These three men were walking through Times Square a couple nights ago. They were coming from an awards ceremony.
“We didn’t win,” they said, laughingly. “This is a losers’ walk.”
“Well what were you nominated for?” I asked.
They pulled out the program, and showed me their category: “Best Overall Governance, Compliance, and Ethics Program for a Large Cap Company.” They’d been nominated for their work with Marriott International.
“Sounds boring,” they said, “but we’re proud of our program.”
IN OTHER NEWS, I’M PROUD TO PRESENT THE 2013 HONY AWARD FOR BEST OVERALL GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE, AND ETHICS PROGRAM FOR A LARGE CAP COMPANY TO MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL. CONGRATS GUYS! KEEP UP THE GREAT COMPLIANCE!