Hi there, we’re Thierry and Christian
We met several years ago during our study at the Institute of Risk Management IRM. At this time we both worked in risk management and shared the same passion for our profession. We both found that risk management is not simply tables, heat maps and measures, but it’s interconnected with all aspects of business. Every manager is a risk manager, whether he knows it or not. It’s a natural part of our life determined by the uncertainty of the future. That’s especially true for entrepreneurs and executives. We’re all facing uncertainty, and we all want to be prepared for it.
A blog to connect and to innovate ideas
With ‘Wise Fools Tales’ we would like to inspire our audience. We strive to connect ideas and invite our audience to see the bigger picture by telling stories.
Facts and figures and all the rational things that we think are important in the business world actually don’t stick in our minds at all.
Also, we’re happy to help with a specific problem you’re facing or connect to a solution. Discuss with us in the comments or send us a message.
The tales of the wise fools
According to Wikipedia,
“The wise fool, or the wisdom of the fool, is a form of literary paradox in which through a narrative a character recognized as a fool comes to be seen as a beholder of wisdom. […] the wisdom of the fool often captures what reason fails to illuminate of a thing’s meaning or significance; thus, the wise fool is often associated with the wisdom found through blind faith, reckless desire, hopeless romance, and wild abandon.”
One is always wiser in hindsight.
Every organization needs that wise fool. In the agile organization the wise fool is the Scrum Master, the Agile Project Manager or the Risk Manager if you want – someone who clears the way of obstacles, identifies and mitigates risks and allows an organization to accelerate.
In ‘The Emporer’s New Clothes’ by Hans Christian Andersen the wise fool is portrayed by a child who calls out what no one dares to say, yet everyone sees and what is the inevitable truth. In retrospect, many disasters, accidents and business failures could have been avoided by simple measures and preparation. Too often people fail to see the bigger picture and don’t connect the dots.
Not many organizations have the resources to invest in a risk manager. Many organizations also lack the risk awareness. And let’s be frank, having one guy taking care of risks is probably not the right approach anyway. It’s everyones responsibility.
So we’re here to help. And we want to make it in a fun way. Please enjoy your time on our blog.