Author Archives: DW

Intangibility, Economics 2.0 and What Makes A Modern Firm with Arnold Kling

We talk a lot about technological change but organizations are evolving, too, partly (maybe mostly) due to technology but this line of thinking also stands on its own. No less a celebrated thinker than Peter Drucker reserved a special place … Continue reading

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The Face of the Intangible Economy

In my industry, small firms are going extinct. It’s crystal clear in the reinsurance broker world but the same thing, I think, is happening to all links in the insurance risk chain from agents to reinsurers. Why? I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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How Ted Blanch Left His Dent in the Universe (or at least in Minnesota)

This episode features Ted Blanch. Ted to me is one of the greatest leaders the reinsurance industry has ever seen and one of the most underrated leaders of any industry in any era. Ted ran the firm EW Blanch, taking … Continue reading

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Sales, CEOship and Unknown Unknowns with Bart Hedges

Next on the Not Unreasonable Podcast is Bart Hedges. I’ve been doing business with Bart for years and I’ve always liked his style. Bart is an actuary, former teenaged entrepreneur and the son of a car salesman. He recently stepped … Continue reading

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The Not Unreasonable Podcast Episode 3- Don Mango

The first Not-pilot episode of the Not Unreasonable Podcast is up!  Don Mango is one of the most important thinkers in insurance. He has published numerous papers and helped, in my mind, the rest of us figure out what on … Continue reading

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Interview with Me

I did an hour-long interview with Nick Lamparelli for his Profiles in Risk podcast. Nick and I met when he commented on this very blog a few years ago, an experience that he says inspired him to engage with social … Continue reading

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Burnout

A couple of years ago I (once again) swore off exams and this past January I (once again) broke that promise. I started studying for CAS Exam 7. There wasn’t a lot of room for this. I had a pretty … Continue reading

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