Risk Management

How Small and Mid-Market Firms Can Navigate Patent Purgatory

CEOs of small and medium-sized companies face very different challenges than Apple and Samsung do.

Why FM Global CEO Lawson is the Ultimate Insider

After 36 years at FM Global, Tom Lawson stepped into the CEO role to “sustain success while avoiding complacency” at the 180-year-old property insurance giant.

CEO Concern About Personal Data Privacy/ Security Risk Continues to Increase

New breaches happening daily capture everything from credit data to health records to fingerprints—and put CEOs and their families at risk

Why Patent Trolls Could Be an Increasing Threat to Your Company

John Chambers and Myron Ullman, CEOs of Intel and JCPenney, raised eyebrows recently by co-writing a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece in which they called for Congress to approve legislation that would “break the business model” of “patent-assertion firms,” otherwise known as patent trolls, which collectively cost the two companies more than one-third of a billion dollars in legal expenses over the last five years.

Privacy/Data Security Remains the No. 1 Personal Risk Concerning Mid-Market CEOs

Due to their high profiles, CEOs face heightened risk from credit card and other personal data and privacy breaches.

Navigating Risk: How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Mistakes

In Against the Gods, the best-seller about the history of measuring risk, author Peter Bernstein writes that the difference between modern times and the past is the “mastery” of risk. Understanding, weighing and acting on risk is a fundamental task for chief executives.

3 Ways CEOs Can Close the Enterprise Risk Management Capability Gap

Enterprise risk management is a top priority today for the C-suite and corporate boards given the changes in regulatory compliance and the rapidly evolving risks of cybersecurity, social media and geopolitical issues.

Entrepreneurs’ Propensity for Risk; Taxes, Licensing Regulations and Economic Uncertainty Cited as Challenges

Data on newly formed companies and their founders are hard to come by, but a vital component to measuring economic health emerged in a recent study of today's entrepreneurs. LegalZoom and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation surveyed 1,431 business owners who formed their companies through LegalZoom in 2012. Policy makers should heed the finding that certain barriers impede start-ups at a critical stage of development.

How to Evaluate Legal Risk in Acquisitions

Litigation does not have to be an uncontrollable factor in the valuation of any business. By properly evaluating the potential for materiality and future litigation, and the connection between the litigation and the business plan, investors can make informed decisions, with a full understanding of the legal risk associated with a potential company.
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CEO Confidence Continues To Slide In September As Labor, Washington And Covid Worries Grow

Chief Executive’s latest poll finds U.S. CEOs increasingly concerned that labor shortages and Biden-era policies will stall chances to rebound from the pandemic.