What do Uber’s recent troubles tell us about the importance of values? Lots, says Stephen L. Blue. “If you’re a CEO, don’t wait until an Uber-like disaster strikes before you do a values check-up,” he writes. “By that I mean values that serve your employees, customers, community, and shareholders equally. Values that form what I call a ‘culture by design, not default.'”Full Story»
President Trump in January issued an order weakening Obama-era ethics policies, allowing lobbyists to work at agencies they had sought to influence. The Trump order did limit what lobbyists could do once they entered government, banning them from directly handling issues on which they had lobbied. But the administration may not be even following that.
If you measure President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest by the amount of money at stake, or the variety of dicey interactions with government regulators, one dwarfs any other: his relationship with Deutsche Bank. Because the president has not sold his company, the bank remains a central arena for potential conflicts between his family’s business interests and the actions of officials in his administration.
By meeting with the CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer, which are seeking to merge, as well as the head of AT&T, which is trying to merge with Time Warner, Trump has violated decades of White House practice by injecting himself directly into mergers awaiting Justice Department review.
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