August 2017 Blog Posts (23)

Essence of Decision and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Recently I read Essence of Decision – Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis by Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow. I won’t tell a fib and say it is an easy read. Bits of it are. The…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 22, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Fire Insurance – What Makes It Important?

No matter how cautious a business organisation runs, mishaps and accidents like fire happen. Due to its unpredictable nature, even places confirming to fire safety standards sometimes face heavy destructions in terms of loss of property and life. Fire insurance, therefore, becomes essential for your business.…


Added by Priyesh Pandey on August 19, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

Wells Fargo Auto Loan Scandal: The Saga Continues (Part 2)

The blows keep on coming for Wells Fargo. Within a year of their cross-selling scandal, two more scandals have risen to the top of news headlines.

In part one of this series, I set out to make…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 17, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

An assumption that got me angry

Recently I was staying at a hotel for business on the mid-north coast of NSW. At breakfast, I noticed a group of women golfers sitting near me. They seemed like nice people.

The power of the hotel went out. Heading back to my room I stopped at reception to ask the best way to go. Two of the women were a few…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 15, 2017 at 1:45am — No Comments

marcus evans to Host the 4th Edition Leveraged Lending in the Shifting Regulatory Environment Conference on November 29-December 1, 2017 in New York, NY

marcus evans will host the 4th Edition Leveraged Lending in the Shifting Regulatory Environment Conference on November 29-December 1, 2017 in New York, NY. This interactive meeting will provide you with best strategies to optimize your leveraged lending strategies in the current competitive environment. Take away insights for risk appetite setting, funding and regulatory compliance to increase profitability of leveraged loans.

Walk Away with Practical,…


Added by Amanda Pink on August 11, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

India's Demonetisation of Rs1000 and Rs500 denominations; Incremental Cash Flow into the Banking System

Dear Friends,

You may be aware that the Government of India demonetised the highest two denomination bills of INR1000/- and INR500/- on 8th November 2016. Whilst, the usage of demonetisation as a tool to fight corruption and money laundering is debatable, the Indian case study, as per a Reserve Bank of India memo released on 11th August 2017 mentions that an estimated INR2.8 to INR 4.3 Trillion flowed incrementally (money kept outside the banking system)…


Added by KANNAN SUBRAMANIAN RAMAKRISHNAN on August 11, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Hiring the Right People is at the Root of Building a Great Organization

Great people make great organizations. This is universally true, no matter what kind of business the organization does, and what its size. Having great people in organizations is like a sportsman having an optimum level of fitness. Just like how injuries or illnesses impede her ability to compete; the same…


Added by TrainHR on August 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cultivating Your Strategic Thinking - Free book Download or pay $18,95 on Amazon

In his book, “The Wisdom Chronicles: Competing to Win”, Dr. Ted Marra made the point that the success of virtually all organizations comes down to the relentless focus on a vital few factors. The unfortunate truth is that most senior executives are clueless about what they are.

Dr. Marra agreed…


Added by Boris Agranovich on August 10, 2017 at 1:58pm — 2 Comments

The Endless “Born or Made” Debate about Leadership

Leadership, as we all know well, is the biggest factor in an organization. It is the most significant ingredient in an organization’s success or failure. An organization is known by its leadership ability, just as a nation, too, is known by it. Some organizations, like nations, have shown exemplary…


Added by TrainHR on August 10, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Wells Fargo Data Breach: The Saga Continues (Part 1)

In a recent interview I had with business journalist L.A. Winokur regarding the Wells Fargo…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 9, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Best Practices for Dealing with Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is one of the most serious issues facing the American workforce. Workplace violence manifests itself in a multitude of ways. Threatening to carry out or carrying out an act of physical violence, intimidating, harassing or disrupting the activities of colleagues at the workplace come under…


Added by TrainHR on August 9, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Guarding against Ransomware

Ransomware is a malicious software that attacks the vital IT systems of organizations. Most ransomware attacks come in the form of normal mails, eliciting that the user open an attachment. When unsuspecting employees or individuals do so, the virus blocks their access to files in the system. The attackers unlock or release the access to the files only when the ransom, usually in the form of money, is transferred to their account through surreptitious means. Hence the name.



Added by TrainHR on August 8, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Risk-ism and the Commonwealth Bank

Last week I wrote about Face-ism and that it takes us less than 200 milliseconds to form a judgement about someone just by viewing their face. A judgement that is likely to be wrong as our facial…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 8, 2017 at 1:29am — No Comments

The Balanced Scorecard is a Good Tool for Optimizing Organizational Performance

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) can be a good metric to have in an organization. It is not really a new concept, as it has been in use for about a quarter of a century, when the Harvard Business Review published a paper on this topic from Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. Initially…


Added by TrainHR on August 7, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Risk Allocation and Marginal Impact

This article is contributed by William G Ferrell, CIO of Ferrell Capital Management and the author of a new course on Global Risk Academy - "From Asset Allocation To Risk Allocation"

Risk Allocation

Since Harry Markowitz introduced Modern Portfolio Theory in 1952, Asset Allocation has been accepted as the standard for investment portfolio…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on August 7, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dealing with Disruptive and Dysfunctional Coworkers

Let’s admit it. Not all bosses and coworkers are pleasant. Many are, but many others are offensive, uncooperative, jealous, rancorous, cantankerous and what not. In workplaces, in which we spend a major part of our lives, having to deal with these kinds of people is necessary, because it is…


Added by TrainHR on August 4, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Don’t just look for a Mentor: Develop your Personal Board of Advisors!

“You need a mentor.”

If you’re like most working professionals, this is one of the first pieces of advice you heard around college graduation or upon landing…


Added by Charles David Dreher on August 3, 2017 at 11:25pm — No Comments

US Senate Cyber Security Bill

The United States Senate earlier this week introduced a bill with the short title ‘‘Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017’’. Quite impressive sounding and would have been very useful if it did indeed provide a path to improved cybersecurity for the IoT. Having read the bill I can tell you that, in my opinion, you will gain little confidence that it will improve your own cyber security.

Several things are clear from my reading:

  • Some in the US…

Added by Douglas Nagan on August 3, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Employee Engagement is the Finest Art for an Organization to Cultivate

No organization can be more blessed than those whose employees want to contribute their best and feel excited and motivated to come to work, are absorbed in the work they are doing, and feel like giving new and fresh ideas that work.  Employees who go out of their way and contribute work and ideas towards improving the bottom line or enhancing its standing in the market are priceless.

Yet, such an organization is not one that is created in the heavens. It becomes so by…


Added by TrainHR on August 3, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments


Nick Cave and I have something in common. We both fell in love at first sight. In “First…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 3, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

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