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The Power of Sharing Our Mistakes: How “The Gray Choice” Aims to Inspire and Teach

I hope that by reading my autobiography, you too can find the courage to face your mistakes, learn from them, and become a better version of yourself. I’m deeply grateful for this positive and thoughtful 5 star review of the Gray Choice from Michele.

Shaun Hayes speaks to aspiring entrepreneurs at SLU

On Valentine’s Day, I had the opportunity to speak to a class of aspiring entrepreneurs in Prof Marian Nunn’s Entrepreneurship class at St. Louis University about the importance of business ethics and my life story as it relates to that. The talk focused on the idea of “gray choices” – the boundary between ethical and unethical behaviors in business, and I also told some good stories about how I progressed through my career.

Shaun Hayes on STLToday by David Nicklaus

I was recently featured in an article by David Nicklaus on STL Today, about how I landed in prison for making “gray choices”, and how my story is a cautionary tale about the slippery slope of unethical decision-making.

Nine PBS – Donnybrook Next Up

On Donnybrook Next Up, Wendy Wiese and Bill McClellan are joined by Shaun Hayes, author of the book "The Gray Choice." Watch the interview by clicking the link below!

Nightmare Success In and Out Podcast

How did the Country Boy from Thayer Missouri eventually sell a bank for half billion dollars and eventually go to prison? Shaun Hayes had a persistent goal in his mind growing up…he wanted to be a millionaire. He bought his first bank at 29. He was the CEO of a big...