Home Blog
  1. Breaking Up is Hard To Do – Avoiding Pain by Planning for the End of a Third Party Relationship

    Breaking Up is Hard To Do –  Avoiding Pain by Planning for the End of a Third Party Relationship

    “Breaking up is hard to do” crooned Neil Sedaka as he begged his love not to leave him in one of his most famous songs, but alas, we all know that relationships often come to an end. By contrast, management guru, Peter Drucker, was often quoted as saying “begin with the end in mind,” and even though it isn’t as romantic a sentiment, it is good advice whenever you enter into a new business relationship....

    Read more...

  2. Confidentiality Confessions of a Lawyer

    Confidentiality Confessions of a Lawyer

    Before starting OCEG in 2002 with my colleague and friend, Scott Mitchell, I must confess that I was a lawyer. Not just any lawyer, but one with twenty years of corporate practice in Washington, D.C., advising clients in many highly regulated industries on how to best address the myriad of regulations they faced.  I helped them design compliance programs, lobby for (or against) changes in regulations, and defended them in litigation.  And yes, my point...

    Read more...

  3. Principled Performance: A Strategic Approach to Controlling Conduct Risk

    Principled Performance: A Strategic Approach to Controlling Conduct Risk

    In a 2005 interview in the Harvard Business Review, the world chess champion Gary Kasparov was quoted as saying: Think about it: After just three opening moves by a chess player, more than 9 million positions are possible. And that’s when only two players are involved in the game. Now imagine all the possibilities faced by companies with a whole host of corporations responding to their new strategies, pricing, and products. The unpredictability is almost unimaginable.As...

    Read more...

  4. Principled Performance – Aligning the Building Blocks of Success

    Principled Performance – Aligning the Building Blocks of Success

    Today’s business climate is more complex and more challenging than ever before. Even small businesses, non-profits and government agencies face issues that historically affected only the largest international corporations. Internal and external stakeholders demand not only high performance, but also transparency into business operations. Contemporary risks and requirements are numerous, ever-changing and fast to impact the organization. And, if that were not enough, the costs of addressing risks and requirements are spinning out of control. ...

    Read more...

  5. Did you help your child join a cyber-crime network that spies on your company?

    Did you help your child join a cyber-crime network that spies on your company?

    Hackers finding victims in social networking sites is nothing new. We’ve been warned about increased risk to corporate data from malware attacks via social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for years now. And yet, most companies are still more worried about what their employees might post about them on these sites than they are about the backdoors, Trojan horses and other entries into their databases that start with signing on to social...

    Read more...

  6. The Unfortunate Cookie – A Chinese Restaurant Cyber-Security Caper

    The Unfortunate Cookie – A Chinese Restaurant Cyber-Security Caper

    I was fascinated to read the New York Times story by Nicole Perlroth, about how hackers and cyber-spies are gaining entry to corporate databases through company third parties who have weak or no security of their own. Back in the day before it was considered politically incorrect, we used to talk about building a “Chinese Wall” to prevent access to information by those who shouldn’t be allowed to see it.  So, the part of the...

    Read more...

  7. Risking $1 Billion on Sweet Sixteen Predictions? Not really and here’s why.

    Risking $1 Billion on Sweet Sixteen Predictions? Not really and here’s why.

    I’m sure you’ve read about the  offer from Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans to pay $1 billion to anyone with a perfect NCAA men’s basketball bracket, and you probably also know that before the sweet sixteen has begun, there are already zero entries that could win. But what a great way for Quicken Loans to gather millions of leads with personal information, without any genuine risk. After all,  no one has submitted a perfect bracket...

    Read more...

  8. Frozen: waiting for the next best thing

    Frozen: waiting for the next best thing

    I’ve been thinking lately about where I have so often found myself over the past 40 years- feeling frozen in place, afraid to make a decision to buy a piece of technology out of fear that as soon as I do, it will be replaced in the market by something better and cheaper. It started back in the mid-70s when I was in college and contemplating the purchase of a cassette tape player to add...

    Read more...

  9. True Detective – Lessons in Removing the Mask of Corruption

    True Detective – Lessons in Removing the Mask of Corruption

    I spent seven hours yesterday in a marathon session watching HBO’s new series, True Detective, in anticipation of the final installment. And, I must confess, this was the third time I viewed the episodes, trying to piece together more information that might let me see the true identity of the leader of a cult of masked men responsible for a raft of ritualistic killings.And yet, I have to admit that I felt no closer to...

    Read more...

  10. OCEG Launches The Executive Council Forum Series

    Conversation, collaboration and creation applied in innovative ways. That’s what the OCEG Executive Council is about.Too often, “best practices” is code for “stuff we’ve all done before.” Breakthrough and enduring success doesn’t come from operating as ordinary. We must be extraordinary. We must find ways to rise above the crowd.Working with diverse perspectives and opinions, the OCEG Executive Council presents a Forum Series to create the synergy that drives excellence.  At each forum in the...

    Read more...

No related items

Archived Webinars