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Maverick* Research: Societal Vulnerability Creators as Societal Vulnerability Managers

Published: 24 June 2019

ID: G00390643

Analyst(s): Yinuo Geng


Shifts in societal vulnerabilities occur more frequently due to digital technologies, regardless of aggregate quantity. Managing them requires the creators of societal vulnerability shifts to also become the managers. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research


  • Shorter Transitions Between Shifts in Societal Vulnerabilities Occur Due to Digital Technologies
  • Traditional Management of Societal Vulnerability Shifts Is Failing
  • Societal Vulnerability Creators Must Become Societal Vulnerability Managers
    • A New Twist to Agile Methodology
    • Central Regulatory Oversight Bodies Should Aid Societal Vulnerability Creators to Become Managers
  • Conclusion

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