Observations from the Banks of the Technology River
Tom Evans; Ashton Engineer Emeritus
What do the words ‘avoidance’, ‘management’, ‘assessment’, and ‘taker’ have in common? They are often paired with the word risk. We all face risks every day, and our risk management will vary by activity. Hopefully, if we are driving, we pay attention to our surroundings and obey traffic laws. If we cross the street, we look both ways. This helps to manage risks for ourselves and others.
How much of a risk-taker are you? Do you skydive? Then you are more of a risk-taker than I am. We all have different levels of risk we are willing to take and tolerate. What is problematic is uninformed risk-taking.