Monday, August 13, 2012

Dylan Evans - Risk Intelligence: How to live with uncertainty


Dylan Evens is an expert in "risk intelligence," a kind of intelligence that is not correlated with IQ and is often difficult to identify because those who possess it are working in fields as diverse as weather-forecasting, professional poker players, and hedge-fund managers. According to Evans, "Many people in positions which require high risk intelligence - doctors, financial regulators and bankers - seem unable to navigate doubt and uncertainty."

Evans (along with Benjamin Jakobus) is the founder of Projection Point, a team of consultants based in the US, Europe, and Australia "who help a wide variety of organizations to manage and sustain risk intelligence." He is the author of Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty.

Risk Intelligence: How to live with uncertainty

5th Jul 2012

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In an age of global uncertainty it has become increasingly difficult to work out what exactly should be done next.

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. Many people in positions which require high risk intelligence - doctors, financial regulators and bankers - seem unable to navigate doubt and uncertainty.

Risk intelligence expert Dylan Evans visits the RSA to provide a traveller's guide to the twilight zone of probabilities and speculation, arguing that we can all learn a lot from expert gamblers, not just about money,  but in areas as diverse as dealing with climate change to combating terrorism.

Speaker: Dylan Evans, founder, Projection Point, a global leader in risk intelligence solutions.

Chair: Julian Thompson, director of enterprise, RSA.

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