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Organizational Resilience in the Era of Man-Made Risk: A Book Discussion

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The agile risk manager is part sociologist, anthropologist, psychologist, and quant. Risk agility implies not treating risk as a cost of doing business, but as a catalyst for growth. Once mighty organizations can be brought to their knees―and even their demise by simple miscalculations or a failure to just do the right thing. The reader is offered deep insights into specific risk domains that are shaping our world — including terrorism, cyber risk, climate change, and economic resource nationalism — as well as a frame of reference from which to think about risk management and decision making in our increasingly complicated world.

Join Daniel Wagner and Dante Disparte, authors of Global Risk Agility and Decision Making, on December 13th as they make a compelling case for the need to bring traditional approaches to risk management and decision making into the twenty-first century.

Light refreshments will be served from 2:00pm – 2:30pm.

Discussion 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

Please arrive by 2:15pm for registration.



About the Book:

Set against the era of man-made risk, where transnational terrorism, cyber risk, and climate change are making traditional risk models increasingly obsolete, Wagner and Disparte argue that remaining passively on the side-lines of the global economy is dangerous, and that understanding and actively engaging the world is central to achieving risk agility. Their definition of risk agility taps into the survival and risk-taking instincts of the entrepreneur while establishing an organizational imperative focused on collective survival.


About the Authors

Daniel Wagner is Managing Director of Risk Solutions at Risk Cooperative. He was previously CEO of Country Risk Solutions — a cross-border risk advisory firm he founded — and Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services.

Dante A. Disparte is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategy, risk and capital management firm focusing on mid-market opportunities, market expansion and equity investments on a global scale. He is Chariperson of the Business Council for American Security. Prior to founding Risk Cooperative, Disparte was the Managing Director of Clements Worldwide and Managing Director of Land Rover’s operations in 32 Sub Saharan African markets.

Moderated by BGen. Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)

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