Reconsidering Risk

It is just a year ago that the London-based magazine, The Risk Universe, shut down its operation. I had written quarterly for the magazine for five years.  Looking back upon the articles, I could see that each was still relevant to any discussion of operational risk. I asked and received permission from publisher Mike Finlay to reprint the articles in a book, with head notes for each of the articles to discuss changes in risk exposure and governance, as well as the ever-changing role of regulators. I am finishing the book this summer. I am considering the addition of several of my columns from this newsletter where I have written on the breakdown of our usual governance processes and the increase in operational risk since January 21, 2017, when Donald Trump became president of the United States.


Broadway Beat | Tony Awards 2018 - Who Will Win, And Who Should!

 

By the time you read this, the 2018 Tony Awards will probably have taken place, and this article, therefore, may seem outdated.  Well, if you find yourself reading this after June 10th, 2018, you can pull up the actual results of the evening and compare it side-by-side with this to see how I did, and if any of the upsets I’m rooting for came to be.  With that, here are my thoughts in each of the 26 Tony Awards Categories:...


On Growing Old: A Homily

In light of the recent high profile suicides committed by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Patricia Vaccarino writes a homily On Growing Old.

 


Spotlight on Patent Lawyer Barry R. Lewin

Barry R. Lewin of Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. is an internationally known and superb patent attorney whose technological expertise and legal skills result in an outstanding work even in the most complex patent matters. 


Never Give Up

From Cape Town, South Africa: Never Give Up

Dereleen James is a fighter, an activist, but first and foremost a mother. This mother wrote a letter to the then State President Jacob Zuma in 2013. It remains a heart wrenching open letter highlighting the harsh realities of a mother living with a child addicted to drugs. It breaks the silence and focuses on the stigma these mothers deal with on a daily basis.

 


The Prisoner’s Dilemma

In personal injury mediation, negotiation quickly becomes all about distributive bargaining: how much is one party willing to give and the other party willing to take, methodically approached by incremental tit-for-tat offers. Each party always keeping a keen eye on their bottom line throughout the process. But is this the best way to maximize value and achieve a successful settlement resolution?


Digital Strategy and the Law

With this half century of progress in computing and connectivity also comes decades of legal changes. There are those who say, “You can do anything on the Internet!” That, of course, is not true. Online is not the Wild West. It may seem to be a jungle, but it is not lawless.


How To Choose The Right Photo Gear

Choosing the right photographic equipment for your image-making efforts requires some thinking. You need to decide several things...