Studying Economic Ecology
Studying Economic Ecology | Risk & Insurance
One of my favorite classes while studying engineering was an elective course in ecology, which is the study of the distribution of life and its interdependencies.
Must-Haves for True ERM
Must-Haves for True ERM | Risk & Insurance
Is it just me or has the world recently been flooded with new risk managers and enterprise risk management experts?
Playing the Mortgage Jenga
Playing the Mortgage Jenga | Risk & Insurance
Jenga, "the unpredictable, quick playing, tower-building game that combines suspense and risk-taking, where mounting anticipation comes to a crashing climax."
The Gut Whisperer
The Gut Whisperer | Risk & Insurance
This winter I went 'canyoning' in the majestic rainforests of Costa Rica. This sport entails climbing very high waterfalls. At the top, you are strapped to a rope.
Means to an End
Means to an End | Risk & Insurance
We all know that the fastest and cheapest way to get a car is to steal it. So, does that mean that anything is acceptable if it leads to a successful result? Should we applaud success no matter how it is achieved?
Buying Time | Risk & Insurance
To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of one minute: Ask a person who has missed an important phone call.
Picking-Off This Risk Manager
One of my favorite Charles Dickens books is Oliver Twist. We experience the wide-eyed innocence of an adorable little boy, orphaned and left to fend for himself. The ugly streets of turn-of-last-century England gobble him up and he is lured to crime by Fagin--a greedy mastermind running a pickpocket enterprise made up of destitute children.
Built to Perfection
Picture that vulnerable moment, sitting helplessly strapped in our chairs. We wait. The drink cart has made its final round, the cabin has been cleared and signals are turned on, and we wait. We wait for this 100-ton bird to coast to the ground, decelerating from an insane velocity of 700 miles per hour. We will do this all while miraculously darting by other birds whirling in the air, within seconds of one another.
We have all been there--working out at the gym following yet another overindulgent Christmas buffet, vowing to ourselves that this year we will work out every day. We will wake up early every morning, exercise for an hour and maintain a healthy lifestyle. What is more important than that?