Why People Sometimes do Stupid Things

Julia Shaw is German/Canadian who received her PhD in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Yea Julia – Go Thunderbirds! Her concentration includes false memories.  Dr. Shaw’s research includes how some law enforcement interviewing “tactics” derived from psuedoscience may lead people to recalling crimes that did not occur.  She is a contributor to Scientific …

Read more

“Inside-the-system” billing abuse and predatory fraud not the same problem

Introduction In 2016 Canada spent 10.53 % of GDP on health care benefits and services. The United States spent 17.07% of GDP.  Health care spending in Canada and the United States is ten times that of national defense. You might say, it is the largest cash dispensing sector of government. Health care is critical infrastructure …

Read more

Tranzform-security

This article posits a dynamic approach to security for critical infrastructure (CI). It adheres to recent science, pressing the edges on how we think about security. Critical infrastructures are ‘complex systems’. The human threats to CI manifest in two broad categories. Exogenous [outside the system] threats include acts of terror and other crime attacks by …

Read more

Uniform Policing is Complex

Uniform public are among the first to arrive at the scene of social disturbances, violent crimes and catastrophic events. They must make time-sensitive judgments on their personal and the public’s safety, sometimes in fraction of a second, without the benefit of conversation. Mood influences perception of events. Like everyone, the uniform police officer’s brain is …

Read more

What You Should Know About Means of Identification

Since the mid 1990s much media attention is drawn to “identity theft” and what consumers can do to prevent victimization. It is rare that a clear distinction is drawn between theft (the supply) and unlawful use (the demand) for personal information. A lack of clarity at times creates confusion and underachieving counter strategies. Although the …

Read more

Design Thinking: a foundation for Business Innovation

Submitted by PBenedicto on Wed, 02/13/2013 – 22:09 “Innovate or Die” is a popular expression among thought leaders to describe the economic and cultural climate we now do business in.  Technology’s impact on people and business continues to evolve the way we communicate, work and live at a disruptive pace.  Businesses need to respond by …

Read more

Organizational Design from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age

Submitted by rroyer on Sun, 01/13/2013 – 22:59 As the Information Age continues to evolve at a rapid rate, businesses are finding it challenging to compete in their marketplace.  New technologies, global markets, demanding customers, disengaged employees and aggressive competitors are placing unprecedented pressure on many companies, who must now rethink the way they do …

Read more

Can the Enterprise Strike Back?

Submitted by Martin Sumner-Smith on Fri, 10/12/2012 – 16:17 Most people have written-off Research in Motion (RIM) and their Blackberry platform. But then most people take a consumer’s perspective in making that assessment. RIM is making a play to its traditional strength – security. But it is considering security for both enterprises and consumers. Security …

Read more