BOOKS

Reflections on Risk  (also Volumes II and III)

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Authored by Annie Searle & Associates LLC, Akshay Bhagwatwar, Shirish Munshi, Emily Oxenford, Andrew Hansen, Annie Searle
Introduction and notes by Annie Searle
Cover design or artwork by Jesse Brown
Compiled by Andrew Hansen

The ASA Institute for Risk and Innovation has gathered 22 research notes focused on operational risk and written primarily by the institute's research associates. The collection is divided into four sections: business practices, business preparedness, business security, and emerging trends. The collection is introduced by Annie Searle, author of "Advice From A Risk Detective" (Tautegory Press, 2011), who also wrote three of the research notes.

From the back cover:
"Annie Searle, with support from her colleagues, leverages her expansive knowledge to compile a thought-provoking overview of business continuity planning and operational risk considerations. "Reflections on Risk" looks at the often neglected considerations and necessary controls that organizations of all sizes should consider in order to be more secure and resilient. This is particularly important at a time of rapid change and expanding use of information technology." --John Carlson, Executive Vice President, BITS

"The apprenticeship opportunities that Searle's firm provides graduate students has produced a volume of notes that adds to the broader discourse around operational risk." -- Simon Beckett, Publisher, Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning


Advice From A Risk Detective, Second Edition Now Available

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Authored by Annie Searle

Everyone has personal risks to handle at home, at work, online and on the road. Searle advises you on how to take take risks with confidence by having your plans in order. She divides life and its risks into four chapters, with tips and checklists for each.

This slim volume makes an ideal gift for family and friends, and even colleagues. Written in plain English, with plenty of stories about how things can go wrong.

Using her expertise as an operational risk executive, Searle shows how to take risks with confidence and argues that taking risks is part of life; identifying risks and taking precautions can be learned; and that making a plan to handle your risks does not take much time or money.

Here's what the first reviewers have said:

"Life is a marvelous thing, except when events conspire to take you out, hurt you, steal your stuff, to trap you someplace you don't want to be! In Advice from A Risk Detective, Annie Searle outlines many practical, simple steps for protecting you and the people important to you from a litany of threats. I suggest you buy it, read it, and highlight all the tips - but most of all - do what is outlined, and then show your friends....Highly recommended, easy to read." -- Pete O'Dell, Author of "Silver Bullets" and founder of Swan Island Networks

"Great reading and a 'must read' for everyone that wants to be prepared and stay safe at home, at work, on line and on the road." --Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Former DHS Undersecretary for Private Sector

"Annie Searle's new book, Advice from a Risk Detective, is a "must read" for everyone. Her insights as an operational risk executive translated to everyday life help the reader know how to manage their own risks at home, at work, on the internet and on the road. The checklists are invaluable. Buy one for yourself as well as for your loved ones!" ----Catherine A. Allen, Chairman and CEO, The Santa Fe Group