• About Alan

    Judging Social Media Risk

    by  • October 2, 2013 • Uncategorized

    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.” You have seen the corporate speech. Had the training from HR. Maybe even read (or at least skimmed) the corporate policy stuffed with legalese, or God forbid, actually take a look at the current (but changing next week) Facebook privacy policy. You understand...

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    Quote Of The Day

    by  • September 27, 2013 • Daily Quotes

    “When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. ” – C. S. Lewis

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    Welcome to Asymmetric Insights

    by  • September 25, 2013 • Uncategorized

    Welcome to the new digital home of Asymmetric Insights (AI). Asymmetric Insights is a next generation technology research, analysis, and strategy firm located near Washington, DC  where focus on helping companies and government agencies navigate the rapidly evolving intersection of risk, digital security, and public sector use of technology. Why Asymmetric Insights? I have...

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    The Next Step

    by  • September 11, 2013 • Social Media Risk

    In July, I chose to move on from my position at Altimeter Group to be able to focus on areas that I felt important – risk, technology, and the public sector. So I have set out on the next step in a long journey to create the boutique research and advisory firm that provides...

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    Monday Musings – May 6, 2013

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Monday Morning, Risk

    Focus Point For The Week Too often, someone’s “Plan A” should really be their “Plan B.”  We are often confused about what should be our primary plan and and what should be a back up plan. The reason for this is because we are often in reactive mode – we focus on being reactive...

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    Monday Musings – April 29, 2013

    by  • April 29, 2013 • Disruption, Innovation, Monday Morning

    Focus Point For The Week I have been speaking with a number of people lately about disruption and innovation. The conversations range from shifts in a market to the introduction of a new technology to the impact of new government regulations and programs. I have received a lot of great ideas and insights from...

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