D&O Lessons From Snapchat

If you haven’t heard Snap, better known as Snapchat, is being investigated for its disclosures leading up to its IPO in 2017. You can find a good overview at TheStreet about the ins and outs of the case, but here are the two major allegations: Snap withheld information regarding the level of competition it faced … Continue reading D&O Lessons From Snapchat

What Really Matters When Using Insurance to Avoid Risk

In college I studied economics but never believed in its practicality and as a result my grades in the subject reflected my disillusionment. The ideas only made sense if the world was perfectly rational, but as we all know the world is not rational and that is why economic theory is just that - theory. … Continue reading What Really Matters When Using Insurance to Avoid Risk

Cost is the Most Important Consideration When it Comes to Investments – It Always has been in the Insurance World

I read an intriguing blog post today on The Reformed Broker titled – “Two Thirds of Advisors Care Most About a Fund’s Cost.” The article is about financial advisors, not insurance advisors, I think if it was talking about insurance advisors the number would be even higher. The article seems to allude that cost is … Continue reading Cost is the Most Important Consideration When it Comes to Investments – It Always has been in the Insurance World

How CFOs are Protecting Themselves From Manufacturing Disruptions as Gene Therapy and Immunotherapy Manufacting is Being Stretched Thin

Today there was an article in STAT about the shortage of manufacturing capacity for gene therapy companies (find the article here). The article goes on to talk about how the problem might only get worse as companies pursue indications in larger patient populations and the trial sizes get bigger and bigger. There was also a … Continue reading How CFOs are Protecting Themselves From Manufacturing Disruptions as Gene Therapy and Immunotherapy Manufacting is Being Stretched Thin

What Halloween and my Kids Peanut Allergy Taught me about Insurance that you can Benefit From

Two of my kids have peanut allergies which makes Halloween a bit stressful around our house. Fortunately, our kids’ reactions are not as bad as I know some other people have it so candy in a wrapper won’t cause them to have a reaction. They can still go trick-or-treating and my wife and I don’t … Continue reading What Halloween and my Kids Peanut Allergy Taught me about Insurance that you can Benefit From

How Thinking in the First-Order Could be putting your Company at Risk.

Have you ever heard of “second-order” thinking?  It seems like an idea I am hearing more and more frequently as of late.  I became much more aware of the concept after I read Ray Dalio’s book Principles, although he uses the phrase second order consequences. For those of you that don’t know who Ray Dalio … Continue reading How Thinking in the First-Order Could be putting your Company at Risk.

New California Sexual Harassment Law and What It Could Mean for your EPL Policy

If your business is in California or if you have employees in California you need to be aware of the new law that was recently signed into law regarding sexual harassment settlements.  I know most companies will never engage in this type of activity but it does not mean that you can’t be accused of … Continue reading New California Sexual Harassment Law and What It Could Mean for your EPL Policy