This week, 27 years ago, Star Trek – The Next Generation (TNG) made its television debut. Rarely has there a follow up to a beloved original series ( Star Trek – The Original Series (TOS) ) that is equally treasured by fans. They say that...
On Monday night, Houston Astros manager Brad Mills went
to the mound five times to change pitchers against five straight New York Mets
batters. This set the Astros twitter community literally 'a-twitter' as it was
noted that, according to the...
I have been studying the legend of King Arthur and thought it would be good idea to have a week of blog posts around the legend of King Arthur, the Roundtable and his knights. Today I begin with King Arthur and some leadership lessons that might apply...
I am back from my surgery and convalescence and I wanted
to thank everyone for the good wishes and thoughts. I would also like to give a
very big special thanks to Mary Shaddock Jones for her entire series of
timely and topical articles that she and...
Thucydides or Herodotus; Herodotus or Thucydides. Which
is your favorite? I admit to vacillating between the two. Thucydides wrote
about the end of the Athenian dynasty from the Peloponnesian War and the
debacle of the Sicilian Invasion. Herodotus...
Yesterday Nelson Mandela’s casket was driven to the state capital where he will lay in state until his funeral on Sunday 15 th December. Dignitaries from all over the world will attend. Mandela was praised for his non-violent approach to ending...
In an article in the October 2011 issue of the ACC
Docket, entitled " Who Needs Business Ethics When You've Got the Law on our
Side ?", author James Nortz explores the question, "What good is this
business ethics crap when there's...
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Elevate your FCPA knowledge and practical skills, FCPA ripples, origins of PetroTiger’s FCPA scrutiny, news flash, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday Roundup...
Whom to suspend during any Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation is always a delicate question to answer. Unfortunately there is never an easy answer. As the Volkswagen (VW) emission-testing scandal continues to reverberate, it continues...
There can be a variety of reasons why bad decisions get made in the corporate world. Last week I wrote about psychopaths in the C-Suite and Boardroom. Today I want to look at some less flamboyant, more mundane ways that a company might get into compliance...
Lou Reed died yesterday. He was one of the most influential figures in rock and roll history and pop culture over the past 50 years. Starting with his band, the Velvet Underground, Rolling Stone magazine said that the group’s “debut [album...
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In the launch of a new video series, Front-Line Interviews, I engage with Alison Taylor, Director of Energy and Extractives at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). I first became aware of Alison’s...
As compliance programs mature within an organization, one
of the ongoing challenges is continuing to sustain the momentum of the program.
I found some guidance in an article in the winter 2012 issue of the MIT Sloan
Management Review , entitled, "...
As readers of this blog know, I am an über Star Trek maven. Last week, in Episode 41 of my podcast, the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report , I visited with John Champion, one of the co-hosts of the Mission Log podcast. Mission Log will eventually...