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Category: Risk Mitigation

Human—Machine Interface in the Age of Digitalization: Can the Machine be Trusted and When Should the Human Intervene?

On March 10, 2019 the second Boeing 737 Max 8 (in approximately 5 months) crashed in Ethiopia.  This incident has led to extensive investigations and as of this writing that model aircraft is grounded. This pundit cannot and will not hazard a guess as to…

Are Organizational Governance Models Broken: Why Can’t Management Get a Handle on Things?

Over 15 years ago, organizations such as Enron, Worldcom, Tysons, and others failed after massive managerial maleficence and even criminality.  Enron’s auditor, Arthur Andersen folded as well. The result of this carnage was the imprisonment of many, the death (apparent heart attack) of the disgraced…

Organizational Predators: Jackals, Hyenas, and Wolves in Managerial Clothing

Prologue In the author’s August 2004 edition of the then, Executive Briefing Newsletter (early online delivery) we addressed the impact on the firm of managerial misbehavior.  This article was one of a list of challenges put forth to that generation of management. Sadly, recent events…

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