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Compliance

Compliance Is Not Leadership

John Friedman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
John Friedman

It does not qualify as leadership when an organization is satisfied at being among the best (or is the best) at meeting the minimum standards. Relying on the failure or malfeasance of others in your space is not a valid business model.

Should Companies Obey the Law If Breaking It Is More Profitable?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Indeed, if (in the sagacious words of Spiderman: The Movie) "with great power comes great responsibility," then the unprecedented power of today's large corporations places on them corresponding responsibilities to people affected by their actions.

When Good People Behave Badly

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

The psychology of fraud shares a lot in common with the psychology underlying another of society's most pressing ills... the combover.

On Social Media, State Department Stands Alone

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If the hyper-classified CIA recognizes the need for an internal review of its pre-clearance process, why doesn't the State Department? If the military can co-exist without pre-clearance restraints on blogs, why can't State?

SXSW Flashback/NYC Premiere Tonight: Guy Maddin on Obsession and Movie-Making as Aversion Therapy (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I think it's important to live in the past and the present simultaneously -- it's what makes us what we are. We all do anyway, might as well admit it and embrace it.

Why Don't You Speak Up?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All this time Charlie was certain that if he spoke up for himself, things would get worse. Instead, he discovered that Esther was very open to hearing his feelings and experience when it was in the moment.

Three Questions to Get Your Government Relations Job Done -- and Get Ahead

Christopher Mondini | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Christopher Mondini

So you are still settling into your new role: Global Public Policy Director at a dynamic internet company -- a company intent on providing services to...

You, Your Data and Its Data Center

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

We are creating content -- be it data, audio or video -- and we are using an ever-increasing number of applications.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post. ...

Compliance and Social Media: Friends or Foes?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

It is increasingly frustrating for innovators to get social media tools past hyper-risk-adverse compliance specialists.

Are Obama's Disarmament Initiatives Just a Cover for the Nuclear-Industrial Complex?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Many of us hoped for more from the Nuclear Posture Review. Still, as with the new START treaty, it may not be transformational, but it is transitional.

Goldman Sachs in Troubled Waters

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Wall Street has long forgotten how to spell "ethical" or "good," and replaced it with "compliant" and "legal." The time has come to explain to investment banks what their responsibility and accountability are.

Why Don't Patients Take Their Meds?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

A good chunk of those beautifully printed, fully legible prescriptions never make it to the drug store to be converted into actual pills.

What's It Feel Like to Be Well and Promptly Globally-Struck?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

What good is disarmament when what replaces nuclear weapons doles out a quality of death that's at last as nightmarish as from a nuclear attack? Our overarching mission is clear.

Time to Change Ronald Reagan's 'Trust, But Verify' to 'Verify, But Trust'?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Has the time come to reverse Reagan's saying and declare "Verify, but trust"? Even David Kay, who led inspections in Iraq, believes that for a weapons-inspection program to work, "a prerequisite is trust."

Banks: KYC is Killing Your Customers

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

In my discussions with bankers about innovation, I often hear them tell me that perhaps in other industries innovation could be achieved, but due to h...

Insider Trading: How is a Secret Best Kept?

Mary Shannon Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Shannon Little

How can any company keep information known to dozens, maybe hundreds, of corporate executives, lawyers, bankers and accountants confidential?

When Is a Lawyer Not a Lawyer? When She Acts

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Luce

Making a career in acting is a challenging prospect. What makes Anouk Dutruit's ambitions even more invigorating is her other career. By day and international lawyer, by night an actor.

Green Business and "Compliance"...The Government is the Least of Your Worries...

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Most execs certainly see the need to do more than what the government is asking. And many forces are coming to bear on companies, making green a profitable (not optional) path.