"What are people actually motivated by?" Let's start with a stunning statistic: One out of every Seven large public corporations commit fraud every year. (Source: Dyck, Morse, and Zingales (2013), How pervasive is corporate fraud?) Fraud has become the status quo - it's almost as if we expect corporations to take advantage of customers, shareholders and the government. Continuous news coverage of corporate malfeasance can make us think that we live in a cynical and corrupt world. But we have to keep something else in mind... There are 6 out of 7 companies that are doing the right thing, day in and day out. What motivates positive behavior, and a corporate climate of honesty and accountability? In turn, what creates a toxic corporate environment, and motivates people to dishonesty and lawlessness?