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Why when approaching Strategic, Tactical & Operational planning one needs to know about Ostriches, Denial, and Prayers.

Strategic, Tactical & Operational planning While the world was feeling the aftershocks of the Great Recession, we wrote about 16 common Human traits when dealing with hazards and risks. Some of those 16 traits lead individuals and often their organizations to assume stances called Ostrich, Denial or Prayer, resulting in flawed Strategic, Tactical & Operational planning options and occasionally exposing them (and their neighbors, their environment, society at large) to significant hazards which could generate large unintended consequences, i.e. large risks leading to…

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Ethics in mining, oil and other natural resources fields

Ethics in mining, oil and other natural resources fields We participated in a debate on ethics in mining at CIM 2015 (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum). It was stated that more than any other industry, mining requires holistic approaches because impacts are indeed holistic. Interesting to note that when discussing about ethics everyone seems to accept the idea of holistic impacts, yet nobody objects to common practice risk assessments that most of the time censor and bias impacts…

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Corso gestione aziendale e supporto decisionale all’intersezione tra la neuropsicologia e le tecniche di analisi quantitativa

                          Riskope ha appena concluso una tournée di corsi e conferenze in Nord-America che si appoggiano, tra l’altro, sul nostro film di animazione e sulle metafore che esso introduce. Gilles Placet continua i suoi cicli di corsi e seminari basati sulla neuropsicologia e sulle costellazioni sistemiche e quantiche in Italia ed in Francia. A fine giugno Gilles e Franco presenteranno a Torino un corso di due giorni sull’essere ed il…

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State of Practice for Tailings Management Workshop at CIM 2015 Montreal, Mount Polley Failure

State of Practice for Tailings Management Workshop at CIM 2015 Montreal, Mount Polley Failure This summarizes part of the conversations and presentations which took place, as Riskope interprets them. The Tailings Management Workshop started with a Panel, Ministry, Legal and CIM, CAD positions’ review, in particular with respect to the tailings dam accident occurred on Aug. 4th, 2014, at Mount Polley, B.C., Canada. Incidentally, we reported immediately after the accident in this blog, giving “world-wide” rates of MAJOR failures we had developed…

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What a 5000 year old producer-buyer dispute can teach us? A snapshot of ancient business hazards, crisis development, and customer satisfaction in the extraction business.

Ancient business hazards, crisis development, and customer satisfaction In a book entitled “Traces of Paradise: The Archaeology of Bahrain, 2500 BC to 300 AD” we have found an interesting example of “business dispute” translated from a cuneiform tablet. The letter is quite interesting because it was actually found in Ur, so we have an approximate find spot, which is unfortunately somewhat rare for most cuneiform tablets. It’s also interesting because of the mention of merchants who trade with Telmun, a…

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