Cassandra, according to Greek myth, was a great beauty who was given the gift of prophecy by a smitten god Apollo. But as it often is in stories of love, Apollo’s gift wasn’t enough, and in those pre-Twitter days, the rejected god, unable to simply spill venom through the Internet, spitefully responded by placing a curse on Cassandra so that nobody would believe her predictions.
Risk management these days can sometimes be just as thankless, as relevant risks seem to multiply much faster than the resources available to tackle them. Chief risk officers run the risk of becoming Cassandras, unable to convince warning-weary, fellow c-suiters to adequately respond until it is too late.
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