Your on-line activity: The emperor has no clothes

Your on-line activity: The emperor has no clothes

A story is told of an Emperor who allowed himself to be dressed in the finest suite of new clothes, which he had been told “had the special capability that it was invisible to anyone who was either stupid or not fit for his position.”  In his special suite, he held a procession through town, never admitting that he was too unfit and stupid to see what he was wearing. He was afraid that people would think that he was stupid.  The story goes on that “all the townspeople wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor, afraid to admit […] Read more

Accounting crime and fraud challenges

Accounting crime and fraud challenges

When I was in prison, visiting, an inmate came right after my presentation and said “Mustapha I really appreciate your talk on in-mate reformation. But how do you advise someone like me serving a jail term for a crime I never committed?” This was my first face to face with a victim of fraud, 10 years ago. Then an Accounts Officer at a local NGO, the victim was serving a jail term for misappropriation of petty cash. He was a young accountant on his first job. He explained to me that he had been requested by his supervisor, the Finance […] Read more