ERM from the Top

Since its founding in 1895, Lincoln Electric has been a top-down driven company. John C. Lincoln launched the business with a capital investment of only $200 and a focus on…

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Political Risk and the Supply Chain

Every global risk manager is finely attuned to the weather, given the potentially devastating impact Mother Nature can have on supply chains. But another kind of storm can unravel international…

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Coping with Black Swans

The insurance and reinsurance industries are in business to take bets on risks that can be identified, assessed, prioritized and planned for financially. Disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, massive asbestos-like litigation…

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The Upside of ‘Surge Pricing’ at Uber

The company is criticized for jacking up prices during periods of high demand but economists say that they are simply letting data on market conditions dictate pricing. This past winter,…

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EVA and the Private Company

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Every company seeks the perfect measurement quantifying its performance against strategy. Historically, the corporate world has relied on an alphabet soup of acronyms—EPS, ROE, ROI, EBITDA and TSR, to cite…

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