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.
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]
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]
The last several months’ impeachment trials and the media furor it generated has focused a spotlight on whistleblowing and raised much-needed awareness on this issue. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 have provisions that were intended to prevent businesses from firing or demoting employees who reported fraudulent behavior to authorities…. [Read More]
Journalist Tom Mueller’s most recent book, Crisis of Conscience, Whistleblowing In An Age of Fraud, was the focus of a recent McCuistion TV program on KERA, PBS Dallas. Dr. Mueller and Marianne Jennings, JD, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University and author of The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse, joined hosts Jim Falk and Dennis McCuistion to talk… [Read More]
The last of my Ireland speaking adventures culminated at the National University of Ireland at Galway (NUI Galway), speaking to both students and alumni of their Executive MBA Masterclass on November 22nd and to their graduate students, faculty and alumni on November 25th, sponsored by the Whitaker Institute. NUI Galway is consistently ranked in the… [Read More]
Whistleblowing and the fraud that it uncovers is a hotly debated topic today. Yet its roots go back centuries. Whistleblowing is one of the most powerful enforcing mechanisms we have and one of the most powerful tools of enforcement that the Justice Department has today. As a guest on the McCuistion TV Program recently I was… [Read More]
The Siscriscom Network broadcasts TV programs internationally through its affiliated TV stations, cable and satellite networks, as well as through syndications. A featured prime time program is La Verdad Internacional, a weekly syndicated international affairs show that is broadcast throughout South America, many cities in the U.S. and now Africa. Their mission is to educate… [Read More]
A new report from the Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) panel, convened by the FAA in April following two fatal crashes in less than five months involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8, said the plane’s new flight control system, called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) was not evaluated in concert with other systems. MCAS has been implicated… [Read More]