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Risk Management

Doing business always bears risks, such as a supply shortfall or even a black swan, like the 2008 stock market crash. Learn what strategies risks managers have up their sleeves to preempt these perils.

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The Black Swan
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House, 2007

(10)

Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times
Book
 

Stephen R. Covey et al.

FranklinCovey Publishing, 2009

(8)

Credit Insurance
Book
 

Miran Jus

Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. , 2013

(7)

No One Would Listen
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Harry Markopolos

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

(9)

Crisis Communication
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Peter F. Anthonissen

Kogan Page, 2008

(8)

Intellectual Property Strategy
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John Palfrey

MIT Press, 2012

(8)

Megaprojects and Risk
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Bent Flyvbjerg et al.

Cambridge UP, 2003

(9)

Green to Gold
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Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston

Yale UP, 2006

(10)

How to Measure Anything
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Douglas W. Hubbard

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

(8)

The Fat Tail
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Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat

Oxford UP, 2009

(9)

Fraud 101
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Howard Silverstone and Howard R. Davia

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

(8)

Hidden Financial Risk
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J. Edward Ketz

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

(6)

Real Options in Practice
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Marion A. Brach

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

(8)

The Resilient Enterprise
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Yossi Sheffi

MIT Press, 2005

(8)

The Book of Risk
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Dan Borge

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001

(9)

Owning Up
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Ram Charan

Jossey-Bass, 2009

(9)

Blindside
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Francis Fukuyama

Brookings Institution Press, 2007

(7)

The Failure of Risk Management
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Douglas W. Hubbard

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009

(8)

Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal?
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Robert E. Mittelstaedt, Jr.

Wharton School Publishing, 2004

(9)

Real Options
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Tom Copeland and Vladimir Antikarov

Thomson Texere, 2001

(9)

Managing Reputational Risk
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Jenny Rayner

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

(7)

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Risk Management

No executive likes to ponder worst-case scenarios, but any business that ignores the reality of risk management is flirting with disaster. Organizations must be prepared to deal with all potential risks and devise comprehensive plans to eliminate or mitigate negative events. getAbstract can help you protect your business by offering insightful advice culled from the latest risk management books on the market. Formulating effective risk management solutions first requires you to identify the threats that can interrupt your operation. Many of the summaries in this critically important category will alert you to potential problems you may have never anticipated. Risk can assume many forms, including production failures, security breaches, legal issues, financial market downturns and natural disasters. Your company’s ability to overcome adversity depends on a thorough and frank assessment of your risk factors and their possible consequences. getAbstract will help you to not only recognize lurking dangers, but to assemble a practical risk management plan of action.

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