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“The Ostrich Paradox boldly addresses a key question of our time: Why are we humans so poor at dealing with disastrous risks, and what can we humans do about it? It is a must-read for everyone who cares about risk.”—Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Thinking, Fast and SlowWe fail to evacuate when advised. We rebuild in flood zones. We don’t wear helmets. We fail to purchase insurance. We would rather avoid the risk of ”crying wolf” than sound an alarm.Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences. What explains this contradiction?In The Ostrich Paradox, Wharton professors Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther draw on years of teaching and research to explain why disaster preparedness efforts consistently fall short. Filled with heartbreaking stories of loss and resilience, the book addresses: How people make decisions when confronted with high-consequence, low-probability events—and how these decisions can go awry The 6 biases that lead individuals, communities, and institutions to make grave errors that cost lives The Behavioral Risk Audit, a systematic approach for improving preparedness by recognizing these biases and designing strategies that anticipate them Why, if we are to be better prepared for disasters, we need to learn to be more like ostriches, not less Fast-reading and critically important, The Ostrich Paradox is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand why we consistently underprepare for disasters, as well as private and public leaders, planners, and policy-makers who want to build more prepared communities.






“The Ostrich Paradox boldly addresses a key question of our time: Why are we humans so poor at dealing with disastrous risks, and what can we humans do about it? It is a must-read for everyone who cares about risk.”—Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Thinking, Fast and SlowWe fail to evacuate when advised. We rebuild in flood zones. We don’t wear helmets. We fail to purchase insurance. We would rather avoid the risk of ”crying wolf” than sound an alarm.Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences. What explains this contradiction?In The Ostrich Paradox, Wharton professors Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther draw on years of teaching and research to explain why disaster preparedness efforts consistently fall short. Filled with heartbreaking stories of loss and resilience, the book addresses: How people make decisions when confronted with high-consequence, low-probability events—and how these decisions can go awry The 6 biases that lead individuals, communities, and institutions to make grave errors that cost lives The Behavioral Risk Audit, a systematic approach for improving preparedness by recognizing these biases and designing strategies that anticipate them Why, if we are to be better prepared for disasters, we need to learn to be more like ostriches, not less Fast-reading and critically important, The Ostrich Paradox is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand why we consistently underprepare for disasters, as well as private and public leaders, planners, and policy-makers who want to build more prepared communities.


The Ostrich Paradox boldly addresses a key question of our time Why are we humans so poor at dealing with disastrous risks and what can we humans do about . Robert Meyer Howard Kunreuther We fail to evacuate when advised. The Ostrich Paradox Why We Underprepare for Disasters eBook Meyer Robert Kunreuther Howard Amazon.ca Kindle Store. Leveraging examples of highimpact events The Ostrich Paradox summarizes how preparedness efforts are affected by issues with human memory risk probability comprehension and information overload. We then propose a behavioral risk audit that recognizes that these biases are difficult to .


Ostrich Paradox

The Ostrich Paradox Why We Underprepare for Disasters Audio Download Amazon.in Robert Meyer Howard Kunreuther Don Hagen Gildan Media LLC . My guest today is the coauthor of the book The Ostrich Paradox. The Ostrich Paradox 2017 by Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther looks at why the authors believe people are so poor at handling disastrous risks. From this book and Mr. The Ostrich Paradox boldly addresses a key question of our time Why are we humans so poor at dealing with disastrous risks and what can we humans do about it? It is a mustread for everyone who cares about risk. Meyer is a professor of marketing at Wharton and Kenreuther is a professor of decision making also at Wharton. The Ostrich Paradox Why We Underprepare for Disasters. The Ostrich Paradox Presented by John Predmore Manufacturing Engineer Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Published by Wharton Press Feb 2017 WHY WE UNDERPREPARE FOR.


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