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Failure is an Option: Learn How to Turn Failure into an Advantage

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2010.
We are all familiar with failures and yet failures carry a negative stigma to both individuals and companies. Just as the phoenix can rise from the ashes, successful individuals and companies are those who have successfully turned failures into advantages. Join us to learn from our speaker the art of calculating risks and taking charge of setbacks. You too can turn failures into success.

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Executive View – How should a chemical company measure risk when evaluating investment opportunities? Part 2 of 2.

EVENT DATE: January 2010.
The Four Valleys question. Do you work for a ‘Napa Valley’ kind of business? Is it in ‘Happy Valley’? Or could it be heading for ‘Death Valley’? Last month, we looked at strategic risk – how a company might evaluate different growth opportunities by using the Ansoff Matrix. This month, we look at how a company can manage operational risk, using the Four Valleys matrix; matching its culture and ways of working to the markets in which it operates.

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Executive View – How should a chemical company measure risk when evaluating investment opportunities? Part 1 of 2.

EVENT DATE: December 2009.
Ever wonder how your company’s executives make their decisions in this recession? Difficult times, such as today’s, require companies to pay close attention to the risk element when considering any investment. Consider the recent mergers in basic chemicals for Dow Chemicals and Rohm & Haas, in pharmaceuticals for Pfizer and Wyeth, and the recent bid from Reliance for chemical giant Lyondell-Basell. Luckily, there are some standard tools available for helping with this process.

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