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Paul Carroll, CEO

Editor's Note by Paul Carroll

Please join me in welcoming Safety National as the sponsor of our workers’ comp topic page. The company is not only helping out by advertising on the site but is helping us build our audience, widening the interest in our thought leaders’ insights into such an important type of insurance.

Mark Walls, the company’s vice president, communications and strategic analysis, has been leading the charge personally on workers’ comp thought leadership since long before I joined ITL a year ago — Mark was one of the original members of our advisory board.  Now, Safety National is fully backing him.

Thanks, Safety National. And welcome to the conversation.

 

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Paul is the co-author of The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups and Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn From the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years and the author of Big Blues: The Unmaking of IBM, a major best-seller published in 1993. Paul spent 17 years at the Wall Street Journal as an editor and reporter. The paper nominated him twice for Pulitzer Prizes. In 1996, he founded Context, a thought-leadership magazine on the strategic importance of information technology that was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He is a co-founder of the Devil's Advocate Group consulting firm.

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