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Risk Tips, Blogs and a Few Risk Rants

Risk Tips, Blogs and a Few Risk Rants

Nov, 21, 2022
by Rod Farrar

I recently had someone contact me and ask if I had a consolidated list of all my Risk Tips. I replied to the email with the link to all the Risk Tips, but when I reviewed a few of them I realised something: I hadn’t updated them since the day I wrote them.

So that got me thinking? Why not put together a collection of all my Risk Tips? But then I thought: why not add some Blogs, and then I thought, why not add some of my Risk Rants as well?
So, here it is. All my Risk Tips, a range of my Blogs and some of my Risk Rants updated and remastered; a Greatest Hits if you will.

As a bit of a bonus, I have added an extra Risk Tip, Blog, and a Risk Rant.

When you read this collection, you will realise that I do not conform to the “traditional” approach to risk management, and there is a very good reason for that. I believe that the risk management profession is more focussed on “doing risk management” as opposed to managing risk.

What will also become apparent as you read the collection is that I am not a huge fan of ISO 31000, in fact, I would go so far as to say I am a critic of the Standard.
I spent 20 years in the Australian Army, and we used to have a saying: if 100 people are marching and one person is out of step, is the one person the one out of step or are the other 99?
I sometimes feel that I am the one person in step as I continue to question the common approaches to risk management.

I hope you get some insights and tools from this collection. And that it at least makes you consider that not everything you read in Standards and textbooks is gospel.

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Written by Rod Farrar

Rod is an accomplished risk consultant with extensive experience in the delivery of professional consultancy services to government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Rod takes every opportunity available to ensure his risk management knowledge remains at the ‘cutting edge’ of the discipline. Rod’s Risk Management expertise is highly sought after as is the insight he provides in his risk management training and workshop facilitation. Rod was recognised by the Risk Management Institution of Australia as the 2016 Risk Consultant of the Year and one of the first five Certified Chief Risk Officers in Australasia.