The news last year that global automaker Volkswagen was seeking a distinctly unfair competitive advantage over its business rivals by intentionally falsifying emissions data on huge numbers of its vehicles over many years was understandably of bomb-shell quality.
You manage a southern California business and believe that your company's profits and prospects have been undermined by actions taken by a business rival that have adversely affected you.
The reasons for rules are clear enough, right?
Notwithstanding that business in California and across the United States can be -- and uniformly is -- hard-edged and an even cutthroat pursuit among rivals, it is also predicated on the notion of fundamental fairness.
Fairness is just as much a dominant concern in the business world as it is in other realms of life.