Thursday, 13 September 2007

Man's laughter Manslaughter

Attending the DVS Symposion in Munich today and reading the comments in this morning's Financial Times that"when bombarded by complex information it is human nature to look for a short cut" I am reminded of Ezra Pound's observation that the German word for "to condense" is "Dichten" and for "poetry" it is "Dichtung".

Perhaps risk managers should flex their poetic imaginations and as an example of how to condense the risks associated with a sense of humour consider the upside and downside, the respect that is due to the power of an apostrophe as well as the complexities of English pronunciation in the title of this blog.

No comments: