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The Operational Risk Handbook for Financial Companies: A guide to the new world of performance-oriented operational risk by Brian Barnier

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Foreword—Marshall Carter on Plan B Thinking

Risk is real. Real processes must work, and real dependencies must be faced because real environments shift constantly and the real laws of physics never change. To respond to risk, a back-up plan is needed. In the event that the initial plan (plan A) is no longer possible, we need a plan B. That back-up plan is driven by the reality of risk, options to contain it, options to stop it and options to shift with it.

Starting his career as a Marine infantry officer in Vietnam and carrying through to his current passion as a private pilot, Marshall Carter doesn’t have the luxury of seeing risk management as simply a compliance exercise. He has a career punctuated by thriving in risky situations. In his ...

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