Are You a Lion or a Hedgehog?

Over the last year I have listened to quite a few “inspirational” speakers, some of whom I have found more helpful than others. One speaker said that there are two kinds of people in business: lions and hedgehogs! His point was that when a hedgehog is threatened it...

Can I Help You To Trust Statistics ?

In Risk Management we use statistics a lot.  This is something we have in common with people involved in medical and other areas of scientific research.  Unfortunately, however, we are also in the company of politicians, journalists and salesmen: groups generally...

Risk Management is all about ticking boxes?

Unfortunately, many people really think that Risk Management is about compliance with a set of rules laid down by some external body such as your financial backer, your insurer, or someone you want to do business with, often as part of a tendering process.  Of course...