The Gray Rhino

The #1 English-language bestseller in China--the book that is shaping China's planning and policy for the future.

The Gray Rhino

The #1 English-language bestseller in China--the book that is shaping China's planning and policy for the future. 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.

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The Gray Rhino
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Michele Wucker
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-05 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The #1 English-language bestseller in China--the book that is shaping China's planning and policy for the future. 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,
The Great Power Competition
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Adib Farhadi, Anthony Masys
Categories: Balance of power
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Region faced numerous obstacles to building a stable and prosperous future. The region, which encompasses the Middle East, the Horn of Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia, has been plagued by economic and political uncertainty amidst dramatic shifts in the
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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Michele Wucker
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-06 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The #1 international bestselling author of The Gray Rhino offers a bold new framework for understanding and re-shaping our relationship with risk and uncertainty to live more productive and successful lives. What drives a sixty-four-year-old woman to hurl herself over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Why do we often create
Pandemic, Governance and Communication
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Dipankar Sinha
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-22 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Safety Accidents in Risky Industries
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Sasho Andonov
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-16 - Publisher: CRC Press

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