In the June 2021 issue of Crisis Response Journal, Emily Hough speaks with Michele Wucker about her new book, You Are what You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World, and discovers that the key to better risk literacy lies in trust, agency and understanding your own relationship with risk.
“You are what you risk firmly embraces the strengths that come from transcending traditional boundaries and
brings together research in anthropology, journalism, strategy, policy, behavioural psychology, organisational
dynamics, policy, sociology, organisational typology and behavioural economics, with a sprinkling of theology and etymology. And of course, economics underpins the whole lot,” Hough writes.
“It is impossible to do justice to You are what you risk in this short interview, which only skims the surface of the
deep analysis and reflection that Wucker brings to life with fluent, literary ease. However, one underlying message should resonate far and wide – as human beings we have agency, and liberation from
risk paralysis lies in accepting the vulnerability of trying.”
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