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Boardroom&Beyond Podcast

Jul 12, 2021

In this episode, Lyndsey talks with Michele Wucker, famous author and policy analyst. Michele’s newly published book, You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World is a must-read book to understand the connections between individuals’ risk profile and global risk management.


Introduction and Overview

• Focuses on risk (3:09)

• Brings many facets together so non-specialists can access information and knowledge (3:45)


Inspiration and Motivation for New Book

• How the feedback of The Gray Rhino book tour inspired the idea of this new book (5:59)

• How can the new book help readers understand their risk personalities (8:44)


Risk Fingerprint Concept and its Application to Individuals and Organizations

• How do various factors affect the company’s risk profiles (11:37)

• How do leaders’ personal risk fingerprint affect companies’ risks profile (12:47)

• How countries’ risk cultures influence risk management decisions (14:07)


Risk Appetite and Risk Attitude

• Chinese characters of Crisis - “Wei” “Ji” (18:40)

• How someone perceives the risk influences risk tolerance and risk appetite (20:25)

• How training and education can change risk appetite and risk attitude (23:10)


Global Risk Management and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Movement

• Challenges for global ESG movement (28:37)

• How Olympic style competition could propel ESG movement (29:29)


Is the New Generation Really “Risk Averse”?

• Why “Risk Averse” is not the proper description for new generations (33:30)


Takeaway Points of New Book (37:51)


Advice to Business Book Authors (41:20)