Global Risk Agility Organizational Resilience in the Era of Man-made Risk
"Globalization's 'interconnectedness' is moderating our tribal savage instincts; Conflict has become a growth industry. This book reveals what diplomats know - if you accept a risk environment for its hidden opportunities, your interests will be greater, and better served. The rest is up to us -- to be able to identify risks and realize those opportunities. The authors' lens adds clarity to this risk/opportunity landscape to illustrate that agility, not fear, will capture those opportunities. Wagner and Disparte split the atom on risk, and their book shows how to harness it."
Hugh T. Dugan, U.S. Department of State career diplomat, senior advisor to ten U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar of UN Studies, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University (USA).
"A true treasure chest of insights that provides the reader with a clear understanding of how risk can be managed. Global Risk Agility is a wonderful tour de force across the shifting landscapes of risk, providing deep insights about how to navigate our globalized and interconnected world. A must read for business executives and anyone who has been entrusted with risk preparedness."
Georg Kell, Chief Architect and former CEO of the United Nations Global Compact (USA).
"Globalization offers enormous opportunities, but also exposes companies to a host of risks that span the continuum from currency volatility and geopolitics to cyber security and climate change. Risk management is complex, layered and multifaceted, and requires interdisciplinary coordination and insight. Threats abound, and their capacity to undermine customer trust and market confidence can level incalculable damage."Global Risk Agility and Decision Making" thoughtfully examines these threats and makes the case that containing risk is not only a strategic imperative, but essential to organizational survival in the 21st century."
Wanda Felton, Vice Chair and First Vice President, The Export-Import Bank of the United States (USA).
"Global Risk Agility and Decision Making is a must read for government officials (either elected or career), for business men and women, and for all those who value their economic future. Sun Tzu famously said in his epic book The Art of War, "if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." That book is a must read at every military school. Wagner and Disparte's book gives you the knowledge and ability to know about the enemy --risk -- and what the threats are. They address innovation, agility, and preparation, along with a treasure trove of other recommendations. Put this book at the top of your reading list for 2016!"
Steve Cheney, Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps (Retired) and CEO of the American Security Project (USA).
"What I particularly valued about this book is the emphasis the authors place on the importance of achieving risk agility. Agile entrepreneurs always anticipate, innovate, and where possible, avoid headwinds, by changing tack and direction. Professional risk managers must do the same, and this book drives that point home very effectively."
Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings & Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (Nigeria).