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Neo-mythological risk animals

Various neo-mythological risk animals have caught the imagination of businesses and have had world-wide mediatic success. Unfortunately, sometimes even against their creators will, they generate a slanted image. Many use that image as it allows “iffy” constructs. Furthermore it offers an excuse for a classic human behavior. That is doing nothing and procrastinating. Let’s explain the point: black swans are defined by Taleb as “an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically ones with extreme consequences” however they have been used and…

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UNEP Tailings Dams report and residual risk assessment

UNEP Tailings Dams report and residual risk assessment discusses the joint UNEP-GRID Arendal assessment entitled “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident” from a risk assessment point of view. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the report in October 2017 in Geneva. The report urges States and the industry to “end deadly and damaging mining waste spills by enforcing a zero-failure objective”. We believe that this objective requires some additional definitions and details. That is to make it truly…

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Resilience, sustainability and insurance

At R&R Conference we heard the representative of a major mutual insurance company talking about Resilience, sustainability and insurance. Resilience, sustainability and insurance Resilience was defined as the ability to recover after an accident, the ability to withstand disruption and rebound quickly. The talk also discussed sustainability as it was defined by the UN in 1987. The UN Brundtland Commission was officially dissolved in December 1987 after releasing Our Common Future. The text, also known as the Brundtland Report, coined…

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Business tales, awe and success

We just rolled out our new course for businesses, entrepreneurs, startups. The title is Business tales, awe and success. Participants came from various business areas including mechanical engineering, green energy, automotive, wellness and health as well as engineering. Learn to write/rewrite your business story to plan for success. Embrace changes that will inspire awe and confirm your unique leadership. The two days event is an interactive and guided journey between literary analysis techniques. We also teach more advanced business decision making…

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Season’s Greetings from Riskope! Voeux de Saison par Riskope! Auguri di Stagione da Riskope. Buen Fin de Año y Feliz 2015

Season’s Greetings from Riskope! Voeux de Saison par Riskope! Auguri di Stagione da Riskope. Buen Fin de Año y Feliz 2015 CLICK THE PICTURE TO VIEW THE MOVIE! This year Riskope has decided to celebrate the Year End by proposing an animated Tale of King Provvidus, Riskopius, his trustworthy advisor and ORE, his faithful method. Season’s Greetings from Riskope! Voeux de Saison par Riskope! Auguri di Stagione da Riskope. Buen Fin de Año y Feliz 2015. This communication project has taken…

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Consumer trust, consumer experience and risk management

Consumer trust, consumer experience and risk management A recent article by Michael Lowenstein indicates that customer trust “is the connective tissue that holds customers, brands, and enterprises together; and, without trust, these connections would quickly dissolve.” Over the last few years Riskope have spent a lot of R&D funds and efforts to study the relationship between public perception of risks, risk assessments and crises developments, coming to the same conclusions.  If trust is not built through at least: transparent and rational risk assessments,…

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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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Skynet ‘s Terminator is happening now

 Every morning, day after day, we see rough market data, large volatility, brutal drops, sudden heaves. Some companies are seeing the market capitalization play yo-yo several times a week, if not daily. For example: Dendreon Corp.’s shares fell 69% in less than two minutes in April 2009 followed by an after hour rally. Diebold Inc., June 2nd , share price plummeted more than 30% in six seconds, before shooting back up Dendreon & Diebold shares most likely have been “victims”…

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