Cave studiosum

“Crimes often return to their teacher.”

-Seneca, Thyestes, 311

“Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return / To plague th’inventor.”

-Shakespeare, Macbeth


The ethics & compliance professional would do well never to recommend an illegal or unethical course. Evidently.

She would do well also never to look the other way when such a course is taken. Doing so allows the perpetrator to blackmail her later on – or worse.

And perhaps she should avoid any employer who seems only to tolerate her advice, lest she is willing to suffer a fate akin to Seneca’s at the hands of Nero.

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