The anatomy of risk assessment: beneath the flesh

If you can recall, the prelude to this post applauded Thom Langford’s inventive approach to risk assessment, focusing on its clever analogy to the human body. We thought it decidedly creative, a style that can and should be used in risk management strategies. This blog, keeping in line with the lexicon used, will thus move […]

The anatomy of risk assessment: Prelude

When you’re lost for words, it is the past masters who show their perennial relevancy. Plato once said: “Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” We thought that a rather brilliant definition of what it is to be human, which is to say, the quality of existing that separates us from […]

Big Four Information Consultancy roles for the taking

Defining a manager is a difficult thing. The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as being a “person responsible for controlling or administering an organisation and/or group of staff”. We wouldn’t disagree with that description, but it perhaps doesn’t tell the whole story. We particularly like the quote from Frederick W Smith, founder, chairman, and chief […]

The new orthodoxy: Bring your own device

Even the most cynical of us are susceptible to advertising and foolhardy followers of certain brands. We’d like to think we’re immune to this, that we’re individualistic, capricious and that we choose our own paths. No sir, not the case. Take for example baked beans. Now we’re not one to product place, but Heinz Beanz […]

The attraction of contract working: Part Two

  Our last post was a sort of preamble to contract working, putting its arrival in the modern world as a way of working against a wider historical context, of how work patterns and behaviours, expectations and attitudes have changed as the world began to open up to one another. The continents of the planet […]