Chris McClean

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Christopher McClean

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Risky by association

Chris McClean December 26, 2007
The holiday season gave media and industry one more opportunity to discuss Mattel’s massive product recalls this year, and admittedly, I still find myself interested in the story. In this case, it was the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s article calling out Mattel’s “Epiphany at Christmas”.  The revelation: “If it’s got your company’s name on […]
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Risk Management Lessons from the ‘Mortgage Meltdown’

Chris McClean December 14, 2007
Great article this morning in the Wall Street Journal about Goldman Sachs’ performance during the credit meltdown. The company has expectations of record income this year, while competitors are faltering left and right. There are three important issues in this story — and in the sub-prime crisis in general — that all good risk management […]
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Play fair… or they’ll come after your secrets

Chris McClean September 25, 2007
I’m not usually one for ‘this-could-happen-to-you’ stories, but I’m still having trouble getting over last month’s story about grocery giant Tesco having to turn over 11 million emails to the UK’s Competition Commission for their investigation into possible anti-competitive practices against its suppliers. Besides the sympathy headaches I have for the poor interns that have […]
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