John Wiley & Sons
April 5 2010
Why can’t this cycle of scandal, speculation, greed, and recklessness be broken? With countless sums spent on enterprise risk management, why does it consistently fail at critical junctures? How can you hope to manage that? In a sense, you can’t – not in the way you can manage a production facility or a sales force. Conventional risk management, though necessary, is concerned mainly with avoiding risk and protecting existing assets – and simply isn’t enough for the survival of your organization.
Starting with a Forward by the Honorable Tom Ridge – the nation’s first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security – Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating the Risk Intelligent Enterprise reveals demonstrated methods you can use to help exercise better judgment and make better decisions under the most risky, uncertain, and turbulent conditions.
Based on their combined decades of experience as practitioners, consultants, and advisors to numerous business professionals throughout the world, recognized industry veterans and authors Frederick Funston and Stephen Wagner look at:
- Perspectives of those who work in risk, from business directors and senior executives to combat pilots, first responders, race car drivers, and astronauts
- How you can use risk management tools proactively instead of reactively to improve decision-making
the 10 fatal flaws in conventional risk management…
- … And their ten corresponding enterprise risk intelligence skills
- Why doing business based on tradition, habit, or on autopilot can mean your business’s downfall
This book reveals risk management to be an integral part of value creation and preservation. Get smart in your approach to risk with the timely and relevant guidance found in Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating the Risk Intelligent Enterprise.
Frederick Funston is a principal with Deloitte & Touche LLP and has more than thirty years of experience working with leaders of numerous global companies. In 2000, Rick created the concept of risk intelligence for value creation and value production. He is a frequent speaker and writer on leveraging risk intelligence for competitive advantage in complex, global organizations.
Stephen Wagner is a nationally recognized thought leader on corporate governance. In 2009, Steve retired as the managing partner of Deloitte LLP’s Center for Corporate Governance where he led the firm’s integrated strategy for governance services. He is a frequent speaker at governance conferences and directors; colleges and has authored or contributed to numerous articles on governance and risk.