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8028258874?profile=originalAt lunch recently, I opened my fortune cookie and found this message inside: “Any journey must begin with a single step, and you can be the one to take it.” That simple message inspired me to write this blog.

Events taking place after the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris climate agreement have demonstrated there is more than one way to get things done.

A few mayors throughout the country individually decided to take action. Now, the movement has blossomed, and more than 200 mayors, sev

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8028257055?profile=originalGovernance is defined by the organizational processes used to make and implement decisions. Good governance is not necessarily making only the “correct” decisions. It’s using the best possible risk management process to inform decision-making, which has the potential to impact employees, customers, other stakeholders, and the community at large.

Optimizing organizational governance is not just recommended, it’s a moral and legal obligation. Every company, no matter its industry, product, or servi

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Taking Control of Our Money

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Taking Control of Our Money

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Public Banking Institute

This is a great introduction to public banking. America has plenty of money--but it's all under the control of private banks. This video uses economic reality, clips from "It's a Wonderful Life," and other methods to bring home the key points that banks create the money they lend, and that the privatization of finance has been a disaster. It explains public banking's potential to lower the costs of funding public goods--because, after all

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Risk Leadership: Recommended Reading

I was recently asked by a young risk professional for recommendations on good books on risk.  Here is my short list:


Against the Gods – The Remarkable Story of Risk, by Peter Bernstein – A great story as well as very informative.
 
The Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb – Some truly interesting concepts that risk professionals must understand.  It is heavy going at times as you need to wade through what I found to be not so entertaining storytelling.
 
The Failure of Risk Management, by Douglas Cubbin – Rea
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