Three Things Every Executive Should Know About Risk

(Without the Complicated Math)

February 7, 2018

Presented by a collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and our academic partner, Texas Executive Education


Business executives often have to make big decisions without knowing exactly how they will turn out. Many factors—all of them well beyond your control—can affect the outcome of those decisions: future economic trends, the behavior of competitors, the success or failure of new technology, possible governmental regulation.

In this webinar, we will explore the three things every executive needs to know about how to handle—and embrace—risk.

  • Properly taking risk into account is a straightforward matter
  • Using a high hurdle rate is a bad way to adjust for risk
  • Most large corporations destroy value by setting their risk appetite too low

Steve Tani
Steve Tani is a partner and fellow at SDG. A highly experienced professional in decision and risk analysis, he has assisted a wide variety of clients in portfolio management, new business entry strategy, capital investment decisions, and new product planning. He is a coauthor of Handbook of Decision Analysis (Wiley, 2013)

This webinar is brought to you by a collaboration with SDG's academic partner, Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1955, Texas Executive Education has been providing businesses and professionals with the resources to lead, think strategically and manage change through its innovative, interactive and impactful programs.

Texas Executive Education is SDG's university partner in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program, a post-graduate curriculum for mid-career professionals that combines the academic and research depth of UT Austin's McCombs School of Business with SDG's real-world consulting experience. For more information on earning a certificate, visit SDRM at Texas Executive Education.


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