RAW2020: Death, Taxes and Uncertainty – The Myth of Control

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/risk-awareness-and-culture/ If the Covid19 pandemic has revealed anything, it is that many individuals and organisations suffer from the illusion of control – that is, that certainty is largely achievable and desirable. While (most!) risk professionals know that this isn’t the case, a vast majority of individuals don’t. However, when uncertainty is revealed as a constant… Continue reading RAW2020: Death, Taxes and Uncertainty – The Myth of Control

RAW2020: Why consider uncertainty? The value of knowing how little you know

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/why-consider-uncertainty-the-value-of-knowing-how-little-you-know/ What time should you leave to catch a plane flight? We all know intuitively to leave extra time for traffic and other uncertainties. But, how much time? Most risk analyses still ignore uncertainty, using single estimates of frequency and consequence. When is it worth the effort to estimate the uncertainties explicitly? I’ll introduce the… Continue reading RAW2020: Why consider uncertainty? The value of knowing how little you know

Why risk community rejects science, logic and common sense

First, I wanted to share an extract from the book I am reading at the moment Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life The chapter is called “I Know It Works in Practice, but Does It Work in Theory? On John Harrison, Semmelweis and the Electronic Cigarette”… Continue reading Why risk community rejects science, logic and common sense

RAW2020: Data-driven decisions for smart legal and compliance professionals – Hernan Huwyler

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/data-driven-decisions-for-smart-legal-and-compliance-professionals/ To many legal and compliance professionals, risk assessments are bureaucratic paperwork for regulatory reporting and corporate defence. Clearly, it is not adding any value for deciding the allocation of resources and controls in the ethics and compliance programs. The consequences of siloed and biased assessments can be fatal for the organization, and also, for… Continue reading RAW2020: Data-driven decisions for smart legal and compliance professionals – Hernan Huwyler