I spoke recently at the new Dallas campus of Texas A&M Commerce University to their graduate and undergraduate business students and alumni, with many others, including some Texas A&M financial planning students, attending virtually via zoom. Professor Jared Pickens, the organizer of the event, asked me to speak on “Ethics in the Last and Next… [Read More]
I was honored to speak to Stephen Arbogast’s “Resisting Corporate Corruption” class and discuss why it is important for students to learn ethics and how to identify corruption early.
People are hoping that the Theranos case means that the DOJ will finally start prosecuting high-tech fraud, but many folks don’t think that this will necessarily mean that the DOJ has developed a spine for this industry. As the NYT writers pointed out, executives are rarely charged with fraud, and even less often convicted.
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.
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]
All great trips eventually come to an end, and my whirlwind speaking tour in Ireland has. It was an honor to present to some of the most esteemed organizations in Ireland, Transparency International, the Institute of Banking, the National University of Ireland Galway and Business Matters radio. South East Radio’s Business Matters is a weekly business… [Read More]
Ireland continued to be a unique learning experience with my participating with some of the most esteemed organizations in the country. Throughout I was impressed with the emphasis each had regarding ethics in the banking culture and it was an honor to address these groups who are so focused on stamping out corruption in both… [Read More]
What makes for an ethical leader? The formula is not complex. [bctt tweet=”An ethical leader consistently does what is right, even if it presents a challenge.” username=”RichardMBowen”] It’s not about being ethical in public and not in private. It’s not about valuing profit or celebrity above people. It’s not about taking advantage of your prominence… [Read More]
Ross Perot was a legend. The eccentric Texan billionaire, lived a colorful and adventurous life, founding major companies and twice running for president as an independent. Mr. Perot handily passed the ethics test with flying colors, deliberately choosing to take a stand and doing the right thing. He knew ethics is good business and his… [Read More]