Philadelphia (Sept. 5, 2003) -- Deloitte & Touche chief executive James H. Quigley told a top business school audience Thursday that "a flawed culture, value set or a series of bad decisions can cost an executive an entire firm," according to a Deloitte release on the speech.

Although Quigley never mentioned former Big Five rival Andersen by name in his speech to executives and educators at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School titled "Exploiting Uncertainty – Managing Through Flexibility," he made it clear that business leaders need to adhere to a strong set of values and communicate them to their staff – or else.

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