Vendors = Hidden Risks

Vendors = Hidden Risks

Vendors, suppliers, service providers, and consultants have become indispensable to many businesses.  “Vendor” is a generic term for many sales and service providers, such as couriers, cleaners, accountants, bookkeepers, strategy or insurance consultants,...
How to Destroy Your Reputation in 7 Easy Steps

How to Destroy Your Reputation in 7 Easy Steps

Reputational Risk is often in the news, and we’ve seen many role models to show how to handle – or not – a business crisis. Arrogance, greed, secrecy, and easy shortcuts seem to characterize many large corporations, institutions, and government agencies. We are...
Expense or Investment?

Expense or Investment?

It’s not easy in a rough economy to perceive the difference between a business expense and an investment.  They both look like the same cash going out the door!  But unfortunately, when expense cuts are across the board, the law of unintended consequences can...