The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore by Michele Wucker

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The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore Read Online Free - A "gray rhino" is a highly probable, high impact yet neglected threat: kin to both the elephant in the room and the improbable and unforeseeable black swan. Gray rhinos are not random surprises, but occur after a series of warnings and visible evidence. The bursting of the housing bubble in 2008, the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, the new digital technologies that upended the media world, the fall of the Soviet Union...all were evident well in advance.
Why do leaders and decision makers keep failing to address obvious dangers before they spiral out of control? Drawing on her extensive background in policy formation and crisis management, as well as in-depth interviews with leaders from around the world, Michele Wucker shows in The Gray Rhino how to recognize and strategically counter looming high impact threats. Filled with persuasive stories, real-world examples, and practical advice, The Gray Rhino is essential reading for managers, investors, planners, policy makers, and anyone who wants to understand how to profit by avoiding getting trampled.

Title : The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore
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ISBN : 125005382X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Austin rated it ★★★★☆

February 11, 2016

Michele Wucker describes her book, The Gray Rhino, as a corollary to Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book, The Black Swan, and after finishing it I have to agree. Taleb’s book brought insightful analysis to Black Swans, and how highly improbable events can have extreme consequences. In The Gray Rhino, Wu...

Ranting rated it ★★★★★

January 22, 2018

This book blew my mind. A ‘Gray Rhino’ is a recognizable and often avoidable threat which is nonetheless ignored and allowed to become an overwhelming disaster. Michele Wucker carefully and intelligently details the five stages and nine configurations involved in Gray Rhino identification, but for...

Andrew rated it ★★★★★

December 20, 2016

I'd been looking for a book to help me understand the overwhelming world we've been living in for some time now, overwhelming because of the information overload. It's a timely book given that the orange rhino is about to become president. I found it very helpful because Wucker gives examples - E...

David rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 15, 2017

we do not need a book to tell us that rhino is in front of us, if we do, then it means most of us are ether too dumb to notice nor too ignorant..BUT it is also true the above 2 scenarios are true...we knew it, but we did not do anything about it. Author was wrong about Black Swans as highly impro...

Kathy rated it ★★★★★

July 05, 2017

I won a copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily. I am paying it forward by passing this book along to a business organization that offers business skills, hope, and dreams to be used in their ministry.

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2016

At its most basic level, The Gray Rhino explores “highly probably, high-impact, yet neglected threats.” Masterfully weaving together real world examples and interviews with behavioral economic theory, Wucker explores how we, again and again, fail to act in situations involving obvious (and probab...

Ian rated it ★★★☆☆

October 01, 2016

I was in my early twenties when I was watching CSPAN and saw that the republican lead senate and house cut funding to the FEMA, among other things. I always wondered how they could do that and wondered what would happen if something catastrophic happened. I got my answer a few months later when H...

Anne rated it ★★★★☆

May 07, 2017

Wow, is this book ever relevant and timely. Wucker takes us on a tour of metaphorical gray rhinos - highly probable, high-impact threats that we would all much rather ignore. Having read the book, I see them everywhere. Yet the message is ultimately one of optimism. Wucker presents a plan for rec...

Navdeep rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 14, 2016

The Gray Rhino- How to recognize and act on the obvious dangers we ignore: Michele Wucker Post financial crisis, a lot of new words and phrases have been incorporated in our jargons; too big to fail, fat tail, black swan etc. The Gray Rhino is the latest edition to this already fancy zoo-ish niche...

Mike rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 04, 2016

If you've read several books on behavioral economics this book might not be worth the 7 to 11 hours of reading time. If it was a 100 pages shorter without losing the following concepts, this book would be a strong recommendation. - Threats, such as pandemics, bridges in need of repair, Global War...

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