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In the beginning…there were the high-stakes / high-visibility crises events that are now part of corporate legend -- the ExxonValdez tanker oil spill in Alaskan waters (in resource-rich Prince William Sound) just as the fishing season got underway -- the deliberate poisoning of over-the-counter Tylenol pain relief pills, resulting in the tragic deaths of retail customers trusting in the product (the most recommended by physicians, it was said at the time).
News & Updates
January 5, 2020 Honda reveals that it underreported accidentsSource: The Hoops News
Honda Motor Company has admitted that it failed to inform US safety regulators about 1,729 claims for deaths and injuries linked to accidents involving its vehicles since 2003. This fact was revealed by the Japanese vehicle...
November 26, 2014 Saudis signal no push for oil cut as market to "stabilise itself"Source: Reuters
OPEC leader Saudi Arabia signalled on Wednesday it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the producer group's meeting this week, a day after Russia refused to cooperate in any production cut.
November 26, 2014 Sen. Chuck Schumer: Obamacare Focused 'On The Wrong Problem,' Ignores The Middle ClassSource: Forbes
Despite the enduring unpopularity of Obamacare, Congressional Democrats have up to now stood by their health care law, allowing that “it’s not perfect” but that they are proud of their votes to pass it. That all changed on...
Research & Insights
November 25, 2014 What people think about climate change around the world, in one mapSource: Washington Post
This map, from Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change, rounds up surveys and polls from around the world since 2009 that look at views on climate change from abroad. For example, some 84 percent of people in Argentina think...
November 25, 2014 Americans would rather adapt to extreme weather than curb climate changeSource: Christian Science Monitor
Scientists, policymakers, and activists been holding out hope that an increase in extreme weather events might prompt Americans to embrace policies that curb greenhouse-gas emissions. They may be waiting a long time, a new study...
November 25, 2014 Obamacare law means Americans will see calorie-counts on menus and menu boards everywhere next year, but studies show dramatic move might make us eat MORESource: Daily Mail (UK)
Restaurant companies with 20 or more U.S. locations will have to post calorie counts for everything they sell beginning next year because of a little-noticed line buried deep inside the Obamacare law that some studies suggest...
Commentary & Opinion
November 25, 2014 Why Are Oil Prices Dropping?Source: Forbes
With the price of oil down 28 percent in recent months, financial analysts and political pundits are all asking the same questions: What are the reasons behind this drop and why isn’t OPEC taking steps to stop the bleeding?
November 25, 2014 At Crisis Time – For Companies and Celebrities, It’s Usually Not Just One Thing to Deal WithSource: Hank Boerner, Chairman, G&A Institute
In my career of advising clients on issue management and crisis management (and especially crisis response), I usually pointed out to those in the crosshairs that it is not just “one thing” to deal with. Often, in time of an...
November 24, 2014 Is Refusing to Fight Climate Change Unethical'
knowledge.insead.edu - Commentators say those not following the recommendations of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî are unethical. I disagree. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî...
Video Interview - October 2007 - Cablevision System - New York
Governance & Accountability Chairman, Hank Boerner interviewed by host Dr. Harvey Passes - Comments on emergency preparedness, protecting your home and family, business and other topics and concerns.
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The "Wei Ji" -- The Chinese pictograph (word) for crisis and opportunity. It's often up to you which term should apply!
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