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The Failure of Risk Management : Why It's Broken and How to Fix It.

Author: Douglas W Hubbard
Publisher: Chichester : John wiley & Sons, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An essential guide to the calibrated risk analysis approach The Failure of Risk Management takes a close look at misused and misapplied basic analysis methods and shows how some of the most popular "risk management" methods are no better than astrology! Using examples from the 2008 credit crisis, natural disasters, outsourcing to China, engineering disasters, and more, Hubbard reveals critical flaws in risk  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas W Hubbard
ISBN: 0470387955 9780470387955
OCLC Number: 841567840
Description: 281 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
PART ONE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CRISIS. CHAPTE 1 Healthy Skepticism for Risk Management --
Common Mode Failure --
What Counts as Risk Management --
Anecdote: The Risk of Outsourcing Drug Manufacturing --
What Failure Means --
Scope and Objectives of This Book --
CHAPTER 2 Risk Management: A Very Short Introduction to Where We've Been and Where (We Think) We Are --
The Entire History of Risk Management (in 800 Words or Less). Methods of Assessing Risks --
Risk Mitigation --
The State of Risk Management According to Surveys --
CHAPTER 3 How Do We Know What Works? --
An Assessment of Self-Assessments --
Potential Objective Evaluations of Risk Management --
What We May Find --
PART TWO WHY IT'S BROKEN. CHAPTER 4 The "Four Horsemen" of Risk Management: Some (Mostly) Sincere Attempts to Prevent an Apocalypse --
Actuaries --
War Quants: How World War II Changed Risk Analysis Forever --
Economists --
Management Consulting: How a Power Tie and a Good Pitch Changed Risk Management --
Comparing the.

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"...shows how to identify and fix hidden problems in risk management. He uses real world examples to reveal serious problems in common quantitative and qualitiative approaches to risk analysis." ( Read more...

 
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