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Minding the Corporate Checkbook: A Manager's Guide to Executing Successful Business Investments by Steven R. Kursh

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5. Risk Analysis

The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature.Peter Bernstein, Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Although even the most well-planned and well-placed investments involve risk, managers often do not devote the time and attention needed to understand and mitigate the risks of their investments. ROI or payback analysis might promise tremendous returns, but risks that are overlooked or ignored can create problems or even cause the investment to fail. You can improve the success rate of your company's investments if you can identify, manage, and minimize ...

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