Mark Hurd is a very stupid man. With all the money he was earning from Hewlett-Packard, don’t you think he could have paid cash (his cash) for dinner if he didn’t want a paper trail?

You don’t have to pay me $12 million or $10 million or even $1 million. It doesn’t matter the salary, commission, or project fee. I simply pledge today not to cheat on my expense account.

It’s not a sacrifice.

It’s business ethics. And, of course, reputation.

Photo by Justin Baeder (Flickr).