With a clear position on traditional risk analyses in particular from the financial sector, Taleb, now Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University, analyses the power of the most unlikely events and their consequences. And now? Are the core subjects of Taleb’s eleven-year-old book on “Black Swans” still valid today? Are we still surprised by unlikely, impossible or unexpected events?
Companies deal with “Black Swans” as part of their risk management. When properly in place, it allows them to react to unforeseeable events faster and more appropriately. But how is risk management currently applied in industrial medium-sized businesses in Germany? And what are the benefits for the companies? A current study provides answers.
Who knows where the “Black Swan” will land? If this question could be answered, and the possibility or probability of a landing could be ruled out, then a lot would change. This would also include the requirements of insurance policies, since the extreme (outlier) risk would be largely removed.