How ‘The Informant’ Found True Meaning in Life with Mark Whitacre

This episode of Bottom Line Faith features Mark Whitacre, one of the highest profile corporate whistleblowers in history and the subject of the Matt Damon movie, The Informant. 

Bio:

Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and the highest-ranking executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history and is responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990’s. Mark Whitacre is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Christian Business Men’s Connection, an organization that has impacted his life greatly in the past two decades. Since December 2006, he has also been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Science Officer at Cypress Systems, Inc. His undercover work with the FBI during the ADM scandal was the inspiration for the major motion picture, “The Informant,” starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Drawing from his unique history, Mark provides one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed, and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership. 

Quotes:

 “I would not know God today if it wasn’t for that dark place and that brokenness.” “A life of significance, of serving… is so much more important and so much more rewarding than a life of success.” 

Key Takeaways:

  1. The sovereignty of God in the Mark Whitacre story. 
  2. God uses the dark places in our lives. 
  3. There is nothing more rewarding than helping and serving other people. 
  4. A life of significance is so much more rewarding than a life of success. 

Link:

MarkWhitacre.com 

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