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Read Our Selection of Strategic Thinking and Risk Management Books Written by Experts in Their Field

Book Title and DirectoryBook Focus Area
8 Books That Will Help You Sharpen Your Strategic Thinking – Odu News Strategic Thinking
8 Must-Read Books on Business Strategy | by Lena Haydt | PM Library | MediumStrategic Planning
5 Essential Books for Strategic Thinkers – Strategic Planning ( Thinking
Risk: A Users GuideIn this new book, General Stan McChrystal offers a battle -tested systems for detecting and responding to risk.
Failure of Risk Management: Why it’s Broken and How to Fit ItThe Failure of Risk Management provides effective solutions to significant faults in current risk analysis methods. Conventional approaches to managing risk lack accurate quantitative analysis methods, yielding strategies that can actually make things worse. Many widely used methods have no systems to measure performance, resulting in inaccurate selection and ineffective application of risk management strategies.
Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of RisksExcellent narrative of the history of human attempts to find some order in life and how this became applicable to financial markets. There are no revelations here but rather it shows that we are still nowhere near a solution for predicting any kind of future, financial or otherwise – if that is possible at all.
Fundamentals of Risk ManagementThis fifth edition of Fundamentals of Risk Management is a comprehensive introduction to commercial and business risk for students and risk professionals. Providing extensive coverage of the core frameworks of business continuity planning, enterprise risk management and project risk management, this is the definitive guide to dealing with the different types of risk an organization faces.
Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk ManagementOne thing that will never change about the business world is the presence of risk. But risk management has changed dramatically since the 2008 financial crisis. . .and new developments in technology and communications demand up-to-the-minute approaches for defending against threats-and seizing opportunities.
Identifying and Managing Project RisksDrawing on real-world situations and hundreds of examples, the book outlines proven methods, demonstrating key ideas for project risk planning and showing how to use high-level risk assessment tools. Analyzing aspects such as available resources, project scope, and scheduling, this new edition also explores the growing area of Enterprise Risk Management. Comprehensive and completely up-to-date, this book helps readers determine risk factors thoroughly and decisively…before a project gets derailed.
Strategic Risk TakingIn recent years, risk management has been defined as merely eliminating or reducing risk exposure. Companies are learning today that is far too narrow and constraining a definition. Risk, exploited judiciously, is absolutely central to business success. In Strategic Risk Taking : a Framework for Risk Management, Aswath Damodaran covers both sides of the risk equation, offering a complete framework for maximizing profit by limiting some risks and exploiting others.
Foundations of Decision AnalysisFoundations of Decision Analysis is a groundbreaking text that explores the art of decision making, both in life and in professional settings. By exploring themes such as dealing with uncertainty and understanding the distinction between a decision and its outcome, the First Edition teaches readers to achieve clarity of action in any situation.
Plight of Fortune TellersToday’s top financial professionals have come to rely on ever-more sophisticated mathematics in their attempts to come to grips with financial risk. But this excessive reliance on quantitative precision is misleading–and puts everyone at risk. In Plight of the Fortune Tellers, Riccardo Rebonato forcefully argues that we must restore genuine decision making to our financial planning.
Risk CriticismRisk Criticism: Reading in an Age of Manufactured Uncertainties’ is a study of literary and cultural responses to global environmental risk that offers an environmental humanities approach to understanding risk in an age of unfolding ecological catastrophe.
The Art of RiskThe Art of Risk is a nonfiction book that takes a body of research and organizes the findings into a palatable read for the average person. The topic is addressed scientifically but not pretentiously, as the author takes us through a combination of her personal experience and interviews with current experts in the field of risk taking. The final chapter in the book is filled with advice on how to be a better risk taker.
RiskRisk (second edition) is a fully revised and expanded update of a highly-cited, influential and well-known book. It reviews the three major approaches to risk in social and cultural theory, devoting a chapter to each one. These approaches were first identified and described by Deborah Lupton in the original edition and have since become widely used as a categorisation of risk perspectives.
The Long GameThe Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World
Thinking StrategicallyThinking Strategically is one of the first books I ever read on strategy. Since I read it it has changed my perspective and way of thinking and analyzing all sorts of problems from business to personal life. The book in a sense has become a manual of problem assessment in my life I have used its concepts in situations where I have to predict rivals moves in business, work and personal life.
Implementing Enterprise Risk Management PracticesImplementing Enterprise Risk Management is a practical guide to establishing an effective ERM system by applying best practices at a granular level. Case studies of leading organizations including Mars, Statoil, LEGO, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, and Astro illustrate the real-world implementation of ERM on a macro level, while also addressing how ERM informs the response to specific incidents. Readers will learn how top companies are effectively constructing ERM systems to positively drive financial growth and manage operational and outside risk factors. By addressing the challenges of adopting ERM in large organizations with different functioning silos and well-established processes, this guide provides expert insight into fitting the new framework into cultures resistant to change.