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Second Order Thinking: Unintended Consequences

May 31, 2020 | 3 minute read


Tips to help you examine the second and nth order consequences of your actions. Apply the principles of Chesterton’s Fence to be a proactive planner vs reactive responder.

3 Decision Making Frameworks Startups can use to Navigate Uncertainty

April 12, 2020 | 7 minute read


3 useful decision making frameworks startups leaders and boards can use to tackle uncertainty in startups: 1) Peer Plus One Framework; 2) Incident Response Framework; 3) Risk Assessment Framework.

What are the Fiduciary Duties of a Director?

April 11, 2020 | 5 minute read


Five basic fiduciary duties of a Board member with breach examples. What are the consequences of a breach of Directors' duties and laws? How can Directors best protect themselves against liability?

The Role and Functions of Board of Directors

December 27, 2019 | 3 minute read


What is the role of the Board? What are their functions and responsibilities? What are the differences between Governance and Management? Understanding the role of the Board of Directors and their interplay with Management can help you as an Executive make better strategic decisions.

4 Types of Bias Affecting Your Decision Making

December 26, 2019 | 4 minute read


Cognitive biases can negatively impact your ability to think critically and make informed decisions. Here is an explanation of the 4 main types of cognitive bias, some examples and how you can navigate them.

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