Category: Management

The middleman supercharged

Author: webeditor

The go-between cannot be created or destroyed it can only be changed from one form or another TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT is shifting the role of the middleman in the supply chain, making practices once dominated by humans now being overtaken by... Read more

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The American View: The Inevitables

Author: Keil Hubert

Americans are asking why a violent criminal was allowed to purchase firearms, and angrily blame the U.S. Air Force for it. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger and retired Air Force officer Keil Hubert suggests that a culture of non-accountability within... Read more

Safari Going Badly

The American View: Vision Statement Quest

Author: Keil Hubert

Total Quality Management was a well-intentioned flop in the US.  Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert reminisces how elements of TQM turned into value-destroying quagmires thanks to management’s inability to communicate. One of the best ways to feel old... Read more

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The American View: Schlock and Awe

Author: Keil Hubert

Horror stories can be great fun, but they have their place.  Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert argues that exaggerating cyber criminals’ prowess to sound as threatening as movie monsters is counterproductive … and insults users’ intelligence. Most horror... Read more

Elevated View of a Young CEO Smoking a Cigar

The American View: Blade Runner 2017

Author: Keil Hubert

Cyberpunk stories were meant to be warnings; exaggerated projections of disturbing social trends. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert suggests that they turned out to be a lot more prescient than fantastic. I planned to go see Dennis Villeneuve’s new... Read more

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The American View: Helping or Haunting?

Author: Keil Hubert

Voice-activated virtual assistants are nifty little devices, but they have a strong predisposition for evil.. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert suggests that the risk-versus-reward analysis might make you reconsider how dangerous these gizmos can be. I’m not surprised that... Read more

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The American View: Why Reading Alone Is Insufficient

Author: Keil Hubert

Security Awareness programs tend to favour written content over all other forms of delivery. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert suggests that an effective program has to mix up interpersonal exchanges with written content to match users’ learning preferences. Many... Read more

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The American View: Observations from the Number Six Train

Author: Keil Hubert

Security Awareness work involves changing user behaviour. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert reports from New York City on the problem of marketing security concepts in way that runs directly against users’ deeply-entrenched cultural practices. October is ‘National Cyber Security... Read more

The American View: Work to Live, Live to Work

Author: Keil Hubert

Most Americans work multiple jobs as a hedge against an economy that seems coldly indifferent to workers. Business Reporter’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert reports from New York City on why companies shouldn’t harass their workers for holding after-hours side-jobs. I... Read more