James Bone

James Bone’s career has spanned 29 years of management, financial services and regulatory compliance risk experience with Frito-Lay, Inc., Abbot Labs, Merrill Lynch, and Fidelity Investments. James founded Global Compliance Associates, LLC and TheGRCBlueBook in 2009 to consult with global professional services firms, private equity investors, and risk and compliance professionals seeking insights in governance, risk and compliance (“GRC”) leading practices and best in class vendors.
James is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and contributing writer for Compliance Week and Corporate Compliance Insights and serves as faculty presenter and independent consultant for several global consulting firms specializing in governance, risk and compliance, IT compliance and the GRC vendor market. James created TheGRCBlueBook.com to provide risk and compliance professionals with transparency into the GRC vendor marketplace by creating a forum for writing reviews on GRC products and sharing success stories on the risk practices that are most effective.

James is currently attending Harvard Extension School for a Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in accounting and finance. James received an honorary PhD in Letters from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri and is a member of the Breech Business School Hall of Fame as well as the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Having graduated from the Boston University Graduate School of Education, James received his M.Ed. in Management and Organizational Design in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Drury University in 1980.


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Truth is Fungible in Cyberspace

Posted by - April 14, 2017
You don’t have to look far for examples of cognitive hacking. Unfortunately, the evidence is virtually everywhere. Many believe cognitive hacking led to Donald Trump winning the presidential election. James…
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How Cognition Became a Weapon

Posted by - February 8, 2017
The Trust Conundrum Users’ trust in the internet increases with greater usage. On the flip side, as internet usage increases, so does users’ risk exposure. James Bone explores this conundrum;…
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Uncertainty presents challenges for risk management

Fear, Uncertainty, Confusion, Hope

Posted by - January 11, 2017
In the age of Big Data, truth seems increasingly fluid. This is one of the reasons risk management fails. James Bone warns against taking an “archaeological” approach to risk management…
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Risky behavior and the cost of integrity

Has Integrity Become a Commodity?

Posted by - October 3, 2016
Once upon a time, having a reputation for integrity was enough to encourage goodwill and prevent unethical behavior. That’s not the case so much anymore. James Bone makes the argument…
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Why Strategic Risks Are Ignored

Posted by - September 1, 2016
The Financial Stability Oversight Council published its sixth annual report in June, and this year’s list of the top threats isn’t much different from the one the FSOC put out…
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