Last Word Archive

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.

 
Panicking in a Winter Wonderland

Panicking in a Winter Wonderland

A campaign to name winter storms puts ratings ahead of science and public safety.

 
Fresh Squeezed

Fresh Squeezed

How about a nice glass of orange juice?

 
Zombie Risk Management

Zombie Risk Management

Preparing for zombies is just good risk management.