The Ethical Imperative of the Hour is Physical Distancing

…Also, the “hour” will probably last more than 60 minutes… As the number of reported infections and deaths from the pandemic grow also in Turkey, people are facing a situation that disrupts their usual lifestyle and coping mechanisms much more deeply and thoroughly than any other crisis they have experienced before. As the Turkish Health […]

What Compliance can learn from the Coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus pandemic (even though the WHO cannot yet bring itself to call it so) keeps developing very dynamically worldwide, we see that in a crisis where people’s, yes entire populations‘ health and ultimately also some people’s lives at stake, the impact on stock markets exceeds the „usual“ risks that organizations face and […]

Loqui argentum, audire aurum

(This post contains a fair amount of irony. And some school Latin.) Why is it that management does not implement the corrective actions in our audit reports? writes an Internal Audit VP in a post on LinkedIn. Yes, why in fact is management so dumb not to properly value and apply the words of wisdom […]

Culture, Compliance … and Turkey – Part 2

Orientation This post is the second in a series of posts on effective Ethics & Compliance in the context of Turkish culture. In the first part, I looked at the motivation for this analysis, and the cultural profile of Turkey in the Hofstede 6D model. In this second part, I will summarize the current requirements […]

The power of envisioning your goals

Originally written 8 May 2018, updated 17 December 2019 In a spring cleaning in 2018 I found an old diary of mine with entries from 2005 and then again from 2008. Back then in May 2008, almost 10 years before to the day, I had taken stock of my life up to that point of […]