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All posts by Thomas Fox

Tom Fox: Compliance is there to reinforce culture

In his most recent book Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman cited for the following definition of culture:

It is the “pattern of responses discovered, develop or invented during the group’s history of handling problems which arise from the interaction of its member, and between them and their environment.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox: How to avoid those supply chain blues

At one time there was nothing more Texan than Blue Bell ice cream. Unfortunately, that was before the company nearly went under from a scandal involving listeria-tainted ice cream which caused the death of multiple consumers back in April 2015.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox on United: SEC uses new tool to fight domestic corruption

One of the most interesting non-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions was announced Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

It involved a clear quid pro quo benefit paid by United Airlines to David Samson, the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the government entity with authority over United Airlines’ operations at the company’s east coast hub at Newark, New Jersey.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox: Things are getting strange at Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto’s Alan DaviesThe Rio Tinto imbroglio around its mining concession in Guinea continues to become stranger and stranger.

One might think that a $10.5 million payment for a third-party consultant to assist in obtaining a lost mining concession in the notoriously corrupt West Africa country of Guinea, approved at the highest level of the company is unusual enough.… Continue Reading