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The Defeat Device: Compliance and Ethics in the Auto Industry
Posted on 23 Sep 2015 by Doug Esten

Things are seriously bad when one of the world’s most respected business focused publications, the Financial Times (FT), asks if the auto “industry faces ‘Libor moment’”? Yet that was a headline yesterday in the lead article... Read More

Tribute to Jack Bruce – Finding Talent to Support Your Compliance Function
Posted on 4 Nov 2014 by Thomas Fox

Jack Bruce died last week. He was simply one of the greatest rock and roll bassists of all-time, as in ever. He helped form Rock’s first super group, Cream, when he joined with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker to create some of the... Read More

Unofficial Messages-Creating a Culture of Compliance
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by Thomas Fox

An article in the January/February issue of the SCCE magazine, entitled " An ethical corporate culture goes beyond the code ", author Dawn Lomer argues that the unofficial message which a company sends to its employees "is just as... Read More

March Madness and Discipline Under the FCPA
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Thomas Fox

Tonight is the finals of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, known as March Madness. As I went to law school at the University of Michigan, I will be pulling for the Wolverines to win the big game. If you are not a Louisville or Big East fan... Read More

The Most Profitable Baseball Team of All-Time and Commitment to Ethics and Compliance
Posted on 29 Aug 2013 by Thomas Fox

Sorry to interrupt my three-part series on the greatest ethics and compliance article ever written but I just could not help myself. On Monday, forbes.com, in an article entitled “ 2013 Houston Astros: Baseball’s Worst Team Is The Most Profitable... Read More

Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Thomas Fox

When my daughter was 7 she wrote and published her first book. When I asked her how she did it, she replied "Dad, it's easy to write a book, you just sit down and do it." I thought about that sage wisdom for many years before I sat down... Read More

Gettysburg Day 2 – A Failure of Culture in Leadership and How to Overcome It
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by Doug Esten

Today is the 151 st anniversary of Day 2 of the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year I focused on Union General Dan Sickles and how is disobeying of his commanding officer’s order, destroyed his brigade and ended his military career. Today, I want to... Read More

Ethics in Business: How to Avoid the “Road to Ethical Damnation.”
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by RBistrong

Of the many periodicals I read and review, I always look forward to Business Compliance , and specifically to the Round Table discussions, where I have had the pleasure and honor of being a prior contributor. This quarter brings another compelling array... Read More

Haas School Training for Compliance and Ethics Leadership
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 by Thomas Fox

There are a myriad of compliance and ethics conferences across the country each year. I regularly attend and speak at some of these. There are also more regular webinar and local events which may focus on specific topics or themes. However, there are... Read More

Trip to Annapolis and Teaching Leadership
Posted on 27 May 2014 by Thomas Fox

Monday was Memorial Day and is the day wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May . The first recorded Memorial was held on May 1,... Read More

Channeling Yogi Berra to Find Smart Risk in Compliance
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Thomas Fox

Yogi Berra died yesterday. In addition to being one of the greatest catchers in baseball, he was a 3-time Most Valuable Player (MVP), a 15-time All Star, a Hall of Famer and member of the All-Century Team, a player on 10 World Series champions and Manager... Read More

How to Build a Culture of Ethics and Compliance: the Greatest Article Ever – Part III
Posted on 11 Sep 2013 by Thomas Fox

Today I conclude my exploration of the article in the summer 2013 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review, entitled “ Designing Trustworthy Organizations ”, by the quartet of authors: Robert F. Hurley, Nicole Gillespie, Donald L. Ferrin and... Read More

Gettysburg Day 3 – Failure of QA/QC and the Evolution of Your Compliance Program
Posted on 4 Jul 2014 by Thomas Fox

Thursday was the 151 st anniversary of Day 3 of the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year I focused on Pickett’s Charge and lessons that a compliance practitioner might draw from it. This year I want to look at the Confederate artillery bombardment, which... Read More

Gettysburg Day 2 – A Failure of Culture in Leadership and How to Overcome It
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by Thomas Fox

Today is the 151 st anniversary of Day 2 of the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year I focused on Union General Dan Sickles and how is disobeying of his commanding officer’s order, destroyed his brigade and ended his military career. Today, I want to... Read More

How a Failure to Set Tone-at-the-Top Led to a Fractured Vertebra
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Thomas Fox

What does ‘Tone-at-the-Top’ mean to any anti-bribery or anti-corruption program? Conversely, what if management says to do the right thing but only judges employees on their sales; what is the message that only ‘Talking The Talk’... Read More