Business Ethics Haiku

Haiku: Japanese poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables each.

Our stock value fell
When our managers told lies
No one is perfect

Alternatively, Haiku may follow a 3-5-3 pattern…

In the night
will you be haunted
by your choice?

Why business ethics Haiku? Why not? A better reason than that: if a corporate credo is a brief, concise statement of a company’s values, then the right Haiku could be like a credo on steroids. Super-brief, memorable, inspiring. Consider it a challenge…

2 comments so far

  1. Jane Chin on

    I Love the idea of a business ethics haiku, Chris! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. […] Snow From Roof” sounds like a fragment of a normative haiku of the 5-7-5 (syllables) kind. A very Canadian haiku, that […]


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