Risk Intelligence

Risk Intelligence

Learning to Manage What We Don't Know

Book - 2006
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Too many executives think risk management is strictly for technical specialists. In Risk Intelligence: Learning to Manage What We Don&;t Know, David Apgar challenges this misconception. The author explains how to raise the quality of your risk analysis—-thus enhancing your “risk IQ&;—-by applying four simple rules:
1) Recognize which risks are learnable—and reduce their uncertainty by discovering more about them.
2) Identify risks you can learn about the fastest. The higher your learning speed, the more a project is worth pursuing.
3) Take on risky projects one at a time—learning about the risks underlying each before moving to the next.
4) Build networks of business partners, suppliers, and customers who can collectively manage new ventures&; risks by playing distinct roles.

The book provides two tools for improving your risk IQ—the Risk Intelligence Audit and the Risk Scorecard—and concludes with a 10-step action plan for systematically raising your managerial and organizational risk IQ. Your reward? Smarter business decisions over time.

Too many executives think risk management is strictly for technical specialists. In Risk Intelligence: Learning to Manage What We Don’t Know, David Apgar challenges this misconception. The author explains how to raise the quality of your risk analysis?-thus enhancing your ?risk IQ”?-by applying four simple rules:
1) Recognize which risks are learnable?and reduce their uncertainty by discovering more about them.
2) Identify risks you can learn about the fastest. The higher your learning speed, the more a project is worth pursuing.
3) Take on risky projects one at a time?learning about the risks underlying each before moving to the next.
4) Build networks of business partners, suppliers, and customers who can collectively manage new ventures’ risks by playing distinct roles.

The book provides two tools for improving your risk IQ?the Risk Intelligence Audit and the Risk Scorecard?and concludes with a 10-step action plan for systematically raising your managerial and organizational risk IQ. Your reward? Smarter business decisions over time.


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Demonstrating that risk management is not only for technical specialists, Apgar (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies) provides a simple model, two self-assessment tools, and a 10-step action plan that executives can use for understanding and mitigating risk. He explains how to recognize which risks are knowable and which are unknowable, how to gauge how easily a risk can be understood, and how to build networks of business partners, suppliers, and customers who can collectively manage new ventures' risks. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781591399544
1591399548
Characteristics: xi, 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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