Addressing Cybersecurity in the Business World

Recent events such as the Equifax hack and the breach of the Edgar system, the SEC’s public company files, are not isolated events; this is a new reality. The volume of data stored electronically “in the cloud” and the rapid pace of technological change puts everyone at risk. As quickly as we can develop firewalls and protections, hackers can create viruses and ways around them. Continue reading

Is the War on Talent a Delusion?

The term “war for talent” has been subsumed into the business lexicon since its introduction 20 years ago. This “war” rages on and it appears that we are no closer to winning any battles. In fact, I have written about it here. But a new book by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential, takes a deep dive into the topic and articulates why the hiring and retention processes in many companies are broken. Continue reading