How Many Other Catastrophic-Risk Assessments Haven’t Been Done?
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How Many Other Catastrophic-Risk Assessments Haven’t Been Done?

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 by George F Huhn
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The Federal Report on the BP Macondo well disaster that killed 11 workers and caused a catastrophic oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico was released last week, and the conclusions are ugly. According to an article on the report from Business Insurance.com: “The blowout at the Macondo well on April 20, 2010, was the result […]

The Dark Side of Friendly Business Negotiations
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The Dark Side of Friendly Business Negotiations

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 by George F Huhn
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If negotiators are too friendly with each other, they’re more likely to misbehave, including lying or acting against the interests of their employers. That’s the conclusion researchers from the Wharton Business School and Emory University published in “The Dark Side of Rapport” in this month’s Journal of Management Science. After carefully studying both face-to-face and online […]

What About Rogue Project Managers?
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What About Rogue Project Managers?

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 by George F Huhn
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It was reported yesterday that a so-called “rogue trader” lost $2 billion at UBS. A BBC correspondent reporting on the incident wrote: “The disclosure that it was [the trader’s] decision to inform his colleagues of his actions that set alarm bells ringing at UBS, rather than its own monitoring system, will add to concerns that […]