Eden Collinsworth has written a remarkable book about morality. Not preachy. Non- judgmental. Extremely interesting. It is a book whose time has come. Theft, greed, and other kinds of misbehavior grab the headlines daily. It permeates every facet of our culture. Therefore, it seems time that to take a serious look at what we believe and how we approach morality and ethics. Eden Collinsworth has done that for us.
In my lifetime, I have seen wide swings in what kind of behavior is acceptable and what is not. We’ve gone from June Cleaver who did housework in high heels and was aghast over most of Beaver’s behavior to Modern Family where pretty much anything goes. We transitioned from being shocked that a presidential candidate was divorced to hardly noticing that a President was having a very public affair. Dishonesty in business gets a ho-hum and commercials for women’s underwear fill the TV screen. (some of us remember when it was terrible if your bra strap could be seen or your slip showed below the hem of your dress). And, finally, more couples are living together without marriage than ever before.
To say that our morality has changed is understatement. Is it for the better? Who knows? We’re going to talk about these shifts with Eden Collinsworth who has written a most delightful book, “Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business.” This show is one not-to-miss.
Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was president of Arbor House Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine, BUZZ. Subsequently, she became a vice president at Hearst Corporation. Collinsworth served as the chief operating officer and chief-of-staff at the EastWest Institute, a global think tank. After writing a bestselling book in China for Chinese businessmen on Western deportment, she launched Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company, which specialized in intercultural communication. She currently lives in London. She is the author of one novel, and two works of nonfiction. We will talk with her about her recently published bestseller Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business.