Michele Wucker On COVID-19 And Other Gray Rhinos (VIDEO)

Hear what best-selling author Michele Wucker has to say about highly probable, high impact but often ignored threats like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the next episode of Wildtype Media Expert Opinion.

AsianScientist (May 18, 2020) – The 2008 global financial crisis, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic—all were evident well in advance. In the case of COVID-19, many countries were caught unprepared when it reached their shores, despite watching the coronavirus spread on a massive scale in Wuhan, China.

Why do leaders and decision makers fail to address obvious dangers before they spiral out of control? The term ‘black swan’ has been used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic, but influential individuals such as Bill Gates have been warning us about a viral outbreak for years.

Join Wildtype Media Group CEO Dr. Juliana Chan on May 22, 2020 as she chats with TED Talk speaker and bestselling author Michele Wucker, who coined the term ‘gray rhino’ as a metaphor for highly probable, high impact yet neglected threats.

Wucker has written about this concept in her bestselling book, “The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore.” Her 2019 TED Talk, “Why We Ignore Obvious Problems—And How to Act on Them,” has been watched nearly 2.3 million times. Her gray rhino theory has since proven highly influential, especially in Chinese financial risk policy.

In this webinar, Michele will discuss the gray rhino theory with respect to the COVID pandemic, and what grey rhino events we should anticipate in the future. She will also discuss how successful organizations can identify and confront gray rhino threats and how to see opportunities where others do not.

Friday, May 22, 2020

8:00 am Chicago Time
9:00 pm Singapore/Hong Kong Time

Please register here.


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