The Failure of Risk Management:
Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It
The Failure of Risk Management, by Douglas Hubbard 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.
An essential guide to the calibrated risk analysis approach Hubbard reveals critical flaws in risk management methods–and shows how all of these problems can be fixed. The solutions involve combinations of scientifically proven and frequently used methods from nuclear power, exploratory oil, and other areas of business and government. Finally, Hubbard explains how new forms of collaboration across all industries and government can improve risk management in every field.
Douglas W. Hubbard is the inventor of Applied Information Economics (AIE) and the author of Wiley’s How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business, the #1 bestseller in business math on Amazon. He has applied innovative risk assessment and risk management methods in government and corporations since 1994.