Recommended Reading List For Risk Analysts & Managers

The following books are highly recommended for risk analysts and managers. They cover a very wide range areas related to risk, and I would consider most, if not all, essential reading for anyone wanting to understand and work with risk.

Risk History/Origins

  • Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, Peter Bernstein

Risk Management 

  • Failure of Risk Management, by Doug Hubbard

Enterprise Risk Management

  • Implementing Enterprise Risk Management, by James Lam

Cyber & Information Risk 

  • Measuring and Managing Information Risk, by Jack Freund and Jack Jones
  • Data-Driven Security, by Jay Jacobs and Rob Rudis
  • How To Measure Anything in Cyber Security Risk, Doug Hubbard & Richard Seiersen 

Judgement and Decision Making

  • Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape our Decisions, by Dan Ariely
  • The Art of Critical Decision Making (The Great Courses), by Michael Roberto

Probability, Uncertainty and Predictions

  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Taleb
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets, by Nassim Taleb
  • The Flaw of Averages, by Sam Savage
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  • Why Can't You Just Give Me The Number, Patrick Leach
  • Thinking In Bets, Anne Duke

Statistics

  • Naked Statistics: Stripping The Dread From The Data, Charles Wheelan

Modeling

  • The Model Thinker, Scott E. Page

Measurement/Metrics

  • How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of 'Intangibles' in Business, by Doug Hubbard

Systems Thinking

  • Think in Systems, Zoe McKey
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