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Risk Management

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Tom Sheridan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Tom Sheridan

"What are the major social risks in my business?" and "Who are the partners I need to help mitigate that risk substantively and publicly?" and "What's the public policy goal we can partner around?"

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Why You Need HR

Erin Daruszka | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A good HR professional is here to help you, not hinder you. We do not want to make your life difficult, but we want to see the business succeed and help you avoid the landmines that are out there by virtue of being an employer.

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

Vee Somphon | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.

Unfit for Publication: How USA Today Got Everything Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

USA Today splashed across its June 18, 2014, front page the breathless headline, "Unfit for Flight" to dramatize the deadly enterprise of flying general aviation aircraft (small airplanes). There is only one problem: Nearly every inference about aviation in the article is wrong.

What's Your Secret?

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The first step employers should take is to determine what should be protected. Next, refine policies to include those specifics, such as client names and contact information, sources for supplies, proprietary processes or formulas.

The Risks and Responsibilities of Tech Innovation

Christine Bader | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Christine Bader

Do companies bear responsibility for the social risks of how consumers or buyers use their products? This question has been less explored, but is no less important.

BP and the Cost of Reputational Debt

Harlan Loeb | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Harlan Loeb

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected BP's attempt to halt payments to affected businesses while the oil giant appeals its 2010 Gulf of Mexico di...

Digital Voices and Corporate Reputation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

In just one click and a nanosecond, social media have a lot to say about corporations, their behavior and, ultimately, their reputations.

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.

Time for Your 2014 Small Business Risk Audit

Ted Devine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Have you've been devouring articles by any analyst, guru or pundit with insight into what you can expect in the next 12 months? Now it's time to evaluate which of the year's events your business needs to prepare better for.

Are Indian Companies Facing a Global Trust Deficit?

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Shehzad H. Qazi

Trust in Indian firms has declined over the past two years. While in 2010 and 2011 India was the most trusted emerging market country, in 2013 it has fallen even below the emerging market average.

NASDAQ Did the Right Thing by Halting Its Markets Last Week

Irene Aldridge | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

To prevent future glitches in trading, markets need more technology, not less.

Riches to Rags: The Bungee-Jumping Entrepreneur

Jack Garson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Jack Garson

Entrepreneurs are constantly bungee-jumping their way through life. Some bounce back. But others lose everything when that cord snaps. Yes, some risk-taking makes fortunes. But you need to manage that risk, especially once you've made a bundle.

In U.S. Opens and Business, Consistency Fuels Victory

Kai Sato | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Kai Sato

The U.S. Open offers the business world a valuable reminder: facing tremendous competition and extreme pressure, consistency fuels victory.

The Risks of High-Frequency Trading

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The trading risks of HFT may decimate the HFT operation and at the same time greatly affect other market participants. Particularly, in selected markets, unchecked HFT may quickly incur considerable losses, well in excess of any tolerable limits.

Design Performance, Risk Perception & Preferences

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

The best strategy seems to be taking more risk early on in the process when exploring opportunities and then continuously clarifying and reducing risk as criteria and design crystallize.

Culture as Risk Mitigant: Cockpit, Country and Company

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Lutfey Siddiqi

The practice of risk management -- perhaps business management as a whole -- is too dependent on that which is quantifiable. Culture should not be delegated to the status of an amorphous add-on. It is front and center to the challenge of risk resilience.

JPMorgan Won't Pay Fine For $6 Billion Loss

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been ordered to take steps to correct poor risk management that led to a surprise trading loss last year ...

'Trust, But Verify' Creditworthiness

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 02.13.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

More than four years after the peak of the U.S. financial crisis, bankers, businesses and borrowers still remain cautious about their exposure to risk.

PMC = Protean Military Contractor

David Isenberg | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

There are many ways to think about private military and security contractor (PMSC) issues. They include, of course, military, but also business, law, ...

Innovation Balancing Act

Robert F. Brands | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Robert F. Brands

The formula for success in innovation is about finding the middle ground, walking the tightrope between risk and innovation; between ideation and value creation.

Should Companies Care If Hurricane Sandy Was "Caused" By Climate Change?

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

The scene around my Connecticut home is not pretty, with downed trees and power lines everywhere. It's a serious time, and a time for some serious questions. Why did this happen?

Throw Out Your Plans for 2013: Business Is a Journey

Dov Seidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

A journey takes two directions. It's a deep internal examination of our values, and an external demonstration of those values. Both require new thinking, and here are some ways to start.

Is Loss of Humanity the Real Risk of Risk Management?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

I believe the trend to disconnect ourselves from human consequences while focusing on numbers only is as potentially destructive to the future of businesses that depend on customer relationships as it has been to the political process