Dr. Malcolm Linsell Apology – August 6, 2006

The Board of Directors of Vividés Ltd. included Dr. Malcolm Linsell and his former wife Fiona Linsell. When you have a director who is a shareholder as well as the representative of a large number of shareholders it is not a simple task to work with them when they demonstrate highly irregular, socially unacceptable behavior and are guilty of misconduct. In most companies, if a regular employee behaved like this they would be instantly dismissed. Not so easy in senior management.

The board invested significant amounts of time to work with, support and manage Dr. Malcolm Linsell’s odd behavior including referring him to a Psychiatrist for professional treatment.

The reference to Goldzone in this email refers to Goldzone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. an exclusive licensee of Goldzone Corporation. At the time they used the Goldzone name under license. The company name was changed to Vividés Ltd. when the license and rights to use the Goldzone name expired. 

During this period Dr. Linsell continued to practice Plastic Surgery, while his investment in Australian Leadership Centre Pty. Ltd. languished.

As you will read in his own words below, he wanted “to be the star and get sex and money from people.” What? Seriously? How would one’s wife and colleagues feel about a director, father, and husband who behaves entitled like that? You will note that lots of promises to change are always forthcoming.

The behavior exhibited here is covered by the terms and conditions of the Master License Agreement and are grounds for termination of the license.

Looks like the classic Dark Triad at work. Read the below in Dr. Linsell’s own words and decide for yourself.

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Dr. Malcolm Linsell Apology – May 17, 2013

Greed, self-interest, and low ethics are just a few of what Dr. Malcolm Linsell has admitted to and apologized for. It isn’t about what we consider to be ethics, but rather what most people would agree are socially acceptable standards of conduct and honesty expected of the Executive Chairman and Managing Director.

It upsets us that this type of behavior costs everyone and in this case led to the loss of more than $10 million, jobs, and the life savings of many people.

You decide.

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