Last Word Archive

The Costs of Low-Tech Hacking

The Costs of Low-Tech Hacking

The rise of ransomware attacks show are evidence that even low-tech hacking can pay dividends.

 
Our New Pokemon Overlords

Our New Pokemon Overlords

Pokemon Go takes over the world.

 
Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing

Risk management and the availability heuristic.

 
Take Me Out to the Workplace

Take Me Out to the Workplace

When taking your kid to work goes bad.

 
The Dawn of the Robot Chauffeurs

The Dawn of the Robot Chauffeurs

Self-driving cars may save us from ourselves.

 
Big Brother is Watching You Exercise

Big Brother is Watching You Exercise

Organizations are getting in on the fitness tracker trend.

 
Bacon Selfies Give Sharks Cancer

Bacon Selfies Give Sharks Cancer

What do bacon, selfies, sharks and cancer have in common?

 
The Value of Ludicrous Thinking

The Value of Ludicrous Thinking

Elon Musk’s lessons about innovation for its own sake—and not taking yourself too seriously while doing it—are universal for businesses.

 
Playoffs or Bust

Playoffs or Bust

A risk management lesson from the New York Mets.

 
No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter

New technology, new annoyances.

 
The Dumber Side of Smart

The Dumber Side of Smart

Sometimes smart technology is pretty dumb.

 
Blindsided by Bad Ideas

Blindsided by Bad Ideas

It turns out that there is such a thing as a bad idea.

 
The Price of Privacy

The Price of Privacy

Everyone’s privacy has a price.

 
Evil Afternoons

Evil Afternoons

Evil is easier after lunch.

 
Outsourcing Our Humanity

Outsourcing Our Humanity

The risk of automating our humanity.