others
My job, my self : work and the creation of the modern individual by Al Gini( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do we work? And why do we work so obsessively? Gini observes that work rules, runs, and sometimes ruins our lives. But what is intriguing is that in spite of this, many of us come to love, or at least need, that which holds us captive. Peppered with real voices from workers and employers across America, and with references from psychology to history to economics, My Job, My Self shows us the human cost of a lifetime of labor for every working man or woman." "Arguing that adults require work just as children need to play, Gini teaches us that the purpose of work isn't merely to produce products but to create emotionally healthy people. In this provocative, lively, and sometimes disturbing meditation, Gini reveals that work is not only a fundamental aspect of our humanity but a profound reflection of our deepest selves."--Jacket
Importance of being lazy : in praise of play, leisure, and vacations by Al Gini( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a tour of our workaholic society, where summers at the seashore have been supplanted by the long weekend, Gini draws on studies of Americans' vacation habits as well as interviews, personal stories, and the wry observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists from Aristotle to Mark Twain to Thorstein Veblen." "Without true leisure, Gini says, we are diminished as individuals and as a society. Even if we love our jobs, find creativity, success, and pleasure in our work, we also crave, desire, and need not to work. The Importance of Being Lazy is our road map for learning how to play, doze, gaze, amble, and goof off without guilt."--Jacket
The importance of being funny : why we need more jokes in our lives by Al Gini( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When E. B. White said "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog: few people are interested and the frog dies," he hadn't seen Al Gini's hilarious, incisive, and informative take on jokes, joke-telling, and the jokers who tell jokes. For Gini, humor is more than just foolish fun: it serves as a safety valve for dealing with reality that gives us the courage to endure that which we cannot understand or avoid. Not everyone tells jokes. Not everyone gets a joke, even a good one. But, Gini argues, joke-telling can act as both a sword and a shield to defend us from reality. As the late, great stand-up comic Joan Rivers put it: "If you can laugh at it, you can live with it." -- From Amazon.com
Philosophical issues in human rights : theories and applications by Patricia Hogue Werhane( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It comes with the territory : an inquiry concerning work and the person( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sanity of satire : surviving politics one joke at a time by Al Gini( Book )

5 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political humor and satire are, perhaps, as old as comedy itself, and they are crucial to our society and collective sense of self. In a poignant, pithy, but not ponderous manner, Al Gini and Abraham Singer delve into satire's history to rejoice in its triumphs and watch its development from ancient graffiti to the latest late-night talk show"--
Seeking the truth of things : confessions of a (Catholic) philosopher by Al Gini( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far too many people think philosophy is an intellectual exercise that is beyond them, over their heads, or an intellectual waste of time. In Seeking the Truth of Things, Gini attempts to reestablish philosophy at the center and not the periphery of the public square by relating bits of wisdom that are both manageable yet imaginative and flavorful enough to entice and satisfy readers without ever overwhelming them. Known for his books on practical philosophy, such as The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacations and Why It's Hard to Be Good, Gini is a philosopher who writes for real people about things they actually care about, such as the meaning of work, moral courage, choice, sin, laughter, and leisure. In Seeking the Truth of Things, he explores his lifelong quest for wisdom. Part memoir, part introduction to key philosophical concepts, this book exposes the profound concerns that make us human in the context of real life
Heigh-ho! heigh-ho! : funny, insightful, encouraging, and sometimes painful quotes about work( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi trabajo, mi vida : como entender el papel que tiene el trabajo en el desarrollo personal by Al Gini( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God can quote me on that : quotations on the meaning of life( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies in business ethics( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business ethics and moral leadership by Al Gini( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

10 zalet wybitnych przywódców : przywództwo a charakter by Al Gini( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My Job : Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual by Al Gini( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Working ourselves todeath : Workaholism, stress, and fatigue by Al Gini( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2007 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gini, A. R.

Gini, A.R. 1944-

Gini, Al 1944-

지니, A. R. 1944-

지니, 알 1944-

Languages
English (163)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)