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

3 steps to apply Monte-Carlo simulations to any investment project decision

Risk management 2 shouldn’t be difficult. So I started on a quest to come up with a simple methodology for quantitative risk analysis that will actually improve decision making. This is still work in progress, so any comments and suggestions please send them to me or write below the article. Also don’t forget, RAW2020 is… Continue reading 3 steps to apply Monte-Carlo simulations to any investment project decision

5 reasons why internal auditors need to attend #RAW2020

Risk Management Awareness Week from 12 to 16 October 2020 is a perfect place for internal auditors to learn. Risk Awareness Week RAW2020 brings some of the leading risk management researchers and practitioners to your computer or mobile phone. It is designed to raise awareness about risk management application in planning, forecasting, budgeting, construction, investments… Continue reading 5 reasons why internal auditors need to attend #RAW2020

Share your risk management story and win a free VIP pass to #RAW2020

Share your risk management story in the comments below and get a chance to win a free VIP pass to #RAW2020 (valued at $100): https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/ RAW2020 is dedicated to sharing and raising awareness. Help new risk managers, share your story. Tell us: how did you get into risk management? what are the 3 things you… Continue reading Share your risk management story and win a free VIP pass to #RAW2020

Leading in a VUCA World: What You Need to Succeed – Dr. Karen Hardy

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/leading-in-a-vuca-world-what-you-need-to-succeed/ There is a new skillset that will be needed by risk professionals in order to succeed in the post-COVID environment: known as the VUCA World! Organizations will be looking to risk professionals to deliver higher value that will go beyond the typical technical expertise of developing risk registers. Discover the missing skill a d… Continue reading Leading in a VUCA World: What You Need to Succeed – Dr. Karen Hardy

Impact of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak on Top Risks – Joachim Schulte

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/impact-of-covid-19-outbreak-on-top-risks/ This talk shows what has been done to assess the impact of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak on the most important risks of the company (Top Risks). The idea was that risk management should help the company to make difficult decisions during a crisis. The approach is based on quantitative risk management, in particular Monte-Carlo simulation,… Continue reading Impact of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak on Top Risks – Joachim Schulte

The better alternative to “inherent” and “residual” risk concepts

Few things are certain in life: death, taxes and someone in the risk community asking about inherent and residual risks. In fact the question is so frequent that I even did a short video response: To most organisations inherent vs residual comparison is a way to measure potential risk mitigation effectiveness and the reduction in… Continue reading The better alternative to “inherent” and “residual” risk concepts

5 red flags 🚩when just starting to implement risk management

Ok, the title is obviously irony, because no organisation on the planet is ever “just” starting to implement risk management” or “starting from scratch”. Organisations have been making risk-based decisions since the inception. Often poorly, but that’s another point altogether. And yet, far too many job advertisements I see are looking risk specialists to build… Continue reading 5 red flags 🚩when just starting to implement risk management

5 red flags 🚩when hiring a risk manager

One of the biggest issues in the risk management profession is that many, way too many, people who have the title of risk manager are not really qualified to do the job. Many don’t even have the minimum required education. Imagine a doctor who vaguely remembers doing biology in year 9 high school. Well that’s… Continue reading 5 red flags 🚩when hiring a risk manager

3 steps to set corporate risk appetite

Ok, the title is obviously irony. If you have seen any of my posts you will know how sceptical I am of this management fad called risk appetite. I am actually old enough to remember when consultants started pushing this concept pretending it was both new and useful. Anyway, since the concept is unlikely to… Continue reading 3 steps to set corporate risk appetite