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Entries in Richard Bistrong (90)

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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Tuesday
Nov212017

Richard Bistrong: The FCPA helps define our role as global corporate citizens

In December 2015, I wrote about spending two Thanksgivings in federal prison. Even now, after being out of prison for twice the time I spent there, I know I'll never forget the separation from friends and loved ones. 

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Friday
Nov102017

Event: ICC International Integrity & Anti-Corruption Conference (December 8)

The International Chamber of Commerce is hosting its International Integrity & Anti-Corruption Conference on Friday, December 8 at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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Wednesday
Oct252017

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 an existing on-line anti-bribery compliance training.

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Thursday
Aug032017

Frances McLeod: Yes, you really can (and should) audit culture

In a popular post last month for the FCPA Blog that stirred lots of discussion, Frances McLeod made the case why companies should audit culture change as part of their compliance programs.

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Tuesday
Jul252017

Richard Bistrong: Good performance can hide destructive behavior

The New York Times published a harrowing story this month by Eilene Zimmerman about her ex-husband's death from a drug overdose. He was a partner at Wilson Sonsini in Silicon Valley, practicing IP law.

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