Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management: How Top Companies Assess Risk, Manage Exposures, and Seize Opportunities

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CHAPTER 23
RISK MANAGEMENT
AND THE HISTORY
OF ERM

RISK QUOTE: It is easy to fly into a passion. Anybody can do that,
but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at
the right time and in the right way? That is not easy
.

—ARISTOTLE, ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHER

RISK QUOTE: You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every
experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You
are able to say to yourself
, “I lived through this horror. I can
take the next thing that comes along
.”

—ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

ERM is the most recent development in the evolution of risk management. Like all modern ideas, it builds upon a foundation that started in the industrial age and moved into the knowledge age. We pause at this point to identify risk management concepts and events that contributed to our ability to scan the horizon, identify risks broadly, and use technology to share exposures with risk owners.

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