Measure Your Personal Risk Intelligence

Dylan Evans is a psychologist with an interest in evaluating risk intelligence – how well (or how poorly) people calculate risk based on their actual level of knowledge. His new book Risk Intelligence: How to live with uncertainty explores what kinds of people will most reliably predict outcomes, and concludes that weather forecasters and professional gamblers have skills that most people lack. As well as being good at calculating probabilities, risk intelligent people are also conscious of the limits of their knowledge, and so avoid the temptation to rely on blind luck. Evans’ approach provides an intriguing way to model risk-based decision making.

So do you think your risk intelligence is higher than normal? Evans has a free test to measure your risk intelligence, which you can find here. I took it and scored 74.5, which is apparently quite high. Phew… maybe I am in the right job after all…

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.