Sharmin Prince

In business, when is it acceptable to lie? by Sharmin Prince

In business ethics, honesty is generally considered fundamental, and lying is typically deemed unacceptable. However, there are scenarios where lying by omission or strategic nondisclosure might occur— for instance, not revealing trade secrets or sensitive strategic plans. Some argue that puffery—exaggerating a product’s benefits without making false claims—is a form of acceptable marketing. Nonetheless, outright deception undermines trust, can lead to legal consequences, and damages reputations. Ethical practice leans towards transparency and integrity. Businesses should adhere to the principle that honesty fosters long-term success and trust among stakeholders.

About Sharmin Prince

Welcome to my journey. I am Sharmin Prince, born and raised by one of the most resilient women in Georgetown, Guyana. I migrated to the United States at age 33 and have been here for the last 23 years. With that same resilience, I am determined to conquer the struggles and hurdles life has thrown my way. My creativity has enabled me to use these obstacles to drive me towards my goals and climb mountains to overcome hurdles blocking my path. This experience has given me a unique opportunity to help others. I am proud to say that I am an active listener, humanitarian, leader, and empath. I've developed my skills through education and work to get to where I am today, and I am dedicated to helping others every day. Over the past four years, I have been able to do all that I have done without major funding and continue to be creative in my process.

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