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A message to all members of GlobalRisk community

“Never make predictions, especially about the future”. 
Casey Stengel 

Agenda:
1. Prognoses and predictions
2. New Discussions and Blogs
3. Risk Books contest
4. New Members Introductions
5. Latest discussions and blogs 
6. Commercial and marketing information
7.   Our outposts on Linkedin and facebook
8. IT GRC webinar with Chris McClean (Forrester), Brandon Dunlap (Brightfly) and MetricStream. 
9. Optimiize your resume for 2011 

Dear GlobalRisk Community member,

 
Mr.Nassim Taleb also known as Black Swan has recently published his predictions related to the current political, technological, financial and economical paradigms. He argued that many institutions and concepts that we take for granted won’t survive the coming 25 years.

 
Here are some of his thoughts. 
Companies that are currently large, debt-laden, listed on an exchange and paying bonuses will be gone. Those that will survive will be smaller, family-owned, unlisted on exchanges and free of debt. There will be large companies then, but these will be new—and short-lived. The pre-modernist robust model of city-states and small states will prevail, with obsessive fiscal prudence. Currencies might still exist, but, the America’s Federal Reserve probably will be gone, so the currencies will peg to some non-governmental controlled values such as gold.

Most of the technologies that are now 25 years old or more will be around; almost all of the younger ones “providing efficiencies” will be gone, either supplanted by competing ones or progressively replaced by the more robust archaic ones.
 
I certainly think that the social media will be with us despite the fact that it exists hardly 5 years and I hope that GlobalRisk community can ride on this wave for a quite some time.  

We are welcoming Tapankumar Joshi from India who became our 3000th member. We want to give him a chance to present himself to the community by creating an interesting discussion, a blog post or uploading a video. The discussion will be featured and it will stay on the top of the other discussions for a long time. 
 

By the way if you've got a frog for a picture, hurry up and replace it!
 
Issue highlights:
 
   
We’ve got many new and interesting discussions initiated in the last couple of weeks. 
Please give us your feedback and thoughts on goals for this year.
got more than 30 comments.
Things to not to say to Risk Manager got quite some responses 
   
Go ahead and comment on any of the discussions and if you have an interesting subject to tell, create your own discussion.

When you create your posting, a discussions or a video on GlobalRisk Community, it can be shared and syndicated to other platforms such as Linkedin and Facebook. We have a very strong publishing capability and in fact we share the best discussions, blogs and videos to Linkedin groups.
 

Every GlobalRisk Community member can become  a small publisher and share his/her favourite content to every Linkedin group he/she belongs or to their friends on Facebook by using buttons located on every page of the website at the top right side. Also you can share every piece of our content with other social media services such as Twitter, Stumbled upon and Delicious and others by using the Share button which is located at the bottom of every content page .   
 
Vote for the best Risk book  discussion has been very popular and we received many comments. The books that received most votes are displayed on our front page and you can buy them directly from there.
The top three books are:
1. "Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk" by Peter L. Bernstein     4 votes
2. "The Black Swan" by Nicholas Nassim Taleb    3 votes
3. Anticipating Correlations: A New Paradigm for Risk Management by Robert Engle  2 votes
3. Managing Global Enterprise Risks   by Gary Toms   2 votes 
By the way Gary Toms is one of our members and he gave me an interview last year where you can also buy his book. 
 
New member introductions.
  
Jonathan Dudek, Ph.D has presented himself to the community in a very interesting manner where he outlined his track record and knowledge as a top expert in criminology, Forensic Psychology and risk assessment in critical situations.
He also studied finance and is interested to apply his skills as a risk manager and psychologist in a hedge fund or a private equity firm. 
As hedge fund managers have been famous for successfully employing professionals from other areas, I want to propose to our members operating in this space and having hiring power to check out Jonathan’s introduction and contact him drectly. 
   
 
New Blog posts in the latest period:

The most active contributor of the last period was without any doubts Tony Ridley  who posted 4 Blogs on Travel Risk and 4 videos featuring him giving interviews to leading TV channels  and analysing the latest major events such as hijacking a bus with tourists in the Philippines.

Videos:
We invite all people from this region or who is interested in developments in the Emerging market of Central Asia to become a member of this group.
 
Take a few moments and give us your feedback
1. How would you rate the Global Risk Community on the scale from 1 to 10?
2. What shall we do to achieve the highest rank 10?
Please take a few moments and answer these two questions via the following link or just by visiting our main page.  

 
Commercial and marketing information:

We help marketing and sales managers who want to create a greater visibility for their products and services among their prospects in the Risk market with much better results than traditional media.

Companies and individuals are welcome to become sponsors. We are working on our media package for 2011 and potential sponsors and advertisers still can have chance to buy our sponsorship or advertisement programmes according to the last year prices. We are currently providing Founding, Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsorship programmes. Please have a look at our sponsorship brochure. http://www.scribd.com/doc/35061094/GRCsponsorship; We are open to discuss any dedicated solutions that might suit your organisation and budget.
 
You COMPANY page in our Business Directory.  You will get full control of the page and can include cutting edge multimedia – videos, audios, presentations, adverts, white papers, job offers (up to three), Press Releases, product information, company blog, news feeds and more. This is a much better approach than the standard static business Directories. If you are still relying on directories for online exposure and traffic then you will be missing a number of useful opportunities.
Our business model is based on a number of faithful partners or sponsors, coupled with the possibility for companies to place commercial advertisements. Do you want to be one of our faithful partners or sponsors, create your company page or advertise on our site? 
To apply please contact us via the following e-mail address: info@globalriskconsult.com

 Media Kit:  For companies considering the advertising campaign for the Risk Market we prepared our Media Kit which is available on request .   

 GlobalRisk Community outposts on Linkedin and Facebook

GlobalRisk Community group on Linkedin has been recently created http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=3701313.  This group is created for all those who can’t reach our site during working hours because they are either behind firewalls or the corporate policies preventing them to do this. 
We are also created a fan page on facebook with the same idea.

Please go ahead and become a fan of our Facebook page. Facebook is quickly becoming a next big thing and we created our outpost there, which is our fan page. Facebook connects now 500 million people and in a few years time it will grow to 1 Billion. I have studied Facebook recently and it is so powerful tool with myriad possibilities. For a Risk Manager , this is also a good chance to know about Facebook and its possibilities and threads. I want to set up a training for people who are interested how to work with Facebook and how to manage Risk from Social Media. People interested to participate in the event  are welcome to subscribe here with a subject line Social media training;
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Partner Webinar on IT GRC Forum"Simplify IT Risk and Compliance Management"  - Free to join and put your questions to our panel of experts including Chris McClean (Forrester), Brandon Dunlap (Brightfly) and MetricStream.
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Thank you for being here.
Boris Agranovich
GlobalRisk Community, Founder