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Marcia Ross

Marcia Ross

Principal at Sharpe & Blunt
  • I enjoyed the intro session but I'm a bit surprised that there was no mention of risk being an essential part of all decision-making rather than simply a measure of the clearly dangerous. Many people don't quantify risk well because they see it as a measure of danger, and think that it can be avoided

    I enjoyed the intro session but I'm a bit surprised that there was no mention of risk being an essential part of all decision-making rather than simply a measure of the clearly dangerous. Many people don't quantify risk well because they see it as a measure of danger, and think that it can be avoided by careful behaviour. They feel its possible for individuals (and governments) to careful their way out of risk.

    But all decisions involve risk; every decision is a risk decision. E.g. modern parenting often over-emphasizes physical safety, with the attendant risk of not building in adaptability, resilience, self-sufficiency, and the joy of exploration.