Sunday, May 21, 2006


Enterprise Architecture and Fear

In the book: Beyond Fear, Bruce Schiener who is CTO of Counterpane discusses five different tendencies people in general do to exaggerate risks: to believe that something is more risky than it actually is. Many enterprise architects are more guilty of this than the general population.

1. People exaggerate spectacular but rare risks and downplay common risks.

2. People have trouble estimating risks for anything not exactly like their normal situation.

3. Personified risks are perceived to be greater than anonymous risks.

4. People underestimate risks they willingly take and overestimate risks in situations they can't control.

5. People overestimate risks that are being talked about and remain an object of public scrutiny.

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