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Niching for a fight – and ending on a high note

It’s year-end, a time when many companies are crunching the numbers to report earnings.  For some, it’s been a good year and the business that comes in the last few days of the year are just icing on the cake.  … Continue reading

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Snowstruck – a risk management primer

Almost every aspect of our lives has some degree of risk associated with it.  The Statistical Abstract of the United States, a publication of the U.S. Census Bureau, tells us that 59,964 skateboarders were injured in 1999.  That figure includes … Continue reading

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Into the Wild – a point of no return

One of the books that made a big impression on me when I was a boy was “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean George.  I’m sure I was one of the many boys who read it and imagined myself … Continue reading

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Close to Shore – and up a creek

I vividly remember seeing the movie Jaws in a packed theater during the summer of 1975.  I’d read the Peter Benchley book the year before, so I thought I knew what to expect from the movie, but this early Spielberg … Continue reading

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Into Thin Air – the tragic cost of late game plan changes

(Author’s note:  thanks go to my good friend Steve Broadway who gave me the inspiration for this post) George Mallory, the British climber who died trying to summit Mt. Everest in 1924, gave his famous response – “because it is … Continue reading

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