- Issue Notes from the Editors
- From the EAS Chairperson: Farewells and Welcomes
- Actuaries Starting a Business: An Interview with Michael Frank, President of Aquarius Capital
- Does Your Pricing Conceal Your Company’s True Value to Customers?
- How Did I Get to Where I Am Today? My 50-Plus Years of Being an Entrepreneur — The Last 40 Years — Part II
- Proof that the Independent Risk Audit Is a Great Idea!
- Saying "No" Gracefully
- Started or Starting a Business, and the Role of the Education System: What We (Again) Heard from You!
Issue Notes from the EditorsIn this issue of The Independent Consultant, we again offer practical and topical articles to appeal to the Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section (EAS) membership.Full Article
From the EAS Chairperson: Farewells and WelcomesIt is hard to believe that my year as section chair is just about up—it has gone by very quickly. I am fortunate to have another year on the section council, and I will be continuing as secretary/treasurer.Full Article
Actuaries Starting a Business: An Interview with Michael Frank, President of Aquarius CapitalThe Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section (EAS) has sponsored sessions on starting a business, featuring entrepreneurs who tell their own stories. We are following up with a series of interviews, this time with Michael Frank, president of Aquarius Capital.Full Article
Does Your Pricing Conceal Your Company’s True Value to Customers?You are vulnerable to inappropriate price comparisons and perhaps to the loss of customers when a substantial portion of your company’s true value is hidden from customer view. Here’s a cautionary tale to illustrate how this happens.Full Article
How Did I Get to Where I Am Today? My 50-Plus Years of Being an Entrepreneur — The Last 40 Years — Part IIDuring the first week of my employment, my boss took me aside and gave me advice that has remained with me ever since: “Actuaries automatically have two strikes against them when they walk into a room with other company staff.”Full Article
Proof that the Independent Risk Audit Is a Great Idea!I’ve written more than once that an independent “risk audit” would be a more useful exercise than the independent accounting audit with which we are all familiar.Full Article
Saying "No" GracefullyLearning how to say “no” is a critical skill in work life, so let’s briefly explore why it feels so hard for some of us to do and then learn a couple of techniques that will make saying “no” much easier.Full Article
Started or Starting a Business, and the Role of the Education System: What We (Again) Heard from You!As part of the Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section’s (EAS’s) ongoing aim to assist actuaries with starting a business, we sought input from business creators via a summer 2012 survey of the EAS to help guide fellow entrepreneurs.Full Article