The Secret to Successful Networking

on 08/16/2015 - 04:14 pm

by Quenby Wilcox
Networking websites such as Facebook & Linkedin and many others on the Internet have brought much attention to the existence and importance of networking; with some people even contending that facebook ‘invented’ networking. However, networking is nothing new, it has been around since the beginning of mankind.
Networking is used by people everywhere – by business men & women, by entrepreneurs, by politicians & lobbyists, by lawyers, judges & other judicial actors, by doctors & healthcare professionals, by journalists, by clergymen, by moms & homemakers, by bureaucrats & civil servants, by those involved in organized crime ...

The Power of Women in the New Global Economy

on 08/16/2015 - 03:14 pm

The 1980’s were characterized by mergers and acquisitions with corporate raiders, financial institutions and the legal profession raking in big bucks in the wake they left behind. The idea behind these M&A’s was to produce economies of scale, and thereby efficiencies in industries and markets. But, in reality what was produced were monolithic companies plagued with bureaucratic inefficiencies, which in turn lobbied governments to deregulate industries and convince regulatory agencies to turn a blind-eye to unethical, and at time illegal, conduct of corporate executives. Then, in the 1990’s the concept of ‘too big to fail’ was born, with populations across th ...

A Mile in My Shoes

on 08/16/2015 - 03:00 pm

by Quenby Wilcox
In 1959, Howard Griffin, a writer from Texas, chemically darkened the color of his skin and journeyed through the Deep South, chronicling the hatred and racism he met along the way in his controversial book Black Like Me (1960). In later editions of the book, he discussed the hatred and death-threats he and his family suffered as a consequence of having exposed the plight of the black man in the racially segregated South.
In preparing for his journey, Griffin understood that if he were to really understand the harsh realities of a black man living in the South in the late ‘50’s, he would have to experience firsthand the persecution and discrimination they ...

The 70/90 Rule & the Principle of Due Diligence

on 08/16/2015 - 01:48 pm

by Quenby Wilcox
It used to be that within the courts one had to provide a ‘smoking gun’ level of proof; that is to say, demonstrate ‘bad faith’ or ‘intent’ in criminal and civil tort cases. However, in the past few decades ‘due diligence’ has increasingly become popular, not only in the courts, but in every industry and profession. Due diligence, broadly defined is the minimum level of effort that a ‘party’ must exercise in the execution of their responsibilities or obligations – with all too many it appears, putting the bar very low in determining ‘minimal level of effort’.
For this reason, the ‘due ...