Refugees are, by definition, desperate, and bring with them ALL of the survival skills necessary for desparate families and communities when coming to unwelcoming lands. Many of those survival skills are criminal in nature – but necessary for survival when confronted with unwilling and unfriendly “first world” countries.
I‘ve picked up several readers of this site that are based in Algeria and North Africa and Algeria specifically. First, let me say thank you. I have written an eBook titled “New Tools for Fighting Corruption in Organizations.” I’d like to offer it for free to my Algerian and North African Corruption Fighters. Please send […]
There is a battle happening in Traditional and Social Media right now. A battle for your mind. The battles attempt to define the reality of what is happening in Gaza and in Ukraine. Victory will go to the side that successfully convinces us what to believe is the “truth” in these countries. This same […]
One way or another, most of us work in anti-corruption. As part of law enforcement, as government employees, as members of the private sector, community groups and even in families – at one time or another, almost all of us are involved in trying to make things better. My own journey in anti-corruption is not […]
Punishment as a Behavior Modifier If you read this blog, you know that I focus heavily on prevention of corruption and decay of organizations over investigation and prosecution. I believe that investigation and prosecution are critically important, but are fundamentally incomplete as anti-corruption tools. We understand this from our everyday experience. Let’s take the traffic […]
“You give me the 30% of the deal, and I’ll make sure our government partners get their share.” Excuse me? You’ll do what? If you work internationally, you will invariably find that people don’t understand the FCPA, and don’t understand what they are asking. I’ve heard it for matters as small as a “cup of […]
The Highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy’s plan. Sun Tzu The key idea in corruption prevention is . . . prevention. To stop something from happening before it can occur. Indeed, prevention is the heart of “anti-corruption.” This is discussed further in Gradients of Anti-Corruption and is depicted in the graphic above. […]