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Harlan Loeb

Principles-Based Regulation and Compliance: A Framework for Sustainable Integrity

Harlan Loeb | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Over the last decade, in unprecedented terms, the dramatic escalation and expansion of risk has complicated the global business environment. Both the speed of this transformation and the new categories of risk that have emerged threaten the durability of most global companies as well as their license to operate.

Truth and Trust Under Siege: Do We Care?

Harlan Loeb | Posted 04.11.2015 | Media
Harlan Loeb

NBC's escalating crisis surrounding respected news anchor Brian Williams' fabrication of details about his reporting from Iraq in 2003. The deal Twitter just struck with Google to make tweets more searchable online. These two events should open a new referendum on the relationship between truth and trust in the information we digest daily.

A Year of Wrestling With Risk in a Disruptive World

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Harlan Loeb

As the world grows more disruptive and unpredictable, seemingly by the day, the urgency of building risk resilience increases commensurately.

The University of Virginia and the Risky Illusion of Validity

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Harlan Loeb

As events continue to unfold at the University of Virginia, we are seeing a common element form in the actions and response from each of the major players involved: the illusion of validity.

Private Regulation: Risk or Opportunity for Global Business?

Harlan Loeb | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

As trust in government rapidly declines, expectations of global business to address and, in many cases, solve social problems are sharply escalating.

Governance Challenge: The Board's Role in Crisis and Risk Management

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Challenging as it is, unprecedented risk creates a spur for change.

A Year of Critical Thinking in a Distracted World

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.03.2014 | Education
Harlan Loeb

With the advent and explosion of social media, most of us use this powerful tool to cocoon ourselves in our existing and unchallenged view of the world. As we catapult into 2014, perhaps the most important ballad we should play is "Where has all the critical thinking gone?"

The Fed Has a Language Challenge

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

QE is neither a quantitative nor an 'easing' term of art for the most important calibrator of the world economy to use.

Habits Must Change: Reputational Crisis Readiness is a Strategic Must

Harlan Loeb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Yet, despite a staggering rise in reputational crises globally over the last decade, corporate risk-management capabilities remain essentially unchanged (which, in itself, contributes to the escalated risk).