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Premortem

August 2, 2017 0 Comments
Premortem

Chrystal Ball Many of us have heard about doing a postmortem on projects, initiatives and business plans. After implementation, we are interested in determining what went right and what went sideways. Perhaps fewer of us have heard about a premortem. In its simplest form, a premortem is planning ahead for a disaster.  Those of us […]

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Risk – Putting Your Head on the Block

December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Risk – Putting Your Head on the Block

We have lots of sayings about this topic, such as: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” And “Fail forward faster.” Or “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” One of my favorites is “A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.” How about, “If […]

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Book Review: Operational Risk Management by Mark Abkowitz

June 29, 2008
Book Review: Operational Risk Management by Mark Abkowitz

Abkowitz has compiled an impressive number of high profile case studies to illustrate our need to pay attention to the risks we have in our business operations, and for that matter, our personal lives. But unlike the multiple points of view found in the Harvard Business Review case studies, Abkowitz provides definitive analysis of “what […]

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Book Review: Corporate Governance & Risk by John Shaw

September 5, 2004
Book Review: Corporate Governance & Risk by John Shaw

John Shaw has written a hands-on management book that will be of use for managers at all levels – from the “C Suite” to the production supervisors. He provides clear definitions and an excellent model of Corporate Governance and operations. He then uses that model as an outline for his book. The result is a […]

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