[2, 3, or 4 hours ]
Business Ethics Rock! is a musical business ethics program featuring classic rock, pop and folk parodies from the Seventies and Eighties.
From the opening strains of the Queen parody medley, to an audience sing-along with the ethical dilemma-filled parody of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Business Ethics Rock! explores many of the most difficult, perplexing and current business ethics issues with parodies of a wide-ranging selection of hits from diverse artists such as Queen, The Police, Bob Dylan and more. The program has been performed to overwhelming acclaim before corporate ethics officers and business executives in the U.S. and abroad.
Among the current issues raised in the altered lyrics:
• Ethical perils of new technology and social networks
• Manipulating the Ethics Code
• The Federal Corrupt Practices Act
• Handling conflicts of interest
• Internal investigations
• Loyalty issues
• Appearance of impropriety
• Subtance abuse
The program features New York City rock singer, composer, actor and musician Mike Messer on the acoustic guitar. Messer, who has been performing nationally and internationally for 12 years, is the lead singer for The Dirty Sock Funtime Band (dirtysockfuntimeband.com), a rock band for kids. He was lead singer on the British Rock Symphony tour alongside music legend Billy Preston, and starred in Hair on its 30th anniversary European tour, eventually bringing those songs of peace to Beirut, Lebanon. He’s been featured on “Sesame Street,” and in a great number of plays, off-Broadway and regionally.