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The Sentinel CEO: Perspectives on Security, Risk, and Leadership in a Post-9/11 World

ISBN: 978-0-470-12541-0
208 pages
June 2007
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A forward-thinking approach to addressing corporate security challenges after 9/11

The Sentinel CEO takes a proactive look-from the perspective of top executives-at the ways business has changed since 9/11. Filled with in-depth interviews with America's leading CEOs, security experts, public officials, and academics, this essential tool underscores how a business's core values can help it address and recover from unforeseen threats.

A revealing examination of the subtle and profound ways in which American business has changed, The Sentinel CEO explores a variety of risks facing businesses of all sizes that operate in a global environment. This important book includes timely discussion of growing anti-American sentiments worldwide, the avian flu, and the impact of tougher immigration enforcement on the talent pool in the United States.

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Preface: The Lessons of 1993.

About the Author.

PART 1: UNDERSTANDING SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT.

1 CEO Reflections from the Front: Integrated Security and Risk Management.

2 A Framework for Managing Security and Risk.

3 The Chief Security Officer.

PART 2: THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION.

4 Opportunity and Risk: China and India in Comparative and Historical Perspective.

5 Reputation at Risk: Managing America’s Brand and Image.

6 Imagining the Unimaginable: Avian Flu.

7 An Unintended Consequence: Security, Immigration, and Education.

PART 3: THE WAY FORWARD.

8 Lessons Learned: The Importance of Fundamentals.

9 Sustainable Leadership: Imperatives for a New Century.

Index.

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William G. Parrett is Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Senior Partner, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. In a career spanning nearly four decades, he has served many large national and multinational businesses. He cofounded the Deloitte Global Financial Services Industry practice and served as its first chairman.
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"…Parrett accomplishes what many have attempted to do but failed: making the pragmatic case for risk-based integrated security as a prerequisite for growth in a global environment. He lays out an organizational roadmap worthy of consideration. This book should be a required read for CEOs, CSOs, or anyone who aspires to such a position." (Security Management, June 2008)

"Parrett..executive member..addresses a timely topic: how companies can respond to globalization and terrorism by incorporating security and risk management into their strategic planning." (Choice, November 2007)

"...it's a thought-provoking read."  (CA Magazine, November 2007)

"Bill Parrett had done a formidable job of articulating the goal we have set for ourselves, and I can unreservedly call his book brilliant." (WorldAffairsMonthly.com; 8/2007)

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