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About

Introduction

Hi, my name is Joe Mayo and I am the author of Chaos to Clarity - The Tao of Risk Management. Chaos to Clarity is a practical guide to risk management for individuals and organizations of all types. I was driven to write Chaos to Clarity by repeated failures of risk management across the globe. These risk management failures ranged from annoying project problems to catastrophes like the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. I set out to research and understand why some organizations and industries were very good at managing risk but others were not. Chaos to Clarity is the culmination of my research.

Research Results

I have an information technology background so that is where my research began. I quickly learned that risk management failures were occurring in many different industries all over the world. So, I began branching out to research other industries looking for both common causes and best practices that could be applied across the board to any Industry. Over the course of my research I formulated three observations that form the basis for Chaos to Clarity:

  • Organizations that were very good at managing risks did not have highly complex processes
  • The most successful organizations focused on a few key risk management fundamentals
  • Organizational and local culture played a significant role in how effective an organization managed their risk.

Purpose

I set out to write a book that is as much practical guide as it is a desk reference. Chaos to Clarity is not an academic discussion of risk management but it does contain enough technical and historic information to whet the appetite of industry experts. The primary focus was to produce a practical guide intended to present fundamental risk management concepts, tools, and techniques that, if practiced, lead to effective risk management.

Goal

My goal is to write a risk management book that appeals to both technical and non-technical individuals and helps individuals and organizations improve their risk management capability. Improved risk management makes organizations more competitive in the global marketplace and fosters safer and more stable working environments.

How You Can Help

I spent the past five years researching and writing Chaos to Clarity. The manuscript is complete and ready for the final stages of publishing which includes proofing, editing, printing and distribution. To reach the broadest audience possible I plan to publish hard cover, soft cover, and e-book formats. The proceeds from this Kickstarter project will be used to fund the final publishing stages. A successful Kickstarter project will have Chaos to Clarity ready for global distribution by February 2015. You can help by doing two things; 1) Help energize your friends and colleagues by spreading the word about Chaos to Clarity 2) Contribute to this Kickstarter project.

Thank You

Thanks for your time and support for this project!

Risks and challenges

The manuscript is complete so the chance of production delays are very low. Distribution delays are mitigated by offering three different formats; hard cover, soft cover, and e-book.

My career has spanned nearly 3 decades primarily focused on managing risk for a variety of clients including product companies, telecommunication companies, governmental agencies, and many others. I specialize in risk management and have received several awards for my project management and risk management capability. I have encountered nearly every production challenge one could expect and have effectively mitigated production delays, poor graphics quality, labor relation problems, logistics problems, etc. I am confident in my ability to leverage past experience to develop an effective approach to address any risks or challenges we may encounter in the final stages of this project.

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    Hardcover copy of Chaos to Clarity; the Tao of Risk Management and a 30 minute personal consultation on one of the following risk topics; defining risk policy, establishing risk tolerance thresholds, identifying risks, and reporting risks to stakeholders..

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    Ten signed hardcover copies of Chaos to Clarity; the Tao of Risk Management, a customized risk management maturity roadmap, and a 2 hour teleconference for up to 15 people on one of the following risk topics; defining risk policy, establishing risk tolerance thresholds, identifying risks, and reporting risks to stakeholders.

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    Ten signed hardcover copies of Chaos to Clarity; the Tao of Risk Management and a three-part risk management series consisting of three, 2 hour teleconference sessions for up to 15 people. The three-part series will focus on using risk tolerance to guide risk policy, risk governance, and risk dashboard reporting

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    4 hour on-site risk management seminar and 10 signed hard cover copies of Chaos to Clarity. Seminar topic(s) are of your choosing and can include any topic or combination of topics from the following list: defining risk policy, establishing risk tolerance thresholds, identifying risks, and reporting risks to stakeholders.

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