• Lauren Bloom is an interfaith minister and attorney who focuses on professional and personal integrity. Her career has been devoted to helping business professionals earn and maintain the trust of their clients, cutomers, colleagues and associates. An internationally-recognized expert on business and professional ethics, Lauren has appeared as a keynote speaker across North America and in Europe.

    Lauren lives in Springfield, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.

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    How Just Is Our Legal System?

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    Last night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that the grand jury assigned to review the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown had declined to bring criminal charges against police officer Darren Wilson, the man who killed him.  There’s … Continue reading

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    Is Your Pizza Topped with Cruelty?

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    Frequent readers of this blog know that I have no use for industries that derive their money from cruelty, whether to people or animals.  I’m writing today to help publicize what appear to be particularly abusive conditions at the dairy … Continue reading

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    Art of the Apology Is Up On Beliefnet

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    It’s always great when circumstances provide me with opportunities to combine my legal work with my ministry.  Consequently, I was absolutely thrilled when Beliefnet.com, one of the largest and most eclectic spiritual websites on the Internet, agreed to publish an … Continue reading

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    The Three Things Donald Sterling Got Right

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    It’s always exciting when a major news outlet actually wants to know what I think about something.  So you can imagine how thrilled I was when CNN requested my take on Donald Sterling’s interview.  Sad to say, I continue to … Continue reading

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    From Donald Sterling, “I’m Sorry” Was Too Little, Too Late

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    It’s hard to imagine how Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, could have disgraced himself any more deeply after recordings of appallingly racist remarks he made in a conversation with a friend came to light.  There’s unpleasant, … Continue reading

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    Tim Armstrong Has Another Apology to Make

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    One of the common criticisms of high-profile public apologies is that nothing more happens once the “I’m sorry” is said.  It’s not an unfair observation.  Think, for example, of the apology delivered by BP’s CEO, Tony Hayward, after the catastrophic … Continue reading

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    Three Apologies I Never Want to See Again

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    You might be a little surprised by the title of this post.  After all, the author of Art of the Apology is probably the last person anyone would expect to be sick of apologies.  In three cases, though, I’m ready … Continue reading

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    For a Fresh Take on the Internet, Visit Mediander.com

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    One of the best parts of releasing a book is learning along the way.  Thanks to Art of the Apology, I’ve been introduced to a new “knowledge engine” called Mediander.com.  Launched in 2013, Mediander.com grants the intellectually curious a 360 … Continue reading

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    How Chris Christie Blew His Apology

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    Despite the differences in our political leanings, I’ve always rather liked New Jersey’s bluff governor, Chris Christie.  He’s no shrinking violet, and it’s easy to see why some people dislike his blustering ways.  Still, there’s an undeniable authenticity in the man … Continue reading

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    Where Target’s Apology Missed the Mark

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    Retail giant Target took a serious hit to its credibility when its credit card security system was hacked.  Millions of post-Thanksgiving shoppers got word on December 18th that private information on their credit and debit cards had potentially been stolen.  … Continue reading

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      --Rabbi Harold Kushner, author,
      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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