Obvious Threats We Ignore: Gray Rhinos

Michele Wucker, Author

Obvious Threats We Ignore: Gray Rhinos by The Chicago Council

The collapse of the subprime loan market, the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the emergence of ISIS are all crises that governments, businesses, or society failed to recognize or anticipate. According to Michele Wucker these were not random and unforeseen “black swan” catastrophes, but rather predictable, solvable, and often avoidable, “gray rhino” events. Why do we consistently neglect such obvious dangers? And what do gray rhinos reveal about our attitude to risk?

Wucker’s new book, The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar following the program.

Speaker Bio


Why Do We Ignore Obvious Dangers?
Michele Wucker, Observer, May 26

How to Make Sure Your Startup Can Thrive With Change
Michele Wucker, Inc., May 23

Book Discussion on the Gray Rhino
CSPAN, April 13


11:45 a.m.         
Registration and lunch

12 noon          
Presentation and discussion

1:15 p.m.            
Adjournment and book signing