How I Rationalized Corruption

business_ethics_highlights_2Here’s a short clip (about 3 minutes) of Richard Bistrong (convicted of violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) explaining the thought process that led him into trouble.

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LINK: How I Rationalized My Corrupt Behaviour

…for me, at that point in time, the compliance message, me signing that FCPA paperwork — let’s call that a spoken message, the spoken message of don’t violate the FCPA. The unspoken message — which was a, if we can say this, was a LOUD unspoken message — was a very aggressive set of commercial objectives, of incentives…


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