Risk Makes Sense

Finally a Book About Risk That Makes Sense For some time now we have been privileged to have Dr Robert Long writing some very interesting and provocative articles about creative and effective ways to manage risk in the workplace. They have proven very popular - See them all here You know all about Legislation, Codes …

Short-sighted Safety

Short-sighted Safety There is nothing more debilitating to human ‘being’ than hyper-fear, hyper-risk aversion and hyper-safety. Hyper-fear and hyper-risk aversion is the outcome of blind safety and ignorance. I was contacted by a person who is a parent at a school that had just banned children in the school from doing handstands and cartwheels on …

Be Prepared for Risk

Be Prepared for Risk by Hayden Collins from http://www.riskintelligent.com.au/ I walked into McDonalds this week for a coffee and noticed that their latest placemat on their tray is a promotion for Scouts Australia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouts_Australia ). As I looked at this promotion and its ‘frame’ of reference, I saw young people in the messy puddle of …

Failure Must be an Option

Failure Must be an Option The Australian Government wants to stimulate an innovation/ideas avalanche and have thrown $1.1 billion at trying to create a ‘boom’ of ‘agile’, ‘creative’ and ‘innovative’ people seeking to embrace risk (http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/innovation-statement-what-you-need-to-know-about-malcolm-turnbulls-plan-20151206-glgzhs.html ). Just like the US Government in Oct 2015 in The Strategy for American Innovation advocated Americans to ‘embrace …

The Risk Aversion Delusion

The Risk Aversion Delusion We learn yet again from the latest research that risk aversion is life and learning denying (see ABC NEWS). Research by Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine specialist, Professor Ibrahim demonstrates that risk aversion robs people of dignity and independence. Risk aversion is learning aversion. Risk aversion is creativity aversion. Risk aversion …