29 Oct , 2015
Understanding China’s One-Child Policy Shift: Big Demographic and Economic Changes Ahead Today, China announced that it is abandoning its 35-year policy of limiting families to only one child. This policy has become a demographic experiment unmatched in the history of the world. Owing to this policy on reproduction, China is experiencing many challenges and risks […]
Africa, Aging, China, Data Risks, Demographics, economic trade, Global Affairs, Global Strategy, India, Inflation, International Business, Leadership, One child policy, Populations, Social Media Risks, Srategy, Winning with Risk Management
11 Sep , 2015
The World in 2050: Rapid Changes Ahead Last week, I picked up a copy of the Wall Street Journal and was saddened and troubled to see the picture of a baby Syrian boy’s body being recovered from the sea. It was all the more ironic that I was preparing to give a talk on the […]
2050, Africa, China, Demographics, Global Affairs, Global Growth, Globalization, Hispanic, Hispanic Population, India, International Business, Nigeria, Population, Trade, US, World Economics, World Economy
22 Nov , 2014
A Q&A with Russell Walker about risk management Many people think about risk management as a defensive strategy, a tool for minimizing exposure to economic crises or public-relations blowouts. But Russell Walker, a clinical associate professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, argues that businesses should be thinking about […]
Big Data Risks, BP, Crisis Management, Cyber Risk, Data Breaches, Data Risks, Demographics, Enterprise Risk, Enterprise Risk Management, ERM, Global Affairs, Global Strategy, International Business, Leadership, Operational Risk, Reputation, Risk, Risk Class, Risk Management, Risk Management Training, Risk Strategy, Social Media Risks, Toyota, Trust, Winning with Risk, Winning with Risk Management
22 Nov , 2014
Traditionally, organizations have viewed risk management as a corporate requirement, and have often positioned it along with audit and regulatory functions. Some have even empowered and titled corporate groups to “manage risk” along these lines. This charge has often revolved around managing insurance policies and reviewing reports from rating agencies, which suggests that risk management […]
Big Data Risks, BP, Crisis Management, Cyber Risk, Data Breaches, Data Risks, Enterprise Risk, ERM, Global Affairs, Global Strategy, International Business, Leadership, Operational Risk, Reputation, Risk, Risk Class, Risk Management, Risk Management Training, Risk Strategy, Social Media Risks, Strategic Risk, Strategy, Toyota, Trust, Winning with Risk, Winning with Risk Management
Russell Walker helps companies develop strategies to manage Risk and harness value through Data Science and Big Data - Analytics, as Founder and Managing Director of Walker Bernardo, LLC.
In 2019, Dr. Walker joined the faculty of the Foster School of Business, at the University of Washington, as Director of Experiential Learning in Analytics and Senior Lecturer of Marketing and International Business, where he teaches course in Analytics, Marketing, Risk Management, and Digital Strategy.
Dr. Walker was previously Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University where be developed and led popular programs on Big Data and Analytics, Strategic Data-Driven Marketing, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, and Global Leadership.
In this blog, I share my ideas and research findings on various topics. This includes how companies can best leverage Big Data and Analytics for Data Monetization. I look extensively at Digital Strategy and how firms can created multi-sided business models. I share lessons in Risk Management and Global Insights. As an MBA and MBA Professor, I offer my best tips on Leadership, Innovation, and Career Advice (for recent and not so recent graduates).
You will also find that in addition to these topics, I share ideas on Sports Analytics, Marketing to Hispanics, Food Production, the State of the Economy, Wisdom from Leaders and Presidents, Data Visualization, and my thoughts on successfully running businesses - both big (like Amazon) and small (like restaurants). These are all topics that interest me and reflect my curiosity and thoughtful reflection.
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