From the Foreword, by the author:
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy
In one way or another, almost everything I write about can be boiled down to one word: change. Change is good, even when you think it is difficult or bad. When you look back on your life, and if you are able to do so with courage and candor, you will notice the importance of change to your personal and professional development. In fact, as you look back, hopefully you will recognize that change has been a good thing, a positive force in your own life, whether it was overcoming tragedies, finding love, embracing new challenges, or securing accomplishments.
Over the last year, we have witnessed important changes in the compliance profession. In particular, we have witnessed an important evolutionary moment in the growth and influence of compliance. There is no turning back now. The compliance profession demanded recognition, resources and influence, and recently the seeds have been sown to ensure compliance officers get what they want. This is a critical time for the compliance profession, and this book is an attempt to capture the moment, recognize the change and prepare for the future.
— Michael Volkov