Articles by Emily Holbrook

Underinsured Nations Are Exposed to Disasters

Underinsured Nations Are Exposed to Disasters

China heads a list of countries that are underinsured by an estimated $168 billion a year.

 
Cyber What?

Cyber What?

Less than one-fifth of companies have purchased cyber-insurance to cover exposures associated with information security and privacy issues.

 
Using the Four Varieties of Smart to Succeed in Business

Using the Four Varieties of Smart to Succeed in Business

As long as you have the self-awareness to turn your passion into a business, you will eventually succeed, say the authors of “Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck.”

 
Vapor Intrusion Cases in the News

Vapor Intrusion Cases in the News

A few real-life cases help show that vapor intrusion risk may be more than theoretical.

 
Desk Depression: A Business Risk

Desk Depression: A Business Risk

Depression affects one in 10 U.S. adults. But businesses can maintain a healthier workforce through a few simple tips.

 
A Woman’s Touch

A Woman’s Touch

With every 10% increase in female executives at the start-up’s vice president level, the odds of success increase by 6%

 
Not Just Child’s Play: Strategic Risk Management at Lego

Not Just Child’s Play: Strategic Risk Management at Lego

Lego has successfully built two things: a building blocks empire and a reputation for outstanding risk management.

 
Reviewing The New Tycoons

Reviewing The New Tycoons

Breaking down Bloomberg reporter Jason Kelly’s look into the world of private equity.

 
The CFO/CRO Relationship

The CFO/CRO Relationship

Companies need to be mindful of the possibility of creating an adversarial relationship between the chief risk officer and chief financial officer.

 
Cyber-Risks Facing State Governments

Cyber-Risks Facing State Governments

The increase in employees using their personal smartphones and tablets in state government offices has made mobile devices into a top cybersecurity threat for 2013.

 
Time Line: Fighting Intellectual Property Theft

Time Line: Fighting Intellectual Property Theft

Medications, tattoos and body armor have been the focus of some notable intellectual property theft cases.

 
Guerrilla Tactics

Guerrilla Tactics

Long a haven for terrorism, Colombia saw violence increase even further in 2012.

 
The Art of Practice

The Art of Practice

A review of Doug Lemov’s latest book Practice Perfect, which offers 42 tips for “getting better at getting better.”

 
A Time Line of Workplace Homicides

A Time Line of Workplace Homicides

It has been a tragic year for employee violence. We look back at some of the most high-profile shootings.

 
Corruption Risk Down Under

Corruption Risk Down Under

Companies in Australia and New Zealand must be careful not to expose themselves to bribery and corruption.