Monthly Archives: September 2017

“On Time” Does Not Mean the Same Thing for All Airlines, Until Now

United, Delta, and American appear to have remarkable records for on-time performance, ranking right up there in the 80% range, on average. Meanwhile, JetBlue and Southwest have numbers dipping down into the 60% range. Is there really that much difference … Continue reading

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The Havoc Pajama Boys Wreak

NOTE: This piece was submitted for publication at a national outlet on September 4 — no response. So, posting the piece here. Just wanted to note that many articles on this very issue began to appear during the last few … Continue reading

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In the This-Can’t-Be-Good-News-Department . . . Barclays’ Senior Compliance Officer Leaves

There is a continuing investigation into Barclays CEO James E. (Jes) Staley’s attempts to unmask a whistleblower who was critical of Mr. Staley’s hiring of longtime associate at his former bank (JP Morgan) for a top position at the bank. … Continue reading

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“The company is not criminal as a whole. Parts of the company engaged in criminal behavior.”

Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Muller, in an interview with William Boston of the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Boston’s reporting on the VW scandal has been stellar. Let’s contrast with the initial statements by then CEO Martin Winterkorn when the emissions falsification … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Use Whilst Driving: Scary Survey

A group called “Student Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)” joined with Liberty Mutual Insurance to conduct a survey of what high school student do whilst driving. Here are the percentages who admit to using apps on their phones when behind the … Continue reading

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Why Do People Put This Stuff in Texts and E-Mails?

Here’s a safety tip: Just assume when you tweet, e-mail, chap snat, tumble, gram your instant, and anything else in cyberspace that folks will see it, resend it, and/or have it become the central focus of a presidential campaign or … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo: Wanted: A Little Leadership and Some Knowledge About Culture

Let’s recap. Wells Fargo has experienced the following events in the past 12 months: In September 2016, it uncovered 2.1 fake or unauthorized account set up by employees pursuant to a sales goal program (account reps were using fictitious names, … Continue reading

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