Tag Archives: uncertainty and risk

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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Decision Making and Appreciating the Outcomes – Part 2

in my last post (Decision Making and Appreciating the Outcomes – Part 1) I suggested that considering how we deal with potential hardships arising from important life choices can be useful to us. My audience includes OD practitioners and their clients. … Continue reading

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Uncertainty & Risk: Continuing the OD Perspective Journey

I have come across an interesting author (Frank Knight) in Paper produced by History of Economics Review ((2010 Summer, 52) titled “Theorising Risk and Uncertainty in Social Enquiry: Exploring the Contribution of Frank Knight. Over the next few weeks I … Continue reading

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Organizational Design Issue: Dealing with Uncertainty and Too Big Too Fail

This post explores my thinking around how to moderate exposure to uncertainty through organizational design. principles. The thoughts draw heavily upon the Work done by Nassim Taleb (especially his recent book: “Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder”) Organization Design (OD) … Continue reading

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Uncertainty & Risk: Are we good at seeing the present?

A recent blog posting (Putting Together The Pieces of the Personal Computing Puzzle) in Tech Opinions suggested that not only are we not good at seeing/predicting the future we are not even very good at seeing the present. The article … Continue reading

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