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|May 21, 2015|No Comments

We all like to think we’d act quickly and effectively to stop ongoing, illegal, dangerous, or unethical acts once we had notice or a whiff of knowledge of improper behavior. That’s one reason why the apparent inaction of many in the face of allegedly cruel, sadistic, and criminal conduct at Penn State is so shocking. That could not be me, we say. I know I’d have behaved differently. That was …

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|October 16, 2014|No Comments

ebola virusOne patient has died.  Two healthcare providers have been infected with the ebola virus in Texas.  It’s too early to know for sure what happened, but somewhere there is a “learning” issue that needs attention. Last night, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced that it had given its staff mandatory training and that it had a heavy commitment to safety. No doubt that safety and proper procedure are urgent concerns at

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|October 7, 2014|No Comments

On a visit last month to the Northwest Montana Fair in Kalispell, I stood in the horse barn watching a teenage girl attempt to pull her mare into a stall.

With sweat forming across her forehead and her feet sliding across the straw-covered boards of the barn, she pulled hard on the lead. The mare wouldn’t budge.  The more she strained, the more resistant her horse became.  Standing six feet

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|August 4, 2014|3 Comments

On July 30th, the Wall Street Journal reported the following on a recent meeting of the New York Fed:

“Thomas Baxter, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York Fed, stressed at the outset of his remarks that he was only speaking for himself, but he pointedly critiqued company culture, saying that if a firm’s values don’t support the rules used to guide employee behavior, the organization ‘is

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|May 7, 2014|No Comments

Last week I was in Manila working with colleagues from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, India, and China.  I am back home now, researching recipes for adobo and holding in my hand the most beautiful pistachio-colored, South Sea pearl I have ever seen. All in all, a terrific experience both personally and professionally, and certainly one difficult to summarize in a few words.  Still, a few of takeaways, this …

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