Category: Off Topic

Back to Compliance

After two weeks out of the office, I’m back to compliance. It’s not that compliance stops if it’s embedded in firm culture and operations. It also means that the work does not stop while you’re out of the office. I enjoyed two weeks in the midwest and mountains. It included a trip to Yellowstone. I

Eclipse Watching

In case you unaware, the sun is being blotting out by the moon across all of the United States today. I happen to have traveled to my in-laws who live right in the path of totality. I think this astronomical phenomenon is far more interesting than any compliance story I could read or write about.

Happy Patriots’ Day

And the shot heard ’round the world Was the start of the Revolution. The Minute Men were ready, on the move. Take your powder, and take your gun. Report to General Washington. – Schoolhouse Rock! Patriots’ Day is a celebration of the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolutionary

Compliance Failure at the Oscars

PwC had a public failure last night, in the worst possible way, during the Oscars telecast. After running nearly 45 minutes over schedule, the final remaining award was for best picture. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were on stage with a red envelope. The duo was presenting the best picture award in celebration of the 50th


It’s tough thinking about compliance this morning after staying up to watch the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history by one of the greatest quarterbacks, orchestrated by one of the greatest coaches. I reflect back humbly. I grew up with the red-uniformed Patsies. I remember the 1 and 2 win seasons. I remember the years

Happy Holidays from Compliance Building

I hope you are having a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family during this last week of 2016. Doug    

What Now? Trump Presidency and Compliance

While votes are still being counted, it’s clear that the Clinton Firewall in Michigan and Wisconsin did not hold. Get used to saying “President Trump.” The other story is that Republicans held the Senate, leaving Congress in the hands of the Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. That means some aspect of the Republican platform will


An election cycle that has been dragging on for ever is almost over. If you have not yet voted, be an informed voter. I urge to look at the issues. Try using to see which candidate best aligns with your positions on the issues. Then line up and cast your vote. I took advantage