“Lululemon: A Sheer Debacle in Risk Management” by Larcker, Larcker and Tayan

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Larcker, Larcker and Tayan of Stanford University have published an engaging short-case of operational failure escalating into a strategic debacle: Lululemon: A Sheer Debacle in Risk Management. Lullulemon Athletica were aware of the operational risk faced…

Heartbleed

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The OpenSSL project describes itself as “a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as…

Hemmi & Graham: Hacker science versus closed science: building environmental monitoring infrastructure

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Hacker science versus closed science: building environmental monitoring infrastructure, Akiko Hemmi, Ian Graham, Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 17, Iss. 7, 2014 This paper describes how a self-organising constituency of individuals used low-cost components and drew…

David Spiegelhalter

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Interview from BBC Radio 4 with Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. “Is it more reckless to eat a bacon sandwich everyday or to…

Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

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The Francis report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was published last week and is available online. The Stafford Hospital scandal became public in 2009 when the Healthcare Commission published a report investigating much  higher…