Category: risk

Simplify, don't oversimplify

We are framing Covid19 too simplistically, just as we did obesity, and hoping for a silver bullet -- a cure, a vaccine. Just like obesity this may be a losing battle.
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A perspective on grass

Sometimes advice is not about helping solve a dilemma but enabling better sharpening of the way we are framing the problem.
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The essence

To know what is non-essential, we need to know what is essential. Our enforced quarantine, social distancing, self isolation in the time of coronavirus are offering us plenty of time to ponder this important question. Things may not be the same when we have finished pondering.
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Covid19 and remaking society

Covid19 is going to remake our society whether we like it or not. It is not sufficient to dislike what may be already underway.
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Four For Friday (41)

What links coronavirus, leadership, women on boards, climate change and disinformation? Read this week's links to find out.
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Four For Friday (39)

Small data, protecting kids online, metabolite surveillance, and tech nihilism are this week’s picks.
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Is your board fit for purpose?

A board’s most important task is to ask regularly if it is itself fit for purpose. That requires, above all, a deep sense of self-awareness and metacognition, a skillset no boards seem to be seeking actively in their search for new directors.
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Governance and the small private company

Small businesses need good governance for financial and social sustainability, but are not always able or willing to build governance capacity or brook independent challenge.
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The importance of being prepared redux

The theme "be prepared" recurs in so many areas in life, I keep expecting to see it in action. And every once in a while there are some stellar examples of preparation winning the day even if at great cost to the other side that believes in "winging it".
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Delivering and Demanding Accountabilty: A Manifesto for 2019

The intent does not matter, the impact does. Between intent and impact lies accountability. 
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