While our stories come from different industries, both situations involve manipulating people. All the similarities between our stories come down to one: Powerful people exploited those who lacked power in order to increase personal gain.
I have just learned that the documentary, The Con, a five-part investigative docuseries revealing massive frauds committed by large banks which led to the Great Financial Crisis, is being released through multiple channels… Apple TV, Amazon, Xbox, Vimeo, and Comcast On Demand.
One of the real joys of the holiday season is to say thank you and wish you the very best of health, prosperity, happiness and success for the new year. Richard
It has certainly been a most unusual year full of new challenges, educational opportunities and change. Learning to teach in the virtual environment solidified the importance of body language and personal interaction with a class. And getting back to the traditional classroom, even with the few students physically coming to class with the rest participating… [Read More]
These are very challenging times. As we all negotiate through the Covid-19 crisis I hope you and yours are safe and healthy. You are probably deluged with continuous crisis news and health and safety issues, and so I have decided to pause the weekly posts my team and I send you. I am focusing more… [Read More]
In our lifetimes we have not experienced any event that has impacted so many of us in so many different ways as Covid-19. We are dealing with a deadly virus affecting hundreds of thousands all over the world, as well as a potentially devastating worldwide recession. The Covid-19 crisis is calling on us all to… [Read More]
Ever notice how life happens while we’re making other plans? There is no doubt we are living in a dangerous, uncertain world. We may think we have it all together and then along comes Covid-19, which represents a crisis we could not have anticipated. The result, a world in turmoil, in fear and desperation. In… [Read More]
Making ethical decisions and conducting business in an ethical way is a key component to future profitability and a litmus test for keeping productive, committed employees. Yet to date too many companies do not operate from this foundation. Ken Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale in their bestselling book, The Power of Ethical Management, advocate asking… [Read More]
Imagine a school assembly in Anywhere, USA. The announcer takes the stage and with great fanfare says, “Attention, teachers, students, parents and welcomed guests, we are honored to present this year’s anti-corruption award to our very own anti-corruption hero… and this year’s recipient is …!” Now at the moment, this is not an award that… [Read More]
Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at age 19 to start a new career. She founded Theranos, which was a privately held health technology corporation initially touted as a breakthrough technology company in the blood-testing market. The money and glory were huge. In a few short years, Ms. Holmes grew the company to a valuation of $9 billion. Ms…. [Read More]