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The Not Unprofessional Podcast

This episode is an experiment. Actuaries need to attest to having done 30 hours a year of continuing education and three of those need to be in what we call “professionalism” which can loosely be thought of as ethics for … Continue reading

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Disruption in Insurance: Harder than it Looks

I wrote the following long form essay for an industry publication. Enjoy! Disruption in Insurance: Harder than it Looks I think it was AirBnB that did it best. And I suppose Uber. These two companies introduced a new way of … Continue reading

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Turning Reinsurers Around With Joe Taranto

Joe Taranto is one of the most successful reinsurance executives in the last 40 years. He has turned around and taken public two reinsurers who even today are very prominent and successful companies: Transatlantic Reinsurance Company and Everest Re, the … Continue reading

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Robin Hanson Will Blow Your Mind

The latest guest on the Not Unreasonable Podcast is Robin Hanson (read his blog!) Robin is one of the most original thinkers of our time. I’ll borrow a description from Bryan Caplan, who I think described him best: When the … Continue reading

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In Love with Chaos with Michel de Lecq Marguerie

This episode features Michel de Lecq Marguerie. Michel, a most English sounding fellow with a most french sounding name, is one of the most creative deal makers I’ve ever met. On paper his creativity shouldn’t surprise us: Michel is an … Continue reading

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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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