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In business and government, think differently - The Globe and Mail
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, May. 16 2015

here’s the paradox. At a time when creativity is relentlessly driving change in so much of our world, many would limit governments to managing their way through, rather than working with others to solve problems.

It started in the 1980s and ’90s, when we decided governments needed to become “more like businesses,” adopting the metrics – and vocabulary – of corporations. Citizens became “clients.” Compliance replaced creativity.

The job of government was defined in terms of its “efficiency,” and the emphasis was placed on the minimal “must do” instead of the aspirational “can be.”

Of course, governments have to demonstrate good stewardship of public resources. But if all they do is count change, it limits their ability to effect change. The fact is when big problems arise – whether it’s a financial crisis like 2008 or a tragedy like Lac-Mégantic – people’s first instinct is to look to government for a solution.

Yet opinion researchers tell us that people are increasingly disappointed with our collective response to the issues that matter most: income inequality, health care for the elderly, climate change and so on....It’s about different government. This is about government moving away from a manager’s obsession with doing things better to a leader’s focus on doing better things. Think of fostering innovation, being open to new ideas, encouraging experimentation, rewarding risk-taking. And, frankly, accepting failure as a condition precedent to success.
business  businessman_fallacy  CDPQ  CEOs  compliance  creativity  disappointment  effectiveness  efficiencies  experimentation  failure  government  innovation  leadership  Michael_Sabia  open_source  public_sector  risk-taking  stewardship  thinking  think_differently  trial_&_error 
may 2015 by jerryking
Compliance with the Produce Traceability Initiative
August 13, 2013 | Food Safety Magazine |By David Freed.

The Product Traceability Initiative (PTI) was created by the Produce Marketing Association, Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the United Fresh Produce Association, in conjunction with the produce industry (suppliers, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice). The initiative envisions supply chain-wide adoption of electronic traceability for every case of fresh produce shipped for consumers.

Standard identification allows members of the produce supply chain to easily scan, obtain and register the data encoded in the bar code. In case of a recall, the source and span of affected produce can be quickly identified to reduce human risk. Products unaffected by recalls can be easily separated toreduce business risk.

Barcode print quality is fundamental to accurate identification. If a barcode doesn’t scan, packagers and retail customers must manually type in the human readable numbers. This process is time-consuming and prone to input errors. Retailers may reject cases that do not have clear bar codes and some may reject full pallets, leading to costly rework and possibly lost merchandise.
traceability  fresh_produce  compliance  food_safety  Waudware 
july 2014 by jerryking
The Real Cost of Cyber Attacks -
Feb 16 2012 Emma Johnson - Sponsored Content - The Atlantic Emma Johnson - Sponsored Content - The Atlantic.

The cost of a data breach are alarming - and rising. The Poneman Institute, estimates that on average a data breach in 2010 cost organizations an average of $7.2 million, or $214 per customer record - a $10 per-record jump from 2009. Meanwhile, incidences in which companies experienced breaches for the first time resulted in average costs of a whopping $326 per record in 2010 - up from $228 the prior year.

The breakdown of these costs is also often surprising. While the bulk was attributed to lost business, the Poneman report found that 16 percent is attributed to legal defense and compliance costs. To wit, a report from cyber risk consultant NetDefense found that the average legal defense related to a data breach was $500,000, while the average settlement topped $1 million.
cyber_security  insurance  cyber_warfare  data_breaches  compliance  costs 
february 2012 by jerryking
Buffett's Ruthlessness Is Oddly Absent on Sokol -
April 4, 2011, 9:10 pm DealBook Column
Buffett’s Ruthlessness Is Oddly Absent on Sokol
Warren_Buffett  compliance  scandals  Andrew_Sorkin  David_Sokol  ruthlessness 
april 2011 by jerryking / UK - Fear factor has UK plc seeking legal remedies
By Rachel Sanderson

Published: May 7 2010
Vodafone last month launched an application called Vodafone Mobile
Recording, which enables regulated companies to record and archive
mobile conversations, voicemails and text messages to protect against
any losses from disputes.

The move comes amid expectations that the FSA will soon extend its
"taping rules" on recording communications transactions to mobile
mobile_phones  regulation  risk-management  compliance  FSA 
may 2010 by jerryking

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