resume for michael werneburg

m. werneburg, 2010.01.21

"Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying." --Studs Terkel

I've found meaning in the tightrope act of achieving business objectives in a time of complex IT and regulatory realities. I look at things like market conditions and competitive forces, the internal obstacles to executing on strategy, and unpredictable things like information risks.

This has led me to a career as an enterprise risk practitioner. I got here by first spending a decade in IT, then another in strategic operations initiatives for technology organizations.

I enjoy the variety in – and the challenging nature of – the work I do. Employers and clients benefit from improved operational resilience, higher performance realized, and better ability to act on opportunities. I hope my posts to will help others who are navigating the uncertain waters of today's risk-aware business landscape.

Here's my resume.

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If I had my life to live over, I'd try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax, I would limber up, I would be crazier than I've been on this trip. I know very few things I'd take seriously any more. I'd certainly be less hygenic... I would take more chances, I would take more trips, I would scale more mountains, I would swim more rivers, and I would watch more sunsets. I would eat more ice cream and fewer beans. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it all over again, I'd have many more of them, in fact I'd try not to have anything else, just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of my day. If I had it to do all over again, I'd travel lighter, much lighter than I have. I would start barefoot earlier in the spring, and I'd stay that way later in the fall. And I would ride more merry-go-rounds, and catch more gold rings, and greet more people and pick more flowers and dance more often. If I had it to do all over again - but you see, I don't.

-Jorge Luis Borges

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