Published material


Don't waste time managing risks

Risk management specialists have to step up and add value by focusing on optimizing business performance to stay relevant. This invokes new processes and required new skill - compared to traditional risk management approaches.
Dont waste time managing risks.pdf

Cyber is not a risk

There is a lot of discussion and worry about cyber risk. However, this is not one risk - but a category of different risks (and opportunities) each with it's own severity and approach for handling.

Cyber is not a risk.pdf

When disaster hits

Most risk management is focused on reducing the likelihood and impact of adverse events. The proactive also look for intelligent risk taking. Still - now and then disaster hits, and now the active risk management has to stand it test of real life.

When the disaster hits.pdf

Balanced approaches to risk management

Risk management has evolved, and two essentially different approaches has emerged. The traditional risk centric management of taken risks, and the emerging performance centric management of risk taking.

Balanced approaches to risk management.docx.pdf

ERM - The risk managers tool

Enterprise Risk Management is an approach and methodology to help the risk manager direct decision making when needed. Not a "one-size-fits-all" compliance register.

ERM - the risk managers tool.docx.pdf

Rethinking the three lines of defence

The concept of having three lines of defence has been around for a long time. In the volatile world of today and the future, this concept needs to be redefined to remain relevant.

Rethinking the three lines of defence.pdf

ISO 31000 Update

The ISO 31000 has been updated from the 2009 version to a 2018 version. This is a more focused edition, without any major changes - but repeatedly highlighting the need for risk management to be an integral part of decision making.

ISO 31000 update.pdf

2018 State of Risk Management Report

This report has just be released, and shows some progress - but alas only a little, and in some ways - in the direction of more bureaucracy and

control, and less towards effective decision and intelligent risk taking.

In the below, I comment on the key findings.
2018 State of Risk Oversight.pdf

Imagine and prepare for 2030

This article leverage the AKTUS "Prepare for Uncertainty" scenario process to address 2030 and pinpoint issues to consider for businesses and organisations already today.
Imagining 2030.pdf

Business Continuity - Strategic Perspective

This article has been published in the January edition of the Risk Insights Newsletter. The focus is applying known business continuity approaches to strategy as well.
Perspectives on Business Resilience.pdf

Speed of change - Stop whining and leverage it

Gareth Byatt of Risk Insights and I have co-authored this article on the opportunity of leveraging the ever increasing speed of change. The article has been published January 2018 on Strategic Risk/Europe and as a series of three smaller pieces in Strategic RISK Asia/Pacific
Speed of change - stop whining and leverage it.pdf

Future jobs - Different school subjects

The world is changing and machines will take over any task and job that can be described systematically to any degree. What will be left for us humans are jobs based on creativity and empathy. Preparing todays children for tomorrows means we need to teach these subjects explicitly.
Future jobs - Different school subjects.pdf

From traditional to strategic risk manager

The role of a strategic risk manager is very different from that of a traditional risk manager. This article describes the change of tasks and skills requirements etc.
From traditional to strategic risk manager.pdf

A practical guide to risk tolerance

The ISO and COSO standards talk about risk tolerance and risk appetite. This article provides a practical guide to the definition and use of these valuable concepts.
A practical guide to risk tolerance.pdf

Winning with projects

Project risk management is more than ensuring delivery on time/on budget. This article describes how holistic risk and opportunity management for projects can vastly enhance the value and success rate of a project.
Winning with projects.pdf

Uncertainty and strategic advantage

All organisations live in a world of uncertainties. These can be leveraged as strategic competitive advantages by applying the tools and approaches of risk management in the decision making and strategy processes.
Uncertainty and strategic advantage.pdf

Utilize your risk appetite and tolerance

The level of managing risks depends on your risk tolerance, yet many companies have not defined this. By knowing what level of risk, you are prepared to take, you can leverage this to take on more risks in pursuit of higher aspirations.
Utilize your risk appetite and -tolerance.pdf

Faster changes

The world is changing at an ever-increasing speed. This may be true, but change is the only constant – a more than 2000 year old quote. As a leader, leverage this to your advantage.
Faster changes.pdf


ERM - fraud or valuable tool

Alexei Sidorenko of Risk Academy and myself have a discussion around Enterprise Risk Management. As we do not agree on the approach, there are plenty of nuances in this webinar.

Risk-!n conference, Basel

I was proud and happy to collaborate with Katja Rieger of Rippleeffect delivering the opening address at the 2018 Risk-!n conference in Basel on 31 May.

Risk-In Presentation.pdf

Business leadership group introduction

This presentation - in Danish - has been, and is, given to business leader groups (VL grupper) on request as inspiration for a discussion about intelligent risk taking
VL intro.pdf

Risk Management as value driver

This half hour podcast is a discussion between risk visionary Alexei Sidorenko and myself from December 2017 on risk management as a driver of maneuverability and value to a company.

Leverage your risk tolerance

This presentation was prepared for the IDA Risk forum in Copenhagen in December 2017. It outlines why and how to apply intelligent risk taking.

Leverage your risk tolerance - IDA Dec 2017.pdf

Perspectives of risk management

The concept of risk management is, and will continue to be, changing. This presentation was given as the keynote speech at the Strategic Risk Forum in Singapore, May 2017.
Singapore 2017 Key Note.pdf

4 Steps to intelligent risk taking

Risk management can provide a lot more value than protecting decisions already made and risks already taken. This webinar from April 2017 describes four steps to enhance intelligent risk taking.