Strong El Niño on the Way?

Probabilistic sea surface temperature forecast from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble, made early May 2015, for the October-November-December 2015 average. Forecast is expressed as percent likelihood for each of three categories: Above normal, below normal, and near normal. Figure from CPC.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a “substantial” El Niño ahead, but about a year ago we also had predictions of a strong El Niño that never arrived. Will it be different this time? Continue reading →

Five Good Reasons to “Up” Your Workplace Wellness Game

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…And None of Them Are “To Decrease Medical Costs” The recent assumption that a dollar invested in wellness pays off three- to five-fold is giving way to a more enlightened (and credible) viewpoint that workplace wellness programs offer tremendous value … Continue reading →

Pilot Training is a Top Priority for Asian Airlines

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Chris Kempis, chief pilot of the Airbus Fleet at Cathay Pacific Airlines, and I spoke about airline safety earlier this year in Hong Kong.  In that conversation (videotaped here), he said that safely transporting dangerous goods and maintaining a highly … Continue reading →

The Benefits of Seeking “Appropriate” Legal Advice “at the Right Time”

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How often are directors warned of the need to seek professional advice? There is no doubt that it can be an invaluable antidote to the tendency of regulators, prosecutors and litigants to apply hindsight when bringing proceedings. “If only you … Continue reading →

Hackers: Want Some Cyber With Your Coffee?

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Our increasing use of mobile devices to transact business, coupled with lax security by software developers, makes mobile devices low-hanging fruit for hackers. Continue reading →

No Flight of Fancy – Real World Examples of Aviation Cyber Vulnerabilities

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Headlines about aircraft platform cyber vulnerabilities inevitably grab our attention, and the current furor created by the FBI investigation of Chris Roberts, who reportedly hacked an airplane in flight, quite rightly focuses the mind upon platform vulnerabilities. However, airline operators … Continue reading →

IndiGo Airlines CEO: Air Traffic Management a Top Issue for India’s Aviation Sector

Aditya Ghosh, CEO of IndiGo AIrlines

Earlier this year Aditya Ghosh, CEO of IndiGo Airlines, and I discussed the top concerns of airline businesses in his region.  “In India we are such a large country and so underpenetrated in terms of the airline business,” he said. … Continue reading →

How to Use a Private Exchange to Support Your Human Capital Goals

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Companies cannot sustain the increasing cost of health care in the long term, much less the administrative burden of health care reform legislation. Continue reading →

Tackling Economic Crime

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The UK Government has placed the fight against economic crime firmly on its agenda in 2015. Financial institutions and senior management should ensure it is also high up on their agenda. Continue reading →

Workplace Flexibility Works–For Workers and Employers

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Most of us, at some point in our lives, have worked in organizations that are rigid and unyielding. You know the type: You enter by a specific time each and every day to buildings filled with acres of gray carpeting … Continue reading →