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Happy Thanksgiving

That means an extra long weekend for me. In Boston, the big traffic rush was on Tuesday night to avoid the traffic on Wednesday. I think most people have a half day on Wednesday or the day off. I hope you get to enjoy a long weekend before the push for year-end. I’m going for […]

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Thank You To All Who Have Served And Are Serving.

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I Ask For Your Money

Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity. I’m riding the 2015 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for the Dana-Farber […]

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Norman Leventhal

Norman Leventhal, the founder of my firm, passed away this weekend. Norman had a tremendous influence on Boston. His legacy will be with us for generations. He developed or re-develeped some of Greater Boston’s best-known landmarks: Rowes Wharf, Center Plaza, the Hotel Meridien, 75 State Street, and South Station. He formed the Norman B. Leventhal […]

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April 1

A reminder to look at your calendar before trusting the news or a strange situation today. For fun, try Google Maps and look for the Pac-Man option. For shopping, try to figure which new item at ThinkGeek is real (if any)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s going to be a long day, with this next door to my office. (And by “long day”, I mean having to listen to bands and riotous crowds during the day while trying to get work done, and the unpleasant aftermath tonight and in the morning on my doorstep.)

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Looking for Signs

Compliance is all about looking for signs. You want signs that employees understand the rules. You want signs that mistakes are being spotted and fixed before they become bigger problems. You want signs that big problems are being smartly corrected. Those signs take many forms. You can monitor hotline calls. You can have employees repeatedly […]

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Compliance and the Super Bowl

As a long time Patriots fan, it’s a great morning. But the Patriots and the NFL were not without compliance failures. Clearly, something went wrong with the Patriots’ footballs in the Indianapolis game. I keep hearing conflicting reports and the investigation is not complete so it’s hard for me to draw any conclusions. But the […]

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Compliance Brought to You by Juno

The Massachusetts Governor declared a travel ban and public transportation has been stopped. That definitely makes it a stay-at-home day for me. I’ll be out shoveling instead of writing about compliance today.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It’s the third Monday of January, so that means a day off to celebrate the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating the federal holiday to honor King in 1983. How to celebrate?

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