Cyber Security and Big Data: Are You Ready?

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“Between June and November of 2016, almost one billion malware-based incidences occurred”, reported Datameer.com. Ponemon in their Global Cyber Crime Study reported that Cyber Crime was up over $1 billion. Concerned about protecting your customers and your company’s data? More and more firms are turning to Big Data to supplement or provide their Cyber Security…. Read more »

Actuaries Might Be Your Best Friend in Hurricane Season

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“It is fair to say that climate change is challenging our long established risk models, especially for wind-based disasters.  In other words, what we now think of as a 1-in-500 year event may no longer be such a low probability incident as storms intensify as a result of climate change,” Sherif El-Tawil, Professor of Civil… Read more »

Hans Rosling, We’ve Lost a Leading Statistical Storyteller

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“Hans Rosling was a storyteller; he turned statistics into a performing art.” reported Significance Magazine in their April 2017 issue. Hans died on February 7 at the age of 68 from pancreatic cancer passing away in his native Sweden. The field of statistics lost one of our best public educators or Edutainer as he called… Read more »

Counter Offer – Career Kiss of Death

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You’ve accepted a new job. You go to your current boss and resign. Flattering words about your value to your current organization and flattering changes to your compensation and your job description ensue. You find yourself seriously considering staying at the job you just resigned from.     More than 50% of all employees who… Read more »

Three Ways to Respond to Illegal Interview Questions

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Illegal interview questions are a minefield for job seekers. You may choose not to work for a company with employees who ask these questions, it could say some pretty negative things about their culture, but, then again, it may just be one uninformed person for a job you think you will love. When asked about… Read more »

IoT and Insurtech: Revolutionaries of the Insurance World

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The insurance industry is one of the oldest business models around. There are many reasons for its longevity, but the chief reason is that it is incredibly cautious, risk driven and favors experience above innovation. Insurtech aims to wring out efficiency and savings from the incumbent insurance models through this much-feared innovation. It explores areas… Read more »

Asking Everyone and their Brother for Resume Advice

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Asking Everyone for Resume Advice

I’m not going to tell you not to seek out resume advice. People feel very exposed when asking someone to critique their personal resume. Naturally they turn to people who love them to give the advice. Unless the people who love you work in the same line of work as you, they CANNOT comment on the… Read more »

Credit Card Crisis Looming?

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Credit Card Risk

Excessive subprime mortgage issuances were a fundamental cause of the 2008 economic crisis. Could excessive subprime credit card issuances lead us into another recession? Reuters reported that while big banks do not give clear figures on their profits from credit cards issued, “Executives say cards are among the most profitable of any business with returns… Read more »