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Are You Making Compliance Harder Than You Need To?

Sometimes the answer is not another spreadsheet

One of the smarter people I have worked with always had an ace up his sleeve. Some aces were purely professional, while others seemed like party tricks – but the latter were surprisingly effective. He always knew, for example, what people took in their coffee. It turned out that the [...]

Audits gone bad can be pretty spectacular

They can also be rather instructive

A friend and I once went to one of our firm’s locations only to find that it was “unavailable” due to an audit. The auditors, visibly annoyed and sharpening their fine-toothed combs, were awaiting the arrival of their boss – summoned by one of our colleagues. He had called the head [...]

Helping Your Staff Resist Corruption

How do you ensure compliance?

There are a several fundamental choices to make before entering markets where corruption is endemic. Will you pay or won’t you? How closely will you watch your staff to make sure it doesn’t happen? What losses are you willing to accept as a result of not paying?

Companies that have answered these questions [...]