Nusbacher Associates

Welcome to Nusbacher Associates, Rina Atienza

1 March, 2018 | Lynette

Rina Atienza joins Nusbacher Associates as Director of Operations. Her playful curiosity and eclectic interests show her to be a multi-potentialite, which makes her difficult to pigeon-hole. She is a social engineer who pushes for more radical and imaginative visions to tackle ‘wicked’ problems. She enjoys cultivating connections, and values the application of playfulness. Rina […]

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Gearing up for the Brexit Referendum (paywall)

23 June, 2016 | Lynette

  Nusbacher Associates’ Devil’s Advocate, Lynette Nusbacher, is name-checked in Edward Fennell’s column in the Times (paywall) as he writes about preparation for Brexit after tomorrow’s referendum vote.  The bid to leave the EU is widely predicted to fail, but the future is made of discontinuous events.  Good horizon scanning inoculates businesses against strategic shock.

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We’ll never vote to leave the EU? You never know …

4 April, 2016 | Lynette

Dr Lynette Nusbacher, The Devil’s Advocate, is quoted in OutLaw as she begins to work with the London law firm Pinsent Masons LLC on the Event that Will Never Happen:  a UK vote to leave the European Union.  Preparing for Brexit isn’t just an exercise in what-if.  It’s an exercise in strategic alignment. https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2016/april/brexit-preparing-for-brexit-will-help-deal-with-other-business-shocks-says-expert/

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Back to the grind, dear readers!

10 November, 2015 | The Red Team Red Queen

At long last I’m done (mostly) with surgeries for the foreseeable future. My advice is never to find yourself too close to radiating sources and explosions. Tomorrow I shall post I quick how-to for explaining why we have conflicts and militaries, for the benefit of veterans and scholars observing 11/11… including a simple way to […]

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(medical absence)

12 July, 2015 | The Red Team Red Queen

Dear Readers, Unfortunately, for the 20th time in just 9 years, I’ve been badly let down by the American veterans’ administration. As a result, my health and time are devoted to that fight at present. Sincerely I apologize that I can’t be here to present my analyses for you, my readers, because I value very […]

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The Buzzer and Putin’s Ukraine speeches

23 February, 2015 | The Red Team Red Queen

A quick look at OSINT from when the Buzzer, a Russian numbers station, has broadcast the word TERRAKOTA for the last three times – there seems to be a correlation with major Putin speeches about Ukraine. Correlation isn’t causation, and it may be just coincidence. That being disclaimed, here’s what I found in about five […]

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Why shaping fails (and how to stop failing)

20 February, 2015 | The Red Team Red Queen

“Shaping” is the military buzzword of the postmodern era. Yet it doesn’t seem to work, as anyone who’s noticed the news can tell. But why does shaping fail? What can we do to stop failing? The evidence to answer both questions is all around us, so let’s have a look. First, here’s a quote that […]

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1+2=3 (A handy tool for field evaluation of sources.)

13 February, 2015 | The Red Team Red Queen

This week I’ve been revisiting some colleagues and thus revisiting some thoughts about source evaluation. Money – Ideology – Compulsion – Ego. The classic quadripolar model of a HUMINT source’s motivations. Occasionally the shop talk centers around which sort of source one prefers: The Money men with dollars in their eyes; the Ideologues striving for […]

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