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Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty

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Published April 17th 2012 by Free Press (first published 2012)
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Anna Maconochie
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 academic book that will seep into your everyday thoughts.
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 useful, interesting and fun read. A must read.
A fascinating topic, but I couldn't even finish the book because it rambled and was utterly annoying.
Anne Borrowdale
Risk intelligence is the ability to deal with risk and uncertainty and estimate probabilities accurately - whether about the likelihood of events happening, or judging whether a piece of information is true. It’s about being able to gauge the limits of your own knowledge, knowing when you don’t know much, and being confident when you do.

It gets technical in parts, but is a reasonably easy read. However, having read other books on a similar topic, I didn’t find much new in this. One area I was i
Had an impact on my view of daily reality. Little do we realize the extent to which we rely on statistics and probability all the time -- innately and via culture.
Raj Rajkumar
I couldn't finish this book. While I understand and appreciate the author's retelling of established research findings on the frailty of experts and the human inability to gauge probabilities, I felt that the RQ metric and techniques for improving Risk Intelligence were just commercial drivel--marketing collateral to sell consulting services.
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.
Strong explanations of our willingness to take risks/not.
Interesting, instructive, unputdownable. Well writing...
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Dylan Evans is the founder of Projection Point, the global leader in risk intelligence solutions. He has written several popular science books, including Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty (2012), Emotion: The Science of Sentiment (2001) and Placebo: The Belief Effect (2003), and in 2001 he was voted one of the twenty best young writers in Britain by the Independent on Sunday. He rece ...more
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