RULE 46

Know the legalities of your industry

Is your company breaking any laws? Are you breaking any laws? Do you know the legalities of your industry?

I once worked for an organization which was, initially, remarkably above board. They prided themselves on being a standard setter, a new thing in the industry. After a few years, they suddenly changed direction and lost the Jekyll to gain the Hyde. It was quite bizarre and I couldn’t see why it happened. Senior board members hadn’t changed that much and circumstances didn’t seem to demand it – we weren’t fighting for our lives here. But suddenly laws were being broken – and I do mean laws. Suddenly I found myself working for a crooked and corrupt company. What to do? I turned a blind eye for ...

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