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Risk management books I recommend

November 29, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

As we near the gift-giving season, here are some books on risk management you might consider as gifts for yourself, your team, or a friend with a passion for risk management.

First, here are two from one of the gurus of risk management.

Felix Kloman styles himself “a long-time student of the discipline of risk management” despite being a risk management practitioner, author, and thought leader for the best part of half a century. If you are interested in the views of this sage and especially the development of risk management over time, you might want to look at these (both are available in paperback and for the Kindle):

John Fraser has co-authored two massive tomes, each a collection of contributions by highly-regarded risk management practitioners and academics (including Felix). They are full of useful information with chapters such as Enterprise Risk Management: An Introduction and Overview; ERM and its role in Strategic Planning; How to Plan and Run a Risk Management Workshop; and more.

Finally, Paul Sobel has made a contribution that merits consideration, especially by internal auditors. Paul brings an excellent mind to the topic, even though he may not have the many years’ experience that Felix (in particular) and John possess.

Have you read any of these books? I would like to know what you think of them.

I am also interested in whether there are other books on risk management you would recommend. (Taleb is a controversial author and holds views that I don’t fully endorse, so am not recommending him here.)

  1. Sharon
    November 30, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    John Fraser’s first book, Enterprise Risk Management: Today’s Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow’s Executives, has been a handbook for implementing ERM at a top tier public regional university. The pages are dog eared. A concept featuring Hydro One showing the drill down in Top Tier risks over several years has been particularly helpful. I also consulted this guide to conduct my first senior officer workshop and I added clicker technology. Couldn’t imagine starting our program 4 years ago without this book!

  2. Alan Proctor
  3. Francis
    March 16, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    I think Sim Segal’s, “Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management”, is an outstanding book on both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of ERM.

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