Pirate of Philadelphia

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer reports that John S. Carter, former president of the Independence Maritime Museum will plead guilty of “scamming” the museum of over $1.5 million “to fund a lavish lifestyle.” 

Is it me of does anyone else wonder where the other employees and board members were doing and thinking when this was going on?

I previously wrote about this here, here and here.

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

2 thoughts on “Pirate of Philadelphia”

  1. to answer your question, part of the tragedy of this $$ loss, but there’s more: groupthink spawn happens–so no one talks–and a terrible culture is spawned. But the process means that the precious asset called vision gets stolen.

  2. “does anyone else wonder where the other employees and board members were doing and thinking when this was going on?”

    Yeah.

    Greedy fill-in-the-blank. $300K a year and a job that I bet a lot of people would give their eyeteeth to get for the sheer love of maritime history? You’d think that would be plenty.

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