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Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty

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Book Summary of Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty

In an age of global uncertainty it has become increasingly difficult to work out what exactly should be done next. In Risk Intelligence, Dylan Evans outlines a powerful form of thinking; one where the same decision making and intuition seen in the best poker players can be effectively transferred to business, politics and everyday life.

There is a special kind of intelligence for dealing with risk and uncertainty. It doesn't correlate with IQ and most psychologists fail to spot it because it is found in such a disparate, rag-tag group of people such as weather-forecasters, professional gamblers and hedge-fund managers.

This book shows just how important risk intelligence is. Many people in positions which require high risk intelligence - doctors, financial regulators and bankers - seem unable to navigate doubt and uncertainty. Risk Intelligence is a traveller's guide to the twilight zone of probabilities and speculation. Dylan Evans shows us how risk intelligence is vital to making good decisions, from dealing with climate change to combating terrorism. He argues that we can all learn a lot from expert gamblers, not just about money, but about how to make decisions in all aspects of our lives.

Details of Book: Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty (BSID:114623)

Book Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty
Author Dylan Evans
ISBN 1848877382
ISBN-13 9781848877382, 978-1848877382
Binding Paperback
Publisher Corvus
Publishing Date 2012
Number of Pages 288
Language English

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Anna May 24, 2012 review from Goodreads

Evans' thorough investigation into how we make decisions is an eye-opener. Whether you are a parent, a gambler, a politician or a security guard or just want to improve your risk intelligence, this is a must-read. Stylishly written with fascinating examples, this is a highly enjoyable, rigorously...

Mahé May 24, 2012 review from Goodreads

This book is a great balance of academic knowledge, original and authentic thinking supported by research and pertinent surveys. The concept of 'Risk Intelligence' is brought to the reader in a smooth flowing manner with lots of information, references and surprising anecdotes that makes a very u...

Nils November 28, 2012 review from Goodreads

Though provoking popular psychology of the decision-making process. Not as clear as it ought to be about the cognitive and emotional difference between assessing uncertainty and assessing ambiguity.

Adriano August 19, 2012 review from Goodreads

Interesting, instructive, unputdownable. Well writing...

Briana September 30, 2012 review from Goodreads

Strong explanations of our willingness to take risks/not.


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