Bethany McLean: A Journalist's Perspective on Business Gone Wrong and What it Takes to Get it Right [Video]

By Brett Beasley

Bethany McLean has had a front row seat to the last few decades' biggest business debacles. After breaking the story of fraud at Enron, she has gone on to write books about the financial crisis, the housing crisis, and trouble in the oil industry. For all that, McLean is optimistic about the potential of business done right. In this video interview, McLean shares her insights on spotting fraudsters, avoiding short-termism, the difference between rules and principles, and the effect of social media on business transparency.

Are fraudsters simply "bad apples"?

What stands in the way of business done right?

Rules vs. Principles

Has social media made businesses more transparent?

Related Content

Will meaningful work make your employees moral?

Will meaningful work make your employees moral?

The "Great Resignation" is here: Employees are leaving their jobs in droves to find work that aligns with their passions. Organizations stand to benefit from this trend—but only if leaders appreciate the potential (and the pitfalls) of meaningful work.