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October 2012

Global corporate fraud declines; insider fraud rise

Persistent Problems of Corporate Fraud Going Global A fraud study released by Kroll Advisory Solutions gives pause to the rising trend of insider fraud. While overall corporate fraud seems to be declining, the percentage of fraud committed by insiders is growing. Here are some of the major findings of the... Read more →

Fraud on Broadway

“Rebecca: The Musical”: A Stranger than Fiction Fraud You can’t write stuff as bizarre as this real-life tale of how a Broadway musical in production was forced to close down before it even started because of the promise of investors that never existed. Previews were to start at the Broadhurst... Read more →

Are you an Ethical Person?

How to Self-Assess Ethical Behavior People ask me all the time whether ethics can be taught. My answer always is that it can although the listener may not learn the lesson. The reason is true ethical behavior comes from within – a desire to do the right thing; to act... Read more →

The End of Men and the Rise of Women -- in the Workplace?

Leadership Style Differences and Ethics in the Workplace I just finished reading the controversial book The End of Men and the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin. Her thesis is women are no longer behind men; “they have pulled decisively ahead by almost every measure.” Rosin’s main focus is on... Read more →

Words of Wisdom for Corporate America

Fraud, Fiduciary Responsibilities, Outsourcing and Other Random Thoughts for Corporate America On September 25, 2012, Olympus Corporation’s former Chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa pleaded guilty to covering up $1.7 billion in losses at the Japanese camera maker in an accounting fraud case that sparked criticism of ineffective corporate governance in Japan. “The... Read more →