“You have to manage risks before they manage you. Global Risk Agility provides a practical platform for greater risk governance at all layers of an organization and society. With this compelling work, we can no longer plead ignorance to the era of man-made risk nor can we afford a slow search for causality. It is time to mount our defenses to the effects of cyber risk, terrorism, climate change and other interconnected threats, which Wagner and Disparte masterfully deconstruct in this book.”
First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania and Chairman of Ridge Global (USA).
“Global Risk Agility and Decision Making is a must read for government officials (either elected or career), for business men and women, and for all those who value their economic future. Sun Tzu famously said in his epic book The Art of War, “if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” That book is a must read at every military school. Wagner and Disparte’s book gives you the knowledge and ability to know about the enemy -- risk -- and what the threats are. They address innovation, agility, and preparation, along with a treasure trove of other recommendations. Put this book at the top of your reading list!”
Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps (Retired) and CEO of the American Security Project (USA).
“What I particularly valued about this book is the emphasis the authors place on the importance of achieving risk agility. Agile entrepreneurs always anticipate, innovate, and where possible, avoid headwinds, by changing tack and direction. Professional risk managers must do the same, and this book drives that point home very effectively.”
Tony O. Elumelu
Chairman of Heirs Holdings & Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (Nigeria).
“Given the frequency with which international crises are occurring, and their consequences, it is important not only to read the right book about how to manage them, but to do so at the right time. It certainly is the right time for political and business leaders alike to read "Global Risk Agility and Decision Making" -- a book that provides great insight into how to manage man-made risks, and survive them in our increasingly unpredictable and dangerous world.”
Chief Risk Officer, Orient Minerva Asset Management Co. Ltd (China).
“Globalization offers enormous opportunities, but also exposes companies to a host of risks that span the continuum from currency volatility and geopolitics to cyber security and climate change. Risk management is complex, layered and multifaceted, and requires interdisciplinary coordination and insight. Threats abound, and their capacity to undermine customer trust and market confidence can level incalculable damage. “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” thoughtfully examines these threats and makes the case that containing risk is not only a strategic imperative, but essential to organizational survival in the 21st century.”
Vice Chair & First Vice President, The Export-Import Bank of the United States (USA).
"Globalization's ‘interconnectedness’ is moderating our tribal savage instincts; Conflict has become a growth industry. This book reveals what diplomats know -- if you accept a risk environment for its hidden opportunities, your interests will be greater, and better served. The rest is up to us -- to be able to identify risks and realize those opportunities. The authors’ lens adds clarity to this risk/opportunity landscape to illustrate that agility, not fear, will capture those opportunities. Wagner and Disparte split the atom on risk, and their book shows how to harness it.”
Hugh T. Dugan
U.S. Department of State career diplomat, senior advisor to ten U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar of UN Studies, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University (USA).
"A true treasure chest of insights that provides the reader with a clear understanding of how risk can be managed. Global Risk Agility is a wonderful tour de force across the shifting landscapes of risk, providing deep insights about how to navigate our globalized and interconnected world. A must read for business executives and anyone who has been entrusted with risk preparedness."
Chief Architect and former CEO of the United Nations Global Compact (USA).
“If you believe that risk management is a boring topic for accountants, this book will change your mind. The authors offer a fresh perspective on the discipline, giving abundant evidence that accurate risk management is the cornerstone for the long-term growth and prosperity for any business or enterprise. A ‘must read’.”
Luigi de Pierris
Senior Consultant, Initiative for Risk Mitigation in Africa, African Development Bank (Ivory Coast).
“This book effectively tackles the complex “man-made” risk factors that must inform our collective risk perspectives. The authors lay out a compelling argument that these are the filters we must apply to fully understand today’s current risk environments and residual impacts. Specific case studies are included to demonstrate beneficial risk management approaches designed to help private and public entities attack today’s emerging risks.”
Yvette K. Connor
Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal – Risk Advisory Services (USA).
“Global Risk Agility and Decision Making is a fascinating, accessible and important book, full of compelling insights and original perspectives. In casting their discerning eyes over the future of risk, Wagner and Disparte firmly put tomorrow’s issues on to today's agenda and give the reader the skills needed to systemically analyze risk and react with agility--to look beyond headlines and think through the tertiary effects of any event to anticipate and identify new opportunities.”
CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation and author of award-winning book “Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need” (USA).