Noon Report - Risk: A User's Guide - with GEN(R) Stanley McChrystal

Noon Report - Risk: A User's Guide - with GEN(R) Stanley McChrystal

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AUSA’s Noon Report webinar series features presentations by senior Army leaders responsible for key programs and initiatives, as well as contemporary military authors who weave together the past, present and future story of the United States Army.

Please join us on Tuesday, 25 January 2022, at 1200 EST, to hear a presentation by retired Army General Stanley A. McChrystal, author of Risk: A User's Guide. All leaders must know how to face risk, whether in combat, business, or day-to-day life. Too many focus only on the probabilities of external threats instead of what can be done to prepare for them. McChrystal shows how to be ready to deal with risk in all forms.

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General Stanley A. McChrystal
United States Army, Retired
Author of Risk: A User's Guide



General David G. Perkins
United States Army, Retired
AUSA Senior Fellow


About the Book

Risk: A User's Guide book cover

Risk: A User's Guide

In this new book, General McChrystal offers a battle-tested system for detecting and responding to risk. Instead of defining risk as a force to predict, McChrystal and coauthor Anna Butrico show that there are in fact ten dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time. By closely monitoring these controls, we can maintain a healthy Risk Immune System that allows us to effectively anticipate, identify, analyze, and act upon the ever-present possibility that things will not go as planned.

Drawing on examples ranging from military history to the business world, and offering practical exercises to improve preparedness, McChrystal illustrates how these ten factors are always in effect, and how by considering them, individuals and organizations can exert mastery over every conceivable sort of risk that they might face.

We may not be able to see the future, but with McChrystal’s hard-won guidance, we can improve our resistance and build a strong defense against what we know—and what we don't.