Magazine article Risk Management

Your New Bartender

Magazine article Risk Management

Your New Bartender

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For those of you who have been regular readers of this magazine, you might have noticed that Bill Coffin's "First Word" column is missing. And that's because, after eight years with RIMS and Risk Management, Bill has moved on. He will be deeply missed around our office for his wisdom, his guidance and the never-ending amount of stories he could tell on virtually any topic. (Trust me, it was uncanny.) So with Bill gone, we're going to retire "First Word," at least for now, like it was the jersey number of a revered athlete. Instead, we will use this space to share a few interesting thoughts of our own. I also invite you to take a look at my "Last Word" column at the end of each issue, in which I will hold court on whatever happens to be on my mind that month. In this issue, I link Bill's departure to replacement rock singers.

But for those of you who still miss Bill, I offer you these thoughts shared by comedian Colin Quinn after he replaced the popular Norm McDonald as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live:

"You know how you go to your favorite bar, and your local bartender isn't there? …

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