Obsessing About Rules Won’t Improve Culture

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Stephen J. Scott and Jeffrey Kupfer

The topic of culture filled the late-summer headlines following a New York Times piece critical of the “bruising workplace” at Amazon. How workplace environment can drive good or bad behavior has also occupied the bank regulators’ time for a while now. Starling was recently featured in an article by the American Banker where we lay out our approach to how to improve culture in the financial industry.

Here’s the link to the feature article – www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/obsessing-about-rules-wont-improve-culture-1078412-1.html . If you have any comments or would like to learn more about Starling Trust, you can always reach us here.

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Follow the Leader: The Effects of Situational Power and Control

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In 1971, a team of researchers from Stanford University embarked on what was to become the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment. The premise was simple: split the participants into two roles, prisoners and guards. The participants were placed into a prison environment. None of these participants had backgrounds of violence. How would they react to their new roles? While you hoped it would be with civility, you would be wrong.

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In Trump We Trust

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According to Rasmussen Reports’ latest Trump Change survey, 62% of likely Republican voters expect Donald Trump to be their nominee for the presidency next year. Back when he announced his candidacy, only 29% held that view.

I’ve been pondering the Trump phenomenon in the last few weeks. Despite his often-bizarre commentary on topics ranging from Mexico, China, and Megyn Kelly, Trump has picked up steam and held on to front-runner status.

More importantly, as The Economist notes, “It is not just Tea Party Folk and whites without a college education who like him; so do a lot of evangelical Christians, who might be expected to look askance, and many self-described moderates.”

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Starling presents at the 2BAhead conference in Germany

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Former Treasury and White House Official Jeffrey Kupfer Joins Starling Trust Sciences

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BOSTON, Mass. (June 3, 2015) – Starling Trust Sciences today announced the addition of Jeffrey Kupfer to its management team as Senior Director of Governance, Risk & Compliance Solutions. With more than two decades of leadership experience in government, business, and the non-­‐profit sector, the distinguished thought leader will help to bring Starling’s predictive behavioral analytics products to market in the banking, finance and energy sectors.

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