Monthly Archives: March 2015

Decision Making Lessons From Mrs. Clinton’s Mistakes

Sometimes decisions that you don’t think are all that important at the time you make them have a way of coming back to bite you. Just ask Hillary Clinton. My guess is that when she became Secretary of State, and … Continue reading

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The Cost Accounting Of Corporate Social Responsibility

Companies would like us to believe that when they behave in a socially responsible manner they do so because it is the right thing to do. They hope we don’t pull back the curtain to find an accounting wizard sitting … Continue reading

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Ferguson Police Racial Bias And Lessons About Tone At The Top

The scathing Department of Justice Report last week on racism in the Ferguson Missouri police department underscores the importance of tone at the top. In the wake of officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of unarmed eighteen year-old Michael Brown, and the … Continue reading

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Sunny Forecast For ARCP; Storm Warning For Ex-Boss Schorsch

This week American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) revealed in filings with the SEC that it has completed its internal investigation into an accounting scandal at the company. The good news: the firm’s underlying real estate portfolio, once valued at $30 … Continue reading

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