Oxymoron du Jour: Gung-ho Risk Manager

I was checking out the schedule for next week’s sure-to-be interesting RIMS (Risk & Insurance Management Society) conference in San Diego, and I was stopped cold by the following front-page image:


Do we really want our risk managers to be "gung-ho"? Isn’t that at least an oxymoron, if not actively self-refuting?

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