BUSI301 Forum 1 (Modules 1 and 2) Spring Latest 2015 October

| January 30, 2017

Question
Case Study: Frederick is a student at Central Fictional State University (CFSU), and he has a great idea for a new business invention. Frederick’s invention and the business that he plans to found based upon it will absolutely revolutionize the market and will make him very rich. He decides to share his idea with a few of his professors, and he even uses the idea in a research project for one of his classes. Frederick is a new Christian, but his professors at CFSU are not Christians. While Frederick is at home over summer break, he discovers, much to his dismay, that his professors have stolen his idea and have opened a business marketing his new invention. Upon making this discovery, Frederick immediately seeks the advice of the local lawyer who has a reputation for being a “scorched-earth” litigator. Needless to say, this Rambo, “take-no-prisoners” lawyer is not a Christian. He advises Frederick that he should sue ” those professors for everything they’ve got.”

Assume Frederick comes to you for advice from a Christian perspective. He knows that the Bible says something about ” love your neighbor” and “turn the other cheek” and “do not resist an evil-doer,” but he is just not sure how to make sense of all of this. What is your answer to Frederick? Refer to the Assignment Instructions folder of the course for general directions.

Use the words “File Suit” or “Do not File Suit” in the subject line of your thread, depending upon your conclusion. Do not use attachments as these are cumbersome and inhibit the discussion process.

Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 1. Submit your first reply by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday and your second reply by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 2.

Suggested Readings:

Szto, Mary C. (2001). Lawyers as hired doves: Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount, Cumb. L. Rev. 31, 27-46. (This article is available in LexisNexis Academic.)

Proverbs 17:14, 20:3, 25:8–10; Matthew 5:25–26, 38–42; 1 Corinthians 6:1–8 (For these passages you should consult some trusted exegetical commentaries, many of which may be found on www.ccel.org.)

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