risk management

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#LeanStartup’s Hidden Gem – Built-in Risk Management for Creation

The Lean Startup approach to managing the uncertainty of creation contains hidden gems that seamlessly harness the most powerful risk management techniques helpful to anyone trying to create something new

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Insurance is NOT the answer for the cloud

Two weeks ago Dr. Alexander Pasik, CIO of IEEE, posited that businesses would be more inclined to use cloud services if service providers carried insurance against data breaches. We could not disagree more.

Why integrating risk and strategy is important

When strategy and risk are integrated, there is a better basis for setting both strategic objectives and concrete operational goals—and risk-based triggers to identify when a course correction is needed

Giving leaders the keys to drive change

Give these change leaders an opportunity to help other leaders new to the process; they may lend added credibility and trust to what you are trying to do

The risk of NOT innovating

We often are asked about the risk of doing something new. However, what is the risk of NOT doing something new? Especially in a world filled with creativity and competition.

Start-ups: Three execution activities that separate successes from “interesting ideas”

The sense of freedom in a start-up (or incubation) environment is incredibly exciting. However, it is very easy to let this freedom lead you down the path of “what if”, distracting you from achieving success. You only have – at most – three years (many would argue two) to go from spending the “first opportunity dollar” to demonstrating commercial success. This leaves little room for distraction.