Three Things Every Executive Should Know About Risk (Without the Complicated Math)

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 as 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.

Date: February, 7, 2018
Time: 11 - 11:30 a.m. Central Time / 9 - 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time

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About the Speaker

Steve Tani

Dr. Steve Tani

A partner of SDG and an SDG Fellow, is an experienced professional in strategy development and decision and risk analysis. He has helped a wide variety of clients in identifying and evaluating strategic alternatives in the face of considerable risk. He has extensive experience in helping clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical and financial services industries. Dr. Tani has also led many executive seminars in decision and risk analysis and was manager of the Decision Analysis Seminar Program for SRI International. He is a co-author of Handbook of Decision Analysis (Wiley, 2013). He holds a B.S. in Engineering-Science and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.


This webinar is brought to you by collaboration of Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin, and by the SDG Decision Education Center. Learn how you can earn a certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management by completing six 2½-day Texas Executive Education courses. Learn more here