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BLOG COUNCIL 8: DIALOGUES

Some posts still do not have the “read more” tab. Please be sure to add these to your posts so our news feeds are more condensed and show more previews of posts. Great job on the blog this week! We loved how many people gave a great background prior to writing their dialogue. We found that most individuals blog was based on a personal interest. We thought that was a nice touch!! We believe everyone in the class showed their creative side through their dialogue. We look forward to seeing this creativity in the upcoming blog.

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The Rationalization of Fraud

With our discussion of Enron this week, I was reminded of an article I read in Audit class about the Psychology of Fraud. I feel as though we often hear stories about different accounting/financial fraud that have happened either in recent or past events and look at the perpetrators as awful, moral-lacking people without considering how one gets to the point of committing fraud.

The article highlights a massive bank fraud by Toby Groves and I felt as though remaking the conversation between Toby and a skeptical interviewer would be able to shed some light on how executives justify committing fraud in their companies.

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Neighbors Natural Gas

As a Pennsylvania resident living above the Marcellus Shale, the swift invasion of natural gas companies through my hometown came without much community conversation. I feel as if the complexity of the issues went largely over our heads and under our feet, but I felt especially out of the loop. I don’t think I talked to anyone about it until I saw the first well built along the road I would take to school. I wonder how neighbors in a small community may have talked about these events as they unraveled.

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Blog 8 Prompt-Dialogues

The prompt for Blog 8 is to create a dialogue between somebody relevant to our course, either directly (Steve Jobs) or indirectly (people who live on shale gas drilling areas), and have them debate or discuss a topic of relevance to the course with somebody who has an opposing viewpoint. Both people can be relevant to the course. This should be written as a dialogue, as if the two people were talking to each other.

Trying out new genres can stretch any writer in good ways.  Aim for authentic voice, creativity, and relevance. Continue reading Blog 8 Prompt-Dialogues