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Entries in Richard Bistrong (95)

Tuesday
Aug282018

Richard Bistrong: Can we teach ‘normal’ employees not to cheat?

The FCPA Blog recently asked, Why do normal employees violate the FCPA? As a sales executive who formerly considered himself to be one of those "normal" employees, that's a question I've struggled to answer.

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Tuesday
Aug142018

Award-winning Mastercard compliance training film now available

Mastercard took compliance training to a new level when they engaged a production company to depict chapters of my FCPA violations, eventual guilty plea, and sentencing to fourteen and a half months in prison.

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Tuesday
Jun262018

Richard Bistrong: For compliance, questions have more power than demands

How do compliance officers get to know what they don’t know, especially in places where values are challenged, where local practices conflict with the rules, and where the line between what’s a permissible activity and what’s a violation can look blurry?

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Monday
Jun252018

Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

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Wednesday
Jun202018

Roy B. Cohn: Compliance training video wins top media awards

The innovative training video that I produced with Richard Bistrong and Mastercard has won three top awards, recognizing production quality and excellence in storytelling.

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Monday
Apr232018

Resource Alert: Mastercard training video now available to everyone

Companies often ask me to record video for internal training. They want real-world stories of corruption and commerce which they can embed into existing on-line anti-bribery compliance training.

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Monday
Mar262018

Richard Bistrong: Put your faith in the brand, not the bribe

I conspired to bribe a Dutch police officer to win a pepper spray contract. Yet the formula of spray I was selling was world class, with an exemplary health and safety record.

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Wednesday
Feb212018

Richard Bistrong: Who’s gaming your compliance program? 

Instead of completing compliance training modules on their own, three Credit Suisse bankers had their administrative assistants do the work for them.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

John Bray: Agents use sunk-cost psychology to encourage bribery

Almost all major international bribery cases involve third parties, typically commercial agents who pass on part of their commissions to government officials as bribes. As demonstrated by Richard Bistrong’s recent post, the relationship between these agents and their international clients is often psychologically complex. Richard was blackmailed by people he thought were his friends.

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Monday
Feb122018

Resource Alert: Mastercard training video now available to everyone

Companies often ask me to record video for internal training. They want real-world stories of corruption and commerce which they can embed into existing on-line anti-bribery compliance training.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

Richard Bistrong: My friend, the agent, blackmailed me

This week I'm traveling to the Middle East for the first time in ten years. It’s a welcome return to a region where I spent a lot of time, and where I enjoyed dealing with agents and end users. Those agents were hard working, sophisticated in their knowledge of the market, and overall uniformly polite.

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Wednesday
Jan032018

Richard Bistrong: Would I hurt others to help myself?

Brunhilde Pomsel, from A German LifeAt the Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, one of New York's last remaining arthouse movie theaters, I went to a screening over the holidays of A German Life. It was a brutal experience.

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