Israel’s Operation Orchard – Victory On A Microchip

Operation Orchard – Syria is about to go nuclear, then somebody turned off the air defense radar & Israeli jets are inbound to target. This is September 6, 2007, not all that long ago. One moment the reactor is there, the next moment a hole in the desert. Go figure! Is it just coincidence that…

Japan’s “Black Swan” Catastrophes — Implications for Consulting Firms

We need to understand these are multi-faceted and emerging catastrophes. New risks will appear as events unfold over weeks and months. The need to identify and mitigate risk is not limited to pre-event assessments; and early solutions and priorities will shift and change.  It will also require new perspectives and tools to manage complexity. Catastrophe destabilizes….everything, but it especially destabilizes relationships. The…

Game Changing Risk & Globalization

There is no free lunch. You want global reach? Well, you also get global risk. You cannot just outsource and forget, or it will come back to bite you in your market capitalization and brand loyalty. Upstream trading partners are much less “visible” while simultaneously assuming more and more control over key manufacturing and process operations. Today it is all about supply side risk and developing resilient strategies to survive in the global market.