About Me

My name is Joseph Dustin. I work for a Public K-12 School District as an Accounting Information Systems Specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have been with the district for the last 4 years providing support and analysis of all financial software, hardware, and associated equipment. We are currently involved in rolling out a new Financial System (including HR, Payroll, AP, AR, Financial Reporting, and many other modules). I have worked in the Electronics and Information Technology Industry since 1998.

I first started college back in 1999, at Spartan College of Aeronautics, where I earned by Associate Degree in Electronic Communications. After graduation I started working for LaBarge Inc., a producer of high-quality Printed Circuit Boards, where durability and peak performance are vital, including military aircraft, radar systems, satellite launch vehicles, airport security equipment, glass container fabrication systems, and oil field tooling.

I was in the Oklahoma Army National Guard (Thunderbirds) for six years from 2001 – 2007,  from 2003 to 2004 our unit received the call to move operations to Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan.  In Afghanistan, I learned first-hand the importance of ethical decision-making and the impact it has on a mission's success or failure.

In September, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated several gulf coast states, including that of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. My unit received the call to help provide relief efforts to the crippled city of New Orleans.  My time in New Orleans showed me how a few random acts of kindness can change the course of one's life and the resilience of the American people when faced with the most dire of situations.

During my enlistment in the military, I managed to find time for college and earn my Bachelors Degree in Information Technology.

I married my childhood sweetheart, Kristina, to whom I have been married since 1996 and have three children with. She is my inspiration that drives me to one day inspire a business culture built on ethics.

I received my Masters Degree in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC) from New England College of Business and Finance (NECB).

What I love about the MBEC program is the course work, as it uniquely identifies the Ethics and Compliance degree program. The MBEC program is a first of its kind in how it addresses Business Ethics and Compliance as a core curriculum. In this “Post-Enron” business world that we live in today, Compliance, Ethics, and Governance are playing vital roles in many top corporations. Organizations are finding that their sustainability or (triple-bottom-line) is protected when acting in an ethical manner.

I originally started this blog as a way to express my opinions, beliefs, and values in a way that illuminates The Truth About Business. I hope that through my writing, reader’s feedback, and research, I will come to better understand the driving forces behind unethical decisions that are made by businesses and business leaders in today's Corporations.


  • "Another short term goal of mine would be to help my company take the right steps to adhere to the Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Gramm Leach Bliley, and other regulations that my company is currently “umbrellaed” under"

    Let me know how that works out for ya. I've told you straight up, the powers that be aren't interested in changing.

  • Change is coming. It's the How, When, and Where that is unknown. Luck plays a big roll in being caught and when our luck runs out that is when change will occur.

  • I agree the sand is running, but politics being what they are, I don't think any meaning change will happen in the current administration.

  • Change has already occurred in many forms. Take for example HIPAA, this act is already in place. The meaningful change will come when the HHS has the ability to monitor and enforce the rules in a timely fashion. It's the perception of being caught that deters fraud not the consequences.