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I NEED AN ANAGRAM FOR “HIS VIRAL RAG”

December 01, 2016

A name can be evocative. It can even shape one’s destiny.

SHARING IS CARING: EMPLOYER HEALTH BENEFITS EDITION

November 10, 2016

If you’re a meteorologist, there are always going to be multi-colored splotches and splatters on your Doppler radar screen. The trick is knowing which ones are worth your attention, and which ones you can ignore.

Three New Hires—Which One is Which?

October 14, 2016

Ever heard of Krav Maga? It’s an Israeli martial art that focuses on overwhelming offense. So, if someone hits you once, you hit them back 15 or 20 times. Colloquially, that’s known as “punches in bunches.”

WE ALREADY HAD SAFFRON

September 26, 2016

It takes all kinds to make the risk management world go ‘round. And we revel in that. When it comes to personnel, Ashton Tiffany is a gorgeous mosaic, a rich tapestry, a majestic melting pot.

SCARIER THAN SHARK WEEK

August 01, 2016

Cyber security. You’ve been hearing that phrase for years now. You’ve seen the headlines when big firms suffer a security breach. Perhaps you’ve wondered how secure your own information is, whether you were doing enough to protect it, and what would happen if ever your IT systems or processes came under serious attack.

CHARITY, CLOSE TO HOME

July 21, 2016

Are you a young shaver who wants to manage risk someday? Heads-up: You can’t just turn up, find a risk, and call dibs. No, your job will entail specific responsibilities, and a particular aesthetic.

ONE’S AN ANECDOTE. TWO ARE DATA.

June 26, 2016

When a thing happens once, it can be dismissed as a fluke. Like that time I went through the McDonald’s drive-thru, ordered a sack of chocolate chip cookies, and got four rather than the prescribed three. I went back to that same McDonald’s twice a day for seven years, figuring that if I’d beaten the system once, it was bound to happen again.

POCATELLO, IDAHO IS REAL

June 24, 2016

We know this because our new accountant, Troy Nield, is from there. And sure, he likes potatoes, fly fishing, Buster Bronco, the Mountain Bluejay, lentils, Napoleon Dynamite, Albertson’s, Ezra Pound, skinny dipping in the Snake River, and the Bear Lake monster.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

May 09, 2016

On the office wall of one of our co-principals, John Ashton, hangs a sprawling, hand-painted portrait of a 1970s-era Burt Reynolds in repose. (It’s a re-creation of an iconic Cosmo cover.) When you enter John’s office for the first time—whammo!—that eyeful of Burt establishes a certain mood.

TRIAGE NURSING...INSIDE THESE WALLS

April 18, 2016

Risk management has a reputation as a “gray” profession, but it can be fascinating stuff. Really! For one thing, it lends itself to innovation.