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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Terri Barr Business 101 March 2, 2009 Ernest Almonte Summary Ernest Almonte is the Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and Auditor General for the state of Rhode Island. He has four core values that he instills in his daily work profession: integrity, reliability, independence, and accountability. Almonte said that without integrity, his words would be useless. This relates to many of our class discussions when we study cases that focus on business ethics. Almonte began his speech by talking about our country's current economic crisis. It began awhile ago with subprime prices; however, the United States bounced back. We are in what Almonte calls a "free fall" and once we hit the ground then we can start our recovery (estimated to be in the first or second quarter of 2010). Almonte said as we work our way to very good we will encounter some rough patches. When he explained this, it reminded me a lot of the cases we read for class. An example would be the Malden Mills case where it took a long a lot of the cases we read for class....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course BUS 101 taught by Professor Rollins during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.
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