Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's finally done!

Here's a peek at the cover for the second volume of Reflections on Risk.  So many people to thank here -- my interns and students, first of all, for the quality of thought that went into these 26 research notes.  Thanks also go to those who worked on the project -- Emily Oxenford, who edited the book; Stephanie Martindale, who tried to do the typography, despite the scourge of cancer; Jesse Brown, who has designed all the covers of our books; and then Emily Oxenford again, for producing the final interior typography.  This kind of outstanding support is hard to get anywhere, and very much appreciated.

Two proofs go into the mail for delivery here on Thursday, one for Emily, one for me.  Then we'll make any adjustments here and then set the books to go live on Amazon.com probably by mid-next week.

I am so pleased that I will be able to carry a proof to the operational risk conference in Amsterdam.

There are two blurbs on the back of the book that are hard to read above, so here they are, along with one from Kevin Desouza that appears at the front of the book:

“This second volume of Annie Searle’s Reflections on Risk continues her tradition of bringing critical issues facing our society to the forefront through a careful combination of education, collaboration and inspiration. The essays in this book are a result of her mentorship and guidance of students in the University of Washington Master of Science in Information Management program at the University of Washington Information School, and provide a window into the varied and complex issues facing individuals and organizations as we move further into the Information Age. The background and insights provided in this work should be required reading for all; they illuminate the numerous and diverse challenges we face in managing and securing our information assets in the digital world, as well as providing a glimpse into the minds that will be shaping our future. “

·         Michael Crandall, Senior Lecturer and Director, iAffiliates Program, University of Washington Information School

“Annie Searle’s Reflections on Risk, Volume II shines a much-needed lens on a range of the most pressing issues facing all firms – both public and private – today from the phenomenon of big data, mobile payments and Bitcoin to the increasing and ever-present threat of cybercrime in all industry sectors.  The sheer range of current operational risk issues addressed in this book makes it required reading for all risk managers.”

·         Victoria Tozer-Pennington, Editor, The Risk Universe.

"A thought provoking collection of essays on risk management by Annie Searle and colleagues. Reflections on Risks, Volume II touches a range of contemporary topics from big data to mobile transactions and shines light on the risk management challenges facing organizations of all sizes and forms. The essays offer much to ponder and reflect for both novices and experienced risk managers."

·         Kevin C. Desouza,   Author, Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas within Your Organization


  1. Congratulations, Annie! Your energy and enthusiasm, coupled with your no holds barred approach to living, is an inspiration!

  2. Congratulations, Annie. Ditto above! Enjoy Amsterdam, safe journey. :)