December 2, 2010

Part 2: What the Release Really Means for You


Another day and WikiLeaks is still top of mind. As a follow-up to yesterday's blog post, the following is an excerpt from the WikiLeaks/Forbes Q&A interview:

Reporter: So do you have very high impact corporate stuff to release then?

Julian Assange: Yes, but maybe not as high impact…I mean, it could take down a bank or two.

Reporter: That sounds like high impact.

Julian Assange: But not as big an impact as the history of a whole war. But it depends on how you measure these things.

In this way Mr. Assange is correct, it depends on how you measure these things. To me, “taking down a bank or two” seems mammoth and potentially damaging to an already tenuous global economy. And if leaking documents can “take down” a multibillion dollar financial institution, what could the potential ramification for your business be?


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