Curious Perfume Review

Are you curious about the Curious perfume? Britney Spears’ Curious fragrance is one of her best selling perfumes for a reason. It smells heavenly. The scent is a light floral scent, which makes it the perfect scent to wear during the springtime, summertime, or anytime really. If you are at all curious, read on to find out a little about the Curious perfume.

Do you want to spend spring days walking through a grassy field of fresh wildflowers? Or how about long summer days relaxing in your garden or at the park reading a book? Well, that is how the Curious ladies perfume will make you feel. The scent is very light, feminine, and floral. There is a strong Louisiana magnolia note in the perfume. Other notes consist of golden Anjou pear, lotus flower, tuberose, vanilla-infused musk, pink cyclamen, star jasmine, sandalwood, and blonde woods.

Do you wear a different lady perfume depending on the season? A new scent to go with the new changes of the season is really nice. After all variety is the spice of life. Why not change it up a bit? Plus, just wearing a nice light scent, like the Curious fragrance, just makes you feel more fresh and ready for anything. Where as a musky strong amber scent is perfect for curling up to a warm fire on those cold fall and winter months. A new fragrance can make you feel like a new woman too. Time for a new start.

If you are looking for a fresh start, you might want to check out Britney Spears’ Curious perfume. It is just fun to have more than one signature scent in your perfume collection. Linger in the magnolia floral scent and relax. Or smell it throughout your busy day to give you a minute of relaxing bliss. Whether you are curious about the curious perfume or not is up to you, but it is one of the top ladies perfumes on the market!

Business Ethics, Moral Authority and the Schools – The Curious Case of the Missing Criminologists

The connection between scams and the ethical crises we face…

Every scam is built on a lie that someone wants us to act on. What makes detecting the scam so difficult? The answer lies in the two greatest ethical crises the business world faces today. It is the crisis of pervasive cheating and the crisis of people watching and doing nothing as those around them cheat. Often, those we rely on to help us detect the scams are themselves either directly or indirectly part of the scammer class. This raises an obvious question: Considering people know they shouldn’t cheat and shouldn’t look away as others do, why do they? And how do we motivate people to do what they know they should do?

Over the years, criminologists have studied this question and have reached some invaluable conclusions. Inexplicably, however, our business schools and business ethicists have largely ignored the criminologists. Why is that?

Isn’t it just a tad curious that the business schools haven’t thought to recruit a few criminologists to help cast some light on how to motivate business students to honor their moral obligations — both while they are still in school and after they enter the workforce? This is truly the case of the missing criminologists…

Is the reference to “ethical scandals” misleading?

Perhaps a starting point is to take another look at our assumptions regarding the recent high-profile scams. What took place at Enron, WorldCom and Parmalat was not necessarily an “ethical scandal.” Nor was it the result of an obscure or fuzzy issue of business ethics. Nor was Bernard Madoff’s business model the result of any moral ambiguity. Instead, these examples simply reflect something anyone would understand: an outbreak of criminality – high-level white-collar crime that displayed a disdain for the law.

From the perspective of the criminologist, what intrigued them was that, while most people wouldn’t consider shoplifting from their local candy store, many actually do steal from their employer. According to one study, the losses suffered by their employers exceed the total economic loss suffered from all street crime combined. And this doesn’t take into account the losses suffered from corporate crime, i.e. crimes committed by people on behalf of their employers.

Perhaps, therefore, instead of referring to ethical scandals, we should be referring instead to criminal scandals? What is noteworthy is that, while in some areas, such as bio-ethics, it might not be clear what the right thing to do is, in the high-profile scams and scandals, there was rarely a dispute about what the right thing to do was. So, if there was little or no disagreement about what the right thing to do was, what could business leaders do to help motivate their employees to do the right thing and avoid doing anything criminal? Perhaps the insights of a criminologist would help… 

Criminologists and crime prevention…

So, how is this for a thought? If our business leaders and the deans of our business schools really want to stop future scams, perhaps they should focus more on criminology and crime prevention and what motivates people to commit crime, rather than on esoteric ethical theories.

Criminologists have dedicated enormous time and resources to studying the cause of crime. This has resulted in a sophisticated and valuable body of research. For truly inexplicable reasons, business ethicists have largely either ignored or overlooked this body of work. One example is Cressey’s 1953 classic study entitled Other People’s Money in which he conducted extensive interviews with convicted embezzlers regarding their why they embezzled. Remarkably, in the 25-year history of the Journal of Business Ethics, Cressey’s study was apparently cited only once.

This reluctance of business ethicists to explore the work of criminologists has led to a strange result. As the business ethicists rely on several popular theories to explain what motivates people to commit crimes, the criminologists — those who are the experts in the field — are practically unanimous in rejecting those same theories. To suggest there is a “disconnect” here appears more than just a mild understatement… 

The theories criminologists reject and those they accept…

So, almost unanimously, criminologists reject three of the popular theories, sometimes called “folk theories,” that the business ethicists embrace. The first is that criminals suffer some defect of character. The second is that they suffer from an excess of greed. The third is that they ”don’t know right from wrong.” Despite this, business ethicists still offer these theories to explain what motivates people to commit crimes. More about this in later articles…

The theory that criminologists do accept involves ”techniques of neutralization.” This embraces the idea that how people think about their actions and their situation is directly related to their propensity to commit various crimes. More about this in later articles too…

Criminologists generally tend to focus not just on why people commit crimes, but also on why more people do not commit crime. They point out that, of all the people who could benefit from crime, only a quite small percentage of people do in fact commit crime. This is the case even though the chances of being caught are relatively small and the punishment, particularly for business-related crimes, is relatively quite modest. So, the criminologists ask, why don’t more people commit crime?

One explanation they offer is to point out some type of process in which people align themselves to the social expectations of those around them. It is about the company those people keep. The question then turns to why some people deviate from those social expectations. Crime is widely understood to represent some form of deviance, but it is not entirely clear in many cases where the deviance lies and why it occurs. It is also not entirely clear why people resume conformity after they have deviated from it. This is clearly a critical area of study for anyone wanting to understand how to address the crises we face of cheating and looking the other way. 

Conclusion:

The body of research of the criminologists is quite useful to business ethicists, yet the business schools largely ignore it. To the extent that they do rely on the folk theories that are now thoroughly discredited by the criminologists, the business schools are unhelpful and fail to provide our future leaders information that might well help them to address the crises we face.

If the business schools disagree with the criminologists in what plays a major role in determining how people conduct themselves, they should at least debate those holding those views. As someone who has some experience in the business world, it makes great sense to me that how people conduct themselves is indeed related to the situation in which they find themselves and what they think about this situation. Further, as important, is their perception about what others think about the situation. Why the business schools ignore or reject this without discussion is curious…

Cost-Effective Business Promotion Using Functional Items

Most businesses today rely too much on online advertising and marketing in their business promotion. Online and offline business advertising has been in a tug-of-war in terms of market share and this has been going on for some time now. Although the power of the Internet is indeed a big factor in the globalization of local brands, the offline efforts of promotional business campaigns should not be totally disregarded in favor of the other.

A wise business owner should properly weigh his options between online and offline promotions to help his business keep and attract his customers. More customers could only mean more business transactions and better profits for the business. Therefore, a business owner should consider getting in touch with his existing client base and reach out to his potentials with and without the help of the Internet. In this way, proper allocation of promotional budget campaigns can be designated according to a sound market research and actual scenarios. Putting all your eggs in different baskets at this point can be helpful and beneficial.

Screen the online marketing service company that you might hire to do the online promotions for your business. Make sure that they have a plausible reputation and all their credentials check out. Choose the mid-priced services so you can negotiate certain concepts and business ideas without having to worry about paying too much and gaining little, or paying little and not gaining anything back.

This might sound too old school to propose but using real items in business promotion remains effective although a little bit costly compared to the online promotional campaigns. The little extra cost of the offline promotions can pay off by providing longer connection with your clients and potentials. This is possible because of the real items they will be having with them with your company logo and details imprinted, embossed, embroidered on them. At one time or another, these recipients of promotional items will be curious about your business and drive them to find out about your company. Functional items can make anyone curious who could have thought of giving out them out for free and how creative the team behind the products.

Who cannot get curious if they have products that they use in their daily activities like promotional pens, promotional tote bags, and other similar items? It is not likely that they can just ignore the images and texts that has your business details on. So when these promotional items catch some one’s attention, that someone can turn out to be an investor, a customer, or a potential.

To have this convincing impact and effectiveness, you have to make sure that the advertising services you hire for your promotional is effective in their job. You can ask these service providers with their work samples and history to have your level of expectations in a real point of view. Putting out money for advertising and business promotion can be a risk but should be taken to allow your business growth.