Bryan’s Blog: Should a Risk be Stated in the Negative or Positive?

This little blog stems from a question I read in a LinkedIn Group. The question was “Should risks be always stated in a negative manner?” My view is that it doesn’t really matter as long as everyone involved accepts that risk is not only about the downside. As most modern definitions of risk refer either…
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Risk Leadership: Is the Cloud Worth the Risk?

The cloud is worth the risk if the annual benefit minus the expected cost of risk is greater than the cost to run in-house. A simple statement, however, on closer inspection the complexity of the decision becomes apparent and the engineer in me rises to the surface. Below is the cloud outsourcing decision expressed in…
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Bryan’s Blog: Selling Insurance using the “Burden of Risk”

Often it is hard to find the positives when talking to a client about why or how much insurance they should buy. One approach is to talk about the "Burden of Risk" and how insurance relieves some of the burden. Of course you need to talk about it in their language. Many business owners and…
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Bryan’s Blog: Risk management for managing complexity

Went to an RMIA breakfast this morning titled “Adapt or miss the boat”. Great talk on managing complexity and how risk management is the solution – and the guest speaker, David Burgess of Inform Consulting isn’t even a full blown risk management consultant.  Read on for my three main takeaways from the session: More and…
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