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risk management | Mar 29th, 2018

Is Your Company or Project Headed for a Meltdown? Take the Quiz! (And Read the Critically Acclaimed New Book)

Meltdown: How Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It—ANDRÁS TILCSIK and CHRIS CLEARFIELD’s groundbreaking new book on the nature of modern meltdowns and how they can be avoided—has already been named one the Financial Times best business books, one of Indigo’s hottest new reads, and has... Continue Reading →
risk management | May 29th, 2013

Extreme Weather On The Rise: Eric Klinenberg On Proactive Disaster Plans

Erwann Michel-Kerjan, a catastrophic risk management speaker, tells us that an increase in extreme weather events means we have to alter our disaster management strategies. The devastating tornado that recently crippled a large section of Moore, Oklahoma is another example of the importance of... Continue Reading →
risk management | Jan 7th, 2013

Knowing Thy Neighbor Is Key To Surviving A Disaster: Eric Klinenberg On NPR

Fresh off his recent feature in The New Yorker, Eric Klinenberg stopped by NPR to give an interview on the importance of community in disaster situations. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a great deal of attention is being paid to reviving and improving city infrastructure. However, as Klinenberg... Continue Reading →
risk management | Dec 4th, 2012

Ray Boisvert: New Era, New Risks, And How to Manage Them

The Lavin Agency would like to welcome Ray Boisvert as our new exclusive speaker. For years, as the former Assistant Director at the Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS), Boisvert studied the many critical threats to our nation to improve safety measures and risk management. He assessed... Continue Reading →
risk management | Nov 25th, 2012

Catastrophe Lessons from Sandy: Erwann Michel-Kerjan's NYT Op-Ed

"Hurricane Sandy could cost the nation a staggering $50 billion," Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Howard Kunreuther  write in the New York Times. They add: "to date [it is] the most costly disaster in United States history...but Hurricane Sandy was not an isolated event." As Michel-Kerjan, a risk... Continue Reading →
risk management | Aug 13th, 2012

How the Weather Affects Our Economy: Erwann Michel-Kerjan

Erwann Michel-Kerjan has spent a lot of time thinking about how our increasingly-unpredictable weather affects our economy in tangible ways. That explains why Michel-Kerjan, a sought-after risk management speaker, is happy with the work done in Congress last month. The National Flood Insurance... Continue Reading →