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Korea and China editions of THE GRAY RHINO

 

THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore is now available in China via Citic Publishing Group and Korea via Business Books and Co.

Read more at these links (you may need to use your browser’s translate option.)

Review in Korea Economic Daily
Maeil Business Newspaper -Cover Story
Rednet coverage of THE GRAY RHINO

THE GRAY RHINO was published in Hungary in Fall 2016 via Athenaeum, and Taiwan and Norway editions are in production.

Introducing www.thegrayrhino.com

The launch of my latest book, THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore (St Martin’s Press), kept me very busy in 2016, with appearances in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Phoenix, London, Luxembourg, and Oslo.

I’ve also been working on turning the concept and framework introduced in the book into keynote speeches, workshops, and practical tools for companies, policy makers, and individuals to use in making better decisions that will help them avoid preventable but too often overlooked “gray rhino” problems.

It’s very, very exciting to formally launch Gray Rhino & Company through its very own brand new website, thegrayrhino.com. The site includes blogs about geopolitical gray rhinos as well as behavioral tools to help with gray rhinos at work or home. Along with my own thoughts, the site hosts guest commentary. It also has multimedia resources, including video, audio, slides, and e-books.

Please visit the site, take a look around, and let me know what you love (or hate!). I’m open to suggestions, to guest posts, and collaboration opportunities.

You’re also invited to sign up for my newsletter, the Gray Rhino Tracker. Every month, I’ll share insights and tips designed to help you to make sure you’re not about to get run over by a gray rhino. Plus you’ll get special offers, links to articles, and recommendations of work by people I respect.

But wait, there’s more! (I always wanted to say that…) Gray Rhino Tracker subscribers also get a FREE e-book companion, What’s Your Gray Rhino? 5 Questions to Keep You from Getting Trampled, with a simple set of questions to help you keep track of your organization’s -or your own- gray rhinos. Sign up for the Gray Rhino Tracker to get a download link.

I’ll still post content here regularly, including things related to Why the Cocks Fight and Lockout, but you can take a much deeper dive into gray rhino thinking on the new site. Thanks for taking a look!

Profile in Der Standard (Austria)

Karin Bauer at the leading Austrian newspaper, Der Standard,
interviewed Michele Wucker about THE GRAY RHINO during Michele’s recent visit to Vienna. You can read the interview HERE (click the “more” button at the end of the article to translate into English; or use your browser’s translate function)

BusinessWorld Review: Stay Alert, Act In Time

Elton Sayward reviews THE GRAY RHINO in the December 26, 2016 issue of BusinessWorld, calling it “a must read for the C-Level suite, start-ups and anyone that has been trampled by a gray rhino.”

He applies the framework to his own memories in military situations: “As a US Naval Officer, I saw this first hand on the bridge of ships as officers would delay making a course correction in an obvious close crossing situation with another ship. Officers would have the data at hand from 2-3 different radar sources as well as visually from lookouts, but hesitated to make the call to the Captain to recommend a course change. The fear of looking foolish, making a wrong recommendation, not having the correct information would all play on the officer’s better judgement to take action. This invariably would end up with the officer looking reckless and the Captain coming to the bridge and making the needed course changes in a more complex and urgent situation.”

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

Take the Gray Rhino Readiness Quiz

Take the Gray Rhino Readiness Quiz and share with your networks.

Click BEGIN THE QUIZ below to get started.

Welcome to the quiz How Rhino Ready Are You?

A gray rhino is an obvious danger that offers us a choice: deny it or deal with it. Humans take these problems for granted all too often and get trampled because of it.

Gray rhinos happen in personal lives, at work, in communities and around the world. Why gray? Well, there are White rhinos which are not white and there are Black rhinos which are not black. Despite their names, they are all gray. It's the most obvious thing about them but we miss that glaring detail.

This quiz offers you a chance to evaluate your own gray rhino spotting and wrangling skills.

Click "NEXT" below to get started.

Good luck!

How often do you go to the dentist?
Do you have a rainy day fund?
Think of the biggest problem you face in your life. Take a few minutes if you need. How would you describe the way you're dealing with it?
How often do you change the oil in your car?
Would you prefer $100 now or $150 in 12 months?
Your best friend, who has no reason to lie about such a thing, tells you your significant other may be cheating on you. What do you do?
You are an executive at an auto company and an employee alerts you to a major safety problem with a model that's about to go on the market. Fixing it will be expensive and likely delay the launch, make the CEO mad, and make a dent in your bonus. What do you do?
Climate change. Discuss.
Your job is funded by "soft" government money -that is, grants that need to be renewed. You have a new governor who is all about cutting budgets. What do you do?
Which of these comes closest to a typical lunch for you?
How do you feel about your job?
What color is a white rhino?

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The Gray Rhino Hungarian edition

hungarian-edition-coverTHE GRAY RHINO is now available in Hungarian translation via Athenaeum as A szürke rinocérosz: Hogyan ismerjük fel a világunkat fenyeget? nyilvánvaló veszélyeket, és hogyan szálljunk szembe velük

Click the book cover for more information in Hungarian.

 

Books

The Gray Rhino

How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

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Why the Cocks Fight

Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola

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Lockout

Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right

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