Better Dead than Alive ? – Assessing Political Risk

Since the announcement late at night by President Obama of the death of Osama Bin Laden during a special broadcast to more than 56 millions viewers, Americans have been celebrating the death of one of their worst enemies and the success of a very daring mission. Continue reading

HRM Awards 2011, What is ‘Hot’ and what is ‘Not’.

I was last Friday (4th of March) invited to present the Singapore HRM award 2011 for “Best Change Management Practices” to the winner of this year contest. This year’s winner: Kraft Food Singapore managed to beat on the line MOM, ANZ, NOKIA and a few more organizations of the same league. Continue reading

The challenges of Entrepreneurship

I just wrote an article on Entrepreneurship entitled:

NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED! It has been published on one of Singapore famed entrepreneur’s portal, Nanz Chong-Komo at Nanzinc.com (Nanzinc.Com is a website for Asian entrepreneurs to gather and find information and support for their business).

EntrpreneurshipThe Motto title of my article encapsulates the fact that you can’t get anywhere and succeed in anything in life unless you’re willing to take risks. Obviously it means that you have got to be ready to make mistakes and fail with sometime very painful consequences. Opportunity and Risk are the two face of the same coin and hence must be managed in an integrated manner. In this article I explore the too often ignored relationship between creating value and risk management. And why no taking risk management seriously is Gambling your assets away.

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Are CEOs Over-paid? Big Carrots, Blind Spots and Very Small Sticks!

The row over executive compensation has been reignited by the recent awarding of about £8 to 9m bonus to Bob Diamond, CEO of Barclays. Bob’s feisty defense of his bonus has further exasperated the many people who think that bankers are over-paid when we consider their ‘real’ performance. Continue reading

What is Risk?

The First step in understanding Risk Management and Decisions about Risk is to try to understand RISK itself! This is a challenging undertaking, a even though everybody may have an ‘idea’ of what risk is, when you ask them to define it precisely, most people will find it very difficult. Continue reading

The Risk Management ‘Explosion’

In the wake of a string of catastrophic events such as economic crises (Asian financial crisis, Dot-com Bubble, etc.), major corporate failures (Enron, WorldCom) and the rise of new risks and uncertainties (epidemics, terrorism,), organizations all over the world are now facing increasing and conflicting pressures from their stakeholders Continue reading