Speakers: Dov Seidman
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Dov Seidman


Dov Seidman joined us February 10, 2009.
Dov Seidman is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of LRN, the global leader in ethics and compliance management and education, which empowers companies to drive business performance through values-based corporate cultures.
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LRN clients include some of the world’s most respected businesses: Disney, Dow Chemical, eBay, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Pfizer and Raytheon. They are among the hundreds of companies who turn to LRN to help management govern more effectively and workers do the right thing, even in the most challenging of situations.

In 2004, Dov testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission about the need for companies to develop ethical cultures instead of check-the-box, compliance-only approaches, and his views helped shape the amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

In 2007, his book, HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything in Business (and in Life), was published by John Wiley & Sons, detailing years of thought about business cultures, philosophy and success.  In the acclaimed book, Dov argues, out-behaving our competitors has become critical to out-performing them.  In our hyperconnected and hypertransparent world, it is no longer what we do that sets us apart from others, but how we do what we do that matters.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas L. Friedman prominently featured this thinking and excerpts from his interviews with Dov in the best-selling book, The World is Flat.  The updated edition, The World Is Flat 3.0, prominently features Dov’s philosophies as Rule #7 (proper use of outsourcing) and Rule #8 (“Hows Matter”) in Friedman’s nine rules for companies to embrace in a flat world.

Dov holds degrees in philosophy from UCLA, politics and economics from Oxford, and law from Harvard Law School.  He and his wife Maria live in Los Angeles, where LRN is headquartered.

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