You Are What You Risk
The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World
Pegasus Books, 2021
Understanding your attitude toward risk leads to better decision-making.
Everyone has a distinct attitude toward risk. Most people don’t have an objective attitude; instead, they must work through a jumble of desires, fears and biases. People’s capacity for assessing risk also can be capricious, leading to missed opportunities, mistakes and neglect of important issues. Michele Wucker’s wide-ranging, heavily researched overview shows how people, firms and nations develop their views of risk. She teaches that understanding your own and other people’s risk attitudes can improve your decision-making, facilitate teamwork and enhance creativity.
About the Author
Michele Wucker, author of The Gray Rhino, has held leadership roles at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the World Policy Institute and the International Financing Review.
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