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Definition of the New Knowledge Management


Firestone and McElroy's Excerpt from The Open Enterprise: A KMCI Online Press Publication
Firestone and McElroy's Key Issues in the New Knowledge Management: A KMCI Press Book
Firestone's Enterprise Information Portals and Knowledge Management: A KMCI Press Book

The Open Enterprise

Key Issues in
The New KM

Enterprise Information
Portals and KM

Knowledge Leadership

The New KM

McElroy's The New Knowledge Management: A KMCI Press Book
Welcome to the Home of the New Knowledge Management

Organizational Survival
in the New World

Bennet and Bennet's Organizational Survival in the New World: A KMCI Press Book

Next CKIM Knowledge Management Workshop

CKIM Knowledge Management Training Workshops
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What KM Is Not!

Cavaleri's Knowledge Leadership: A KMCI Press Book

Distance Learning Workshop 6: Riskonomics: Reducing Risk by Killing Your Worst Ideas


Risk is something we live with everyday. It is part of our being alive. Every living thing has expectations. And when it acts on those expectations, it risks error, because nothing living is infallible. Any one of our expectations may be wrong at any time. None of us is so wise, or so favored, or so skilled, or so wealthy, or so lucky, that we can avoid error and the risk of it. Recent history is all about people taking risks they did not know they were taking, and losing out, indeed losing big. In business, risk assessment and risk management are more important than they have ever been. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has focused the anxiety about risk into a concern for compliance with Government regulations. But beyond this concern with SOX compliance, there's also a renewed concern, after the "go-go" days of the late '90s, about managing risk to avoid the fate of the Enrons and Andersens.

In business, all eyes are focused on risk, and that is why this workshop, is needed so badly right now. There are a lot of technical approaches in the market on risk and risk management emphasizing formal techniques and methods, but there are none that focus on the risk of error in decision models in simple, clear terms, presenting key issues in a form grasped quickly and easily. This workshop fills that need. In it you will learn:

The goal of Riskonomics: Reducing Risk by Killing Your Worst Ideas is to help you learn about managing risk in a simple, entertaining way that can be easily understood and acted on. It tells you how to reduce risk, particularly in business, by using both creative learning and critical thinking. But its general ideas and the risk intelligence test and measures can be applied to risk in organizations of all kinds, and to risk in individual decisions, as well.

Riskonomics: Reducing Risk by Killing Your Worst Ideas is for everyone who makes decisions and works in an organization of any sort.

The Workshop Syllabus is available here.

The Workshop is taught by Joseph M. Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Firestone's credentials are available here.

The text for the workshop is:

Joseph M. Firestone's forthcoming book, Riskonomics: Reducing Risk by Killing Your Worst Ideas (.pdf file)
In addition, a set of extensive course notes will be provided, and a Certificate of Workshop Completion will be issued upon completion of this Workshop.

The Workshop is available weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can reserve it one week or earlier from the date you want to take it. After that time, you may still be able to enroll in the Workshop, if others have already scheduled it. But if it hasn't been scheduled, you still may not be able to enroll if another workshop has been scheduled for the same day. Register here for the Riskonomics Workshop.