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Should I vote? Am I qualified and the uncertainty and risk implications

A recent article in the National Post (24 may, 2014, A17) titled “Some people shouldn’t vote” by David Moscrop (University of British Columbia (Sorry, I could not find an online link to this article) raises the question of whether we … Continue reading

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OD and Business Strategy lessons to be learned from the Roman Army

A very interesting article (http://business.financialpost.com/2014/04/14/10-things-that-propelled-ancient-rome-to-greatness-that-can-help-your-business/) by Brad Cherniak of Capital Insight was recently posted in the National Post. ┬áThis article examined 10 principles that the Roman Army apparently made use of and their current relevance today. The focus of the … Continue reading

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4. The Uncertainties in the Mundane, Ordinary and Routine

One way we differentiate risk from uncertainty is the knowledge we have about an event. The more knowledge the more risk like it is. Yet, it is possible to know a lot about something and still have uncertainty with it. … Continue reading

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3: Wittingness and Unwittingness of Uncertainty and Risk

This post will shift from considering how our thinking about uncertainty and risk (U&r) is sometimes misleadingly informed by statistical concepts of distribution and probabilities to how we and our mindsets can influence our exposure to U&r events and consequences. … Continue reading

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Performance Management: Incenting Performance both up and down

A recent article (Rail’s risky business) by Mary-Jane Bennett got me thinking about how we typically approach performance management (PM). The article discusses how railways are exposed to the risks of carrying dangerous materials on their systems. For this post … Continue reading

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Uncertainty, Strategy, and Wisdom: Making do with the best you have

Nassim Taleb is purportedly not a big fan of strategy, because of the implications of uncertainty on long term plans. Yet, organizations that are in businesses where significant capital and infrastructure like investments are necessary need to do long term … Continue reading

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Talent management: Using technology to mitigate talent issues and risks

This post is inspired by a Jonathan Low Linkedin Blog:┬áThere are many tasks humans perform better than machines. Helping organizations figure that out, is a significant challenge. Jonathan raises the very interesting question on where we should draw the line … Continue reading

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