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July Highlights

Don’t put an Idiot in Charge (A short story about AI)

Raise your hand if you’ve heard some version of this lately: “In the next 10 years, robots with Artificial Intelligence will replace all rote jobs.” Now, raise your OTHER hand if you heard this same thing in 2005, 2000 and 1990. Learn why this has been a constant drumbeat since the 1950s on page 11

Claiming Independence from Potential Risk: A Review of “Filing Cabinet” Assets

Learn more about creating a sound Private Asset Management strategy and blueprint for your family and much more on page 11

5 Ways Legal Analytics Can Reduce Insurance Costs

Learn the 5 ways (there are undoubtedly more) that legal analytics can help claims managers reduce their employer’s cost exposure when it comes to litigation on page 11

Brexit – whatever next?

The ever-changing journey of Brexit in British politics and the news has caused many people in this country to feel punch-drunk and helplessly resigned to months if not years of upsets and uncertainties. Fairly soon we will know who will become Prime Minister and the prospects are that the country’s leaders will not be seeking to respond to the mood of the people who, in various polls, are keener to Remain in than Leave the European Union. Read what’s happening now and what can be expected on page 14

A Mission Unclear

While this article speaks to the United States involvement in Vietnam, there’s much more to the story and lessons to be learned. It was widely established, particularly in a period of Moscow-encouraged detente, that Soviet strategy sought to avoid putting peripheral places like North Vietnam at the center of Cold War affairs. However, the logic so went that the soon-to-be culturally revolutionary Chinese Communists did in fact have an interest in actively promoting South East Asian socialist revolutions by whatever means necessary, including violence and potential military engagement with American forces. What’s more, unlike as was the case with the Soviets, Vietnam was far from a geographic periphery to the Chinese, reasoned many. Read more on page 16. Don’t be one of those people that can’t point to China on a map.