Public perceptions of risk management are commonly framed around prevention, not creation. So-called 'bonkers conkers' stories and the banning for sale of mince pies by WI groups paint the discipline in a very negative light. Yet all significant human development has involved risk: embracing it, not hiding from it.
In 2007 Tim Smit, Chief Executive and co-founder of the Eden Project, gave his views on risk taking, value creation and human endeavour. At a more fundamental level, he revealed to the audience what he feels makes large social projects a success and where the pitfalls commonly lie. Obviously issues of climate change remain very much in the news and Tim discussed, by reference to his work at the Eden Project, what we as individuals might practically do.
As for the Miss Whiplash question, why do the positive aspects and effects of risk management never get given the same tabloid headline prominence?