John is the author of "Embracing the Abyss": a true story of unknowingly becoming part of a fraud scandal, receiving a presidential pardon, and being surprised by a spiritual awakening.
About - Embracing The Abyss. During a strikingly similar backdrop to today’s financial environment of government intervention and bailouts, this is a true story of avarice and well masked schemes that demanded exceptional growth of a small west Texas Savings and Loan to conceal the fraud and looting by those at the very top.
Told by John Smith, CPA insider, who was not part of the conspiracy and fraud, but nevertheless included in the government’s $540 million dollar lawsuit as well as multiple criminal charges filed against the S&L’s top officers. During the onslaught of legal actions, John came to realize the extent of wrongdoing that had occurred, learning that he too had been one of the many deceived by the Chairman and the CEO.
Loyal, conscientious and constantly pursuing perfection, John suddenly found himself embroiled in the struggle of reconciling his inner worth with the overwhelming events of criminality now imposed upon him. Welcome - Embracing The Abyss. Contact - Embracing The Abyss. Financial Fraud Deja Vu. It’s surprising to find that most people really don’t understand what fraud is.
Sure, they hear about it, usually on a grand scale, but they don’t understand what really happens and the devastating effect it has on people, companies and economies. My discussion of the 57 varieties of fraud is eye opening and thought provoking; this is not your usual speech about ethics. Looking for where fraud is most likely to occur is a key discussion — knowing where fraud is likely to occur can be the first step in learning how to avoid it. It’s time we start publicly talking about fraud; what it is and what it does.
Knowing and understanding white collar fraud helps employers, workers, students and teachers come to the realization that fraud will most certainly happen again. Embracing the Abyss: A true story of unknowingly becoming part of a fraud scandal, receiving a presidential pardon, and being surprised by a spiritual awakening eBook: John Smith: Kindle Store. Meet John Smith – Ethics Speaker. A Financial Executive – CPA turned Ethics & Integrity Speaker, author of Embracing the Abyss (2017): The true story of unknowingly becoming part of a fraud scandal, receiving a Presidential Pardon, and being surprised by a spiritual awakening.
John tells a gripping story of the consequences of (un)ethical behavior and overcoming adversity. The Spoken Word – Ethics Speaker. The Spoken Word “Thump” it went, then again….. a thought bouncing around inside my cranial shell; wondering if it should take flight and become something spoken, something important or simply remain unheard– confined to the self imposed restrictions of my silent awareness.
Not yet to be shared in the spoken universe, lacking a basic confidence and a fear of acceptance, I find solace that someday soon it will gravitate to the stage of being heard, becoming part of the world, of others’ processes of thinking, knowing and doing. Find the geometrical plane in which to think and explore……..as though I am, as though you are, as though we are, so that speaking what is on our minds becomes easy, then easier, then plentiful, and acceptable. Professional Speaker – Ethics Speaker. Overcoming Adversity John's story of perseverance and integrity is for all types and sizes of audiences from keynotes, to seminars, to conventions.
His personal message of overcoming adversity is sought by corporations, government agencies, universities, colleges and professional associations. John is a professional speaker, who will help you keep and preserve your dignity. Presentations John's narrative creates a focus for audiences on the challenges to integrity. The ability to stand in truth, to persevere, to encourage and motivate others has always resided in each and every one of us. Notable Outcomes Those who attend will gain a new perspective on integrity based leadership; learning that there is a navigable road to consciousness and that the combination of perseverance and integrity produce unstoppable results in making right-minded decisions in careers and personal lives. Bookstores and Libraries - Embracing The Abyss. Awareness and Intuition, John Smith Ethics Speaker, Financial Fraud.
Keynote Speech What a word this is — AWARENESS.
Did you know it’s not even listed as a word in Dictionary.com or Merriam-Webster online? Sad but true. You can find the word aware – which alludes to awareness, but eventually we’re redirected to the word self-awareness. Hmmm, let’s see how this works. We are hereby dictionary defined to be simply focused on ourselves. Humility Breeds Integrity. Humility Breeds Integrity Some thoughts about the Wall Street protesters, a growing movement in a number of cities in the US.
I believe we may have a group of well intentioned people aiming their anger in the right direction — but for the wrong, underlying reasons. “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” said the prison captain in Cool Hand Luke after Paul Newman refused to sacrifice the little remaining dignity he had left. While the media seem to focus only on the greed of those on Wall Street, what is being most overlooked is a missing trait and greed’s true cause — the lack of humility, the fundamental element of integrity; both MIA on Wall Street, Washington, D.C., and in our societies in general. So, how did we get here? What we do know is that if some take advantage of position or situation to produce gains for themselves at the expense of others, then we have a no win, dispiriting result.
So why are they protesting about Wall Street? Integrity Is Who You Are - Your DNA - Embracing The Abyss. Since we seem, once again, to be faced with another shortage of integrity coming from the direction of our elected ones in Washington D.
C., it’s time we begin to speculate on what the cost would be, in case we need to arrange a transfusion of integrity to make right their deceptive souls. Buying integrity for this purpose leads us to what should be paid and if you’re the seller, the concern would be how much should be charged. To determine this, we would need to establish a standard of measure — by the ounce or by the pound, maybe by the physical dimensions or cubic volume involved. But before we find a way to measure it, we would first need to know how we are going to dispense it, possibly by blending it in easily or having it swallowed hard. It’s quite possible that there may be reactions from the recipients in case the qualities of the integrity involved are different in their degree of purity. Like this: Like Loading... Denver Book Signing Event for Embracing the Abyss with Author John Smith Saturday, February 24th at 1pm - Embracing The Abyss.
Bookstores and Libraries - Embracing The Abyss. Meet John Smith – Ethics Speaker. Professional Speaker – Ethics Speaker. Oneness. Working Together As One Oneness, this ought to be easy, but often it’s not.
“Being on the same page”, “getting in the same boat”, “waiting on the same count” are all sayings that sometimes are easier said than done. Why? Could be lots of reasons; some listening to a different beat, some having their own agenda, or some just feeling insecure about themselves. So, where do we go with this, what do we do?
First we have to identify that, which we have in common; the thread that sews us together. Because they believe in one another, they have deep respect for one another, a common goal that works for all. The message from this is that you don’t need a national disaster to bring about these qualities in each other, in our schools, in our work or in our homes. Accountability. Do you identify with any of this?
Accountability? Have you found yourself as one of these types lately? So, let’s see if we can find out what’s going on here. One man denies it all, another can’t stand to hear about it and the man on the right makes sure everyone knows it wasn’t his fault. As teammates, it now appears they are experiencing the team’s fate for some lack of success, to say the least. You could make a long list of the whys and the wherefores that could cause a “Communication Breakdown” like this one — and it’s not the Led Zeppelin type either, for those of you who have ears with only one dry side. Integrity Is Who You Are - Your DNA - Embracing The Abyss. Denver Book Signing Event for Embracing the Abyss with Author John Smith Saturday, February 24th at 1pm - Embracing The Abyss.
Ethics Speaker – John Smith. Bookstores and Libraries - Embracing The Abyss. Humility Breeds Integrity. Awareness and Intuition, John Smith Ethics Speaker, Financial Fraud. The Abyss. The abyss is not something that you recognize right away. Because it’s a part of you that you don’t come in touch with very often it’s fuzzy at first. Know that this is an area inside you that’s parked a way’s away in a safe place resting under a do not disturb sign. It’s your own sacred ground for times when you reach the point that you can no longer answer yourself, having exhausted all efforts of rationalization.
This is the time, when you seek something deep within, something strong to support yourself. It’s the place deep within where you take your ultimate aching for a lasting answer. It’s kind of like walking around naked when everyone else has clothes on. It’s somewhat like a baby needing sprinkled water on a forehead in order to begin an honest life. Understand that the abyss most always takes more than one visit. In your best interest? John Smith Embracing the Abyss, Financial Fraud. Take the Money and Run Do you know this guy? Is he working in your best interest? I use to work for a guy like this – a guy, who consciously thought only about himself 24/7.
If you look in the dictionary under the word narcissism, I’m sure you’d find his name. Turning a small, west Texas savings and loan into a $1.4 billion financial institution, he gave himself authorization to treat it as though it were his own personal piggy bank. About - Embracing The Abyss. 2020 Boston’s Jewish Murder For Hire Plot Public And Families Asked To Help With Arrests – a book by Larry Yudowitz.
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Since we seem, once again, to be faced with another shortage of integrity coming from the direction of our elected ones in Washington D. C., it’s time we begin to speculate on what the cost would be, in case we need to arrange a transfusion of integrity to make right their deceptive souls. Buying integrity for this purpose leads us to what should be paid and if you’re the seller, the concern would be how much should be charged. Bookstores and Libraries - Embracing The Abyss. Articles - Embracing The Abyss. About - Embracing The Abyss. Amazon. Welcome - Embracing The Abyss. John Smith Author Speaker Perseverance and Integrity – Ethics Speaker. Appreciation – Ethics Speaker. Meet John Smith – Ethics Speaker. Professional Speaker – Ethics Speaker. Ethics Speaker – John Smith.