Risk Stories!

Risk Stories!

Michael Puldy, CEO of Puldy Resiliency Partners, has a thirty plus year career dealing with disasters, crisis’, and crazy adventures. In his business life, he has helped hundreds of companies navigate through business disruption, computer infrastructure failures and data loss, caused by a broad brush of reasons including human mistakes, natural disasters, and all out cyberattacks. Through work, adventure travel, and in everyday life, we face and confront risk every day and in all sorts of unexpected ways. Sometimes the experience is amazing, and sometimes we see the darkness that exposes the core of what makes us human.Join Michael and his guests as we listen to how people confront risk, and have successfully, and sometimes not so successfully, navigated a never-ending and challenging maze of chance.


June 21, 2022 31 mins

Deploying clean power starts with people, money, and culture.  And then there’s the hardware: solar panels, batteries, wind turbines, transmission lines, and charging stations.  Solving the puzzle to reverse the effects of climate change rests on making the economics of clean power work.

Every day, Trenton Allen, CEO of Sustainable Capital Advisors, and advisory board member to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, works to build a climate-...

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If someone told you that your company could be 36% more profitable simply by implementing one thing, would you be willing to try it?  

 Janine Hamner Holman, founding principal and CEO of J&J Consulting Group,  is a diversity and organizational culture expert who has spent the last 10 years studying the intersection of brain science, emotional intelligence and communication.  

We are at a tipping point with the epidemic of employ...

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Nick Warner, formerly an A-list lobbyist in Sacramento, California, and now a business and career coach, talks about his lobbyist days, and how he balanced lobbying with running a successful business.

Have a notepad ready because this episode is chalked full of business axioms, media sound bites, and a quick inside glimpse of how the legal system really works. 

 And then there’s the career basics:

“You are only as good as what you are...

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“The people who create technology must represent the communities that use it.”   

In today’s episode, Michael discusses software development and diversity in technology with Dan Draper.  Dan is an entrepreneur, software developer and diversity champion, the CEO and founder of CipherStash, and the producer of the documentary “Debugging Diversity” where he uncovers issues facing women in technology.

Programming data security is tricky ...

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Every business, no matter how big or small, can be the target of cybercrime.  From his vantage point of  author, educator, podcaster and founder and CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities, visionary Kip Boyle discusses cyber security.  

 Why do so many senior decision makers not invest in cyber security? Unfortunately, too many are not interested in preventing a problem until they feel the pain directly or are close to someone who is suffe...

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March 8, 2022 24 mins

The topic of money laundering sparks thoughts of recent TV series like “Breaking Bad” and “Ozark.” However, this is a real-life problem that is challenging regulators around the world. Jamie Ramirez is a regtech thought leader, and Founder and CEO of Preventor.  

The methods of money laundering are constantly changing, and the criminals are becoming more creative hiding their cash. Fortunately, the technology to detect these crimes ...

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February 22, 2022 36 mins

Today’s episode highlights the good news and the bad news about the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Dr. Ron Baecker. Dr. Baecker is an author, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Toronto University, and Founder and Chairman of the non-profit Computers and Society Organization.  

Ron explains how some areas of AI are mature and working successfully.  However, there are other areas of AI that Ron considers imm...

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What do cave diving, nursing and data analysis have in common?  Meet Sari Megan Kern, CEO of Alpha Data Strategies.  

Many calculations go into determining the critical factors necessary for a safe and successful dive.  Nursing and dealing with medical issues is also based on strong data.  As Sari explains, you cannot make good decisions without data!  Data maximizes your opportunities for success, and data drives decision making – ...

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January 25, 2022 31 mins

Hold on to your hat for this episode with Moose!  Moose Mutlow is an adventurer, author, educator and rescuer.  Since 2002 Moose has been a member and senior trainer of Yosemite Search and Rescue.  He is also the Lead Trainer for Family Liaison Officers for the National Park Service.  

Moose gives us an uncensored view of what life is like inside the world of search and rescue.  As Moose puts it, “In search and rescue you inherit so...

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January 11, 2022 30 mins

In this episode, Michael talks with Belle Walker, founder of Belleview Consulting.

Risks can be found in the darkest corners of a business. And, all too often organization dynamics, including poorly defined reporting structures, inefficient approval processes, and overly complicated product manufacturing programs act as silent killers -- quietly and methodically sapping the life of a business and its employees.

Belle is an Organizati...

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Today’s episode focuses on the legal side of cyberattacks and threats.  

 Robert Braun, an attorney who specializes in cybersecurity and privacy, talks with Michael about the risks involved when a breach happens.  Robert explains that even though more and more companies are becoming security and privacy aware, many still don’t understand the real threats involved with “bad” security.  

The decisions regarding privacy and security mus...

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November 12, 2021 33 mins

Today Michael speaks with Karen Donoghue, author of patents and books, mobile app developer and owner of the company HumanLogic.  Working with both startups and global 100 companies, Karen has built her career around design and the user experience as it relates to software and technology. 

Over the years, Karen has seen a shift in the software development industry where tight release cycles result in de-prioritizing the user experie...

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November 9, 2021 32 mins

Dr. Stan Stahl is founder and leader of the non-profit organization Secure The Village.  

Stan talks with us about taking a grass roots approach to cybersecurity. He believes at the heart of information security is a conversation. Businesses must pull the right people together to talk about cybersecurity, truly have a program in place and then move that program forward!  

Stan also focuses on educating the residential and consumer ma...

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October 26, 2021 32 mins

In this episode, we talk with Steven Colby, an intellectual property attorney at Rimon Law, and owner of more than 15 patents.  Steven has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and started his career as an engineer building instruments to test chemicals before jumping to the law track. 

During his early engineering and teaching career, he acquired his patent experience before going all in with a multi-decade career in IP law.

Steven describe...

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October 12, 2021 34 mins

Stevan Bernard, founder of Bernard Global, has spent his career protecting people, protecting businesses, and protecting reputations.  And through this experience, Stevan has seen and experienced crises and disasters that most of us have only read about.  Most publicly was during his tenure at Sony Pictures Entertainment where he was an Executive Vice President during the highly public cyberattack of 2014.

Every company is somewhere...

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We are once again with Flick March, Director of Security and Resiliency for Europe, Middle East and Africa at the IBM spinoff company, Kindryl.

When we last spoke to Flick in December, the topic was ransomware and all the crazy exposures she sees with companies and how they manage IT risk.  

In the last six months, ransomware has become a worldwide epidemic, and unfortunately, the concern for business risk managem...

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Blair Palese, co-founder and former CEO of 350.org Australia, has spent her entire career  protecting our planet. Her passion and commitment to saving the planet was once a unique voice while today Blair is one voice of millions around the globe fighting for climate justice.

It isn’t easy to problem-solve solutions around climate change.  There are big equity issues involved.  Blair walks us through some of the major changes in how ...

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May 11, 2021 37 mins

In this episode, we spotlight one of our four critical business continuity scenarios: what happens when employees are unavailable?

Michelle Vincent, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales for MADI Corporation, spends her days, nights and weekends helping companies figure out how to keep their shops open if the time comes for employees to walk off the job. 

When employees strike, emotions run high, and anxieties an...

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April 27, 2021 42 mins

One of the biggest risks in business is owner dependency.  A business that can’t transition doesn’t hold a lot of value to a buyer. This is where Tom Bronson, CEO of Mastery Partners, saves the day.

Tom has bought and sold over 100 businesses, and today works with business owners to design and execute their ultimate transition strategy. The author of the book, “Maximize Business Value,” and host of the podcast of the same name, Tom ...

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Meet Mrs. Preparedness.   

Doniella McKoy is a rising star in the business continuity field.  Her experience in business continuity and risk management began with a business undergraduate degree coupled with a master’s degree in Emergency Management.  Previous experience working for FEMA and being a member of New York City’s Emergency Management Team only fueled her passion for managing and reducing both business and personal risk. 


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