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Can we stop misrepresenting reality to the public?

We gave a presentation in Toronto. We were at the CIM 2013 conference  and  the topic was Can we stop misrepresenting reality to the public? The discussion was of course set in the risks related to mining and extractions. Summary of the main points The main points made are summarized below. You will not: manage (your) capital if you do not understand risks. be able to make proper decisions if you do not understand risks and finally, able to operate if…

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The Growth of Public Distrust

Riskope thanks Susan Zabolotniuk for this contribution. This post is a complement to the  Oboni, Oboni, Zabolotoniuk paper entitled “Can we stop misrepresenting reality to the public” presented at the CIM 2013, Toronto conference, is about The Growth of Public Distrust in the mining industry. Technical experts and the public strongly disagree in their analysis of environmental risks It is common that risk or technical experts and the public strongly disagree in their analysis of environmental risks, including industry-sponsored risk assessments.…

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Non esiste progresso senza errori

Riskope ringrazia Luca Calderan per questo suo contributo. “Il successo è la capacità di passare da un fallimento all’altro senza perdere l’entusiasmo.” (Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm)  Winston Churchill  Con queste parole si potrebbe cominciare il ragionamento di oggi su un argomento che è spesso fonte di angoscia e di vergogna nel panorama italiano: la possibilità di sbagliare e l’importanza dell’errore.  Spesso vi è infatti una credenza diffusa e…

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Maths make things simpler, rather than more complicated, bring clarity.

A discussion on LinkedIN entitled “Does anyone use Standard Deviation, Variance or similar measures to prioritise risks” prompted a reply we are now posting on the blog for our interested readers. It’s a bit technical, but it shows that maths make things simpler, rather than more complicated, bring clarity! Talking about clarity, let’s remember that the context of most of our work at Riskope is in downside risk, in various industries. When we refer below to “Consequences”, we are referring…

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ISO 31000 IEC, ISO 31010 and Tolerance, Risk Ranking, Crisis and Reputational Impacts

  Back in 1999, we were giving on a regular basis a course at UBC (Continuing Education, University of British Columbia). It was entitled “Design of Risk Management Systems”. Later, in the book entitled Improving Sustainability through Reasonable Risk and Crisis Management ( A guide to Making Better Decisions ISBN 978-0-9784462-0-8) we promoted a strong linkage between Risk Management and Crisis Management. We also stresse the need for robust, science based, risk ranking methodologies. Today we will look at ISO 31000 IEC,…

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Looking Back To Move Forward – The Risk Analysis Legacy of The TITANIC

Looking Back To Move Forward – The Risk Analysis Legacy of The TITANIC: Riskope thanks Evelyn Ramsey for this interesting post. This post is less a history of the disaster of the Titanic and more an insight into the incident’s legacy. Indeed the incident left to future risk analysis professionals a number of unsolved questions. We used public sources for all data and information and we identify this where relevant. Looking Back To Move Forward – The Risk Analysis Legacy…

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L’Aquila earthquake verdict explained from Risk Crisis Management point of view

Data for this “L’Aquila earthquake verdict explained from Risk Crisis Management point of view” summary have been gathered through media and publicly available records. Details we consider “irrelevant”  for this discussion on L’Aquila earthquake verdict explained from Risk Crisis Management point of view have been omitted because of space limitations. We will start this post by summarizing the tragic tale of L’Aquila, a city featuring many historic public buildings and centuries old residential structures located in Italy, a country where retrofitting of…

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Riskope 5 day course on Risk and Crisis Management for top managers and key personnel.

Riskope 5 day course on Risk and Crisis Management for top managers and key personnel. The Answer to specific requests. Riskope were indeed recently asked to provide a comprehensive five day course addressing Risk and Crisis Management, Risk Based Decision Making, Project Evaluation for top managers and key personnel at Investment Banks, Oil & Gas, Energy and Transportation. Riskope 5 day course on Risk and Crisis Management for top managers and key personnel. Although companies willing to commit the resources…

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