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The Legacy of Arthur Andersen: A Model for Excellence by Francisco López, Carmelo Canales

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13. Results

Keeping the sense of purpose and having a clear orientation to get results were basic principles at Andersen. The motto in this case was “Performance oriented”.

As an exception to our own rule for raising a concept to the column category, this principle does not have so clear expressions as the others in the corporate values official declarations. Perhaps that is the reason we mention it last. However, we believe it is also very relevant (last, but not least).

Though it was not written in the manuals, we could say this principle was concealed in the Firm’s culture, like a painting’s background that we perceive without noticing it consciously.

All profit-seeking organizations require that work is done without losing sight of the need ...

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