JC is based in New York where he migrated in 1982. In his career he served in the Royal Navy, he also worked with IBM (UK) on large experimental banking systems. After several years at UCLA he went back into business as Marketing and Strategy VP with Enigma Logic, now part of the Secure Computing Corporation (SCUR). Four years on the road world-wide and then new opportunities beckoned in academe - so on to Glasgow, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Rutgers. Now retired after seven years as a Business School Dean and building a new full-time career as a consultant, researcher, writer, lecturer, and generally itinerant academic.
His principal work is on Knowledge Management and Corporate Strategy. The focus, as always, is on the management and industry responses to uncertainty - meaning (a) the absence of key strategic data, and (b) difficulties with making actionable sense of the data available. This complements work on risk analysis and risk management with an exploration of how groups (teams, firms, industries, and nations) work together, often without realising it, to develop heuristics to help resolve the business uncertainties they face.