WeWork Rules NYC

March 27, 2018

WeWork is now the second biggest private office tenant in NYC, second to only JPMorgan Chase. It could easily be #1 by the end of 2018. New York makes up 1/5 of WeWork’s 13 million square feet of global real estate.

I work in the lowest yellow dot on the map, previously working at the one right above it. They simply do a very nice job of providing shared office space. I can’t imaging moving.


Origami Rocks RMIS Report (again)

January 11, 2018

I don’t typically promote our company on this blog, but the 2018 version of the RMIS Report came out and Origami Risk killed it again, just like last time. For those not in the insurance industry, RMIS stands for Risk Management Information System. Dave Tweedy and Pat O’Neill are the two leading independent consultants in this area and they put out a full review of RMIS software.

There are four major independent RMIS vendors, Origami Risk, Riskonnect, Marsh ClearSight and Ventiv Technology. First the vendors were rated on Customer Experience, Implementation Experience, System Wide Functionality and System Attributes. The first two categories were determined by actual client responses, the last two are based on the evaluation by Tweedy/O’Neill:


From the client responses, they also calculate the Net Promoter Score (NPS).

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a prominent customer satisfaction metric. User Survey respondents were asked “How likely is it that you would recommend the system to a friend or colleague in the industry? (Scale: 0 – Not at all likely to 10 – Extremely Likely).

A promoter is someone who answers 9 – 10 and a detractor is someone who rates you 0 – 6. Passives are 7 – 8. NPS is simply the percentage of promoters minus the percentage of detractors:




Stand Up – No, Seriously

September 29, 2017

A sobering Healthcare Triage on the dangers of sitting:

Every time you sit and watch an hour of TV, you could be taking 21.8 minutes off your life

11 Years Later

September 11, 2012

I have no additional wisdom eleven years later. Here’s a link to an old post remembering the friends we lost:

We’ll raise a toast to them later today.

Compared to Magical

June 10, 2012

Seth Godin has a nice blog today about product goals:

The goal ought to be to compare yourself not to the best your peers or the competition has managed to get through a committee or down on paper, but to an unattainable, magical unicorn.

Emergency room doctors

May 27, 2012

Courtesy of Seth Godin, does this remind you of your organization? I’ve worked at places like that, though thankfully it’s been a while.

RIMS 2012

April 19, 2012

For those not in the insurance industry (it’s ok, you can admit it) RIMS stands for Risk and Insurance Management Society and is the pre-eminent insurance risk management organization.

RIMS holds a conference every year. In the insurance industry, it’s a big deal. And for an insurance software vendor like Origami Risk, it is an important place to show your stuff.

As an aside, we have serious acronym confusion here. Origami Risk has the best Risk Management Information System (RMIS) on the planet (according to this blog). So we were showing our RMIS at RIMS.

This year’s RIMS conference was in Philly. Maybe not the sexiest location, but easy to get to so there was a nice turnout.

Origami had a tremendous conference. The buzz around Origami was clear as the booth had constant traffic. The best part was how many people came by not because of an appointment but because they had heard so many good things about us.

A couple of pictures. One a tad blurry:

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And one clear, before the floor opened (with some of our sales team)


Origami Risk was clearly the RMIS to beat at this year’s RIMS.