This spring I have the privilege of teaching a course at Stanford University on ethics in today’s highly complex, uncertain world. One of my over-arching themes is that few factors define our individual, organizational, and societal stories as definitively as our ethics. We didn’t cover stories like Somaly Mam. Why? Because there is nothing unpredictable or nuanced here. This alleged case is a straightforward narrative with a predicable end: lying with an added dose of self-promotion leads to personal destruction and extensive collateral ethical damage.