In the Media

This page lists interviews with and mentions of Michele Wucker in the media. For Michele’s writings, click here.

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Gray Rhinos, Game of Thrones, and TV’s Golden Age People & Profit, France24, July 21, 2017

Beijing Watches Out for “Grey Rhino” and “Black Swan” in Jungle of Financial Risks South China Morning Post, July 19, 2017

People’s Daily Reference to the Gray Rhino -What Is It? (Chinese Simplified Characters), July 19, 2017

Keeping Financial Risks at BayChina Daily, July 20, 2017

China Ignores Gray Rhino Threats to its Economy at its Own Peril Andrew Sheng, South China Morning Post, July 21, 2017

Xi’s Risk-off Push Ripples Through China as Transition Nears Bloomberg News, July 18, 2017

China Sentences to Ponder, Gray Rhino Edition Marginal Revolution, July 18, 2017

China’s Economy Charges On as Officials Target the Risk ‘Rhino’ Bloomberg News, July 17, 2017
       China economy charges on as leaders target the risk `Rhino’ The Peninsula (Qatar), July 18, 2017

Why China Fears “Gray Rhino” Risk to Fragile Financial System Marketwatch, July 17, 2017

When a ‘Black Swan’ Will No Longer Do ZeroHedge, July 17, 2017

What’s a ‘gray rhino’ and Why Did It Cause Chinese Stocks to Drop? CNN Money, July 17, 2017
       ¿Por qué un ‘rinoceronte gris’ causó la caída de las acciones en China?
        ‘Tê giác xám’ ?ang ?e d?a th? tr??ng Trung Qu?c VNExpress (Vietnam)
        Piyasan?n yeni korkusu: Gri gergedan BusinessHT (Turkey)

This book explains how ‘gray rhinos’, or significant crises, can be recognised and countered strategically, by Madan Sabnavis, Financial Express (New Delhi), May 14, 2017

Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson on “Warnings We Miss.” April 25, 2017

What Known Risks Are You Ignoring? Airmic News, January 10, 2017

Nichts Gewusst? Von Wegen Karin Bauer Der Standard (Austria), December 10, 2016

Stay Alert, Act in Time. By Elton Sayward. BW Businessworld (India) December 26, 2016

Finding The Gray Rhino: Effectively Anticipating Changes As Women in Leadership, Michele Weldon, The Movement blog on Take the Lead Women, December 16, 2016

Onward Nation podcast episode 387 with Stephen Woessner, December 14, 2016

Nichts gewusst? Von wegen, by Karin Bauer in Der Standard (Austria). Profile, December 10, 2016 (Translation from German available on website or via your browser.)

Finding The Gray Rhino: Effectively Anticipating Changes As Women in Leadership, by Michele Weldon in Take the Lead “The Movement” blog, December 13, 2016

Innov8Social Impact podcast (with written summary), October 14, 2016

Book Review: Why Did He Not See the Gray Rhinoceros? Ju Tae-San, Korea Economic Review, September 25, 2016

strategy+business Talk My Book podcast with Dan Gross, June 28, 2016. Listen using this link.

Gray Matter. Review of THE GRAY RHINO by Samantha Acriche. Reuters Breakingviews, June 24, 2016.

Reuters The Exchange. “From Black Swans to Gray Rhinos.” Conversation with Jeffrey Goldfarb. June 20, 2016 Watch HERE.

WGN TV, The Midday Fix. June 6, 2016

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C-Span2 BookTV. A conversation about The Gray Rhino with Global Environment Fund CEO Jeff Leonard at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Foreign Policy Institute April 13, 2016, in Washington, DC. Watch the video using this link.

Inc. Uncensored Podcast, April 22, 2016.

WTTW Chicago Tonight, April 20, 2016
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Editor’s Choice: The Gray Rhino,” In the Books, April 7, 2016

The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore (Review).” ValueWalk, April 5, 2016.

Into the Wild: This Author Can Help Your Company Avoid the Elephant in the Room,” New York Observer, April 2, 2016

Why Do We Choose to Ignore Impending Doom?WGN Radio: The Download, March 31, 2016

“Thinking Ahead: Confronting the Gray Rhino,” PCMA 16 Live Interview, January 11, 2016

Are You Ignoring Your Gray Rhinos?PCMA Convene, October 30, 2015

Deportations in the Dominican Republic,”, August 13, 2015

Haitians Face Deportation from the Dominican Republic as Deadline Nears,”National Public Radio, All Things Considered, June 17, 2015

The Top 6 Reasons to Be Wary of City Rankings, Ranked,” The Atlantic CityLab, May 20, 2015

Report: Immigration Reform Crucial to Midwest Agricultural Success,” Progress Illinois, February 2, 2015

Obama’s Immigration Plan Gives Ohio Businesses a Taste of Reform,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 25, 2014

Executive Action Is Here -Time for a New “Start” on Legislative ReformRunning Numbers Blog, November 21, 2014

WTTW Chicago Tonight interview “Immigration Reform,”  November 20, 2014

WDCB-FM Radio interview on “Could Executive Action Clear the Way for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?” November 14, 2014

CNBC Squawk on the Street, “Will the US Intervene in Syria?” August 29, 2013

Radio Television Suisse, “Les Jeunes Entrepreneurs au Forum,” (02:02) January 26, 2013

Quoted in Wall Street Journal, “Elected to Serve Far Away,” July 31, 2012

CNBC Worldwide Exchange on Greek debt crisis, February 13, 2012

CNBC Worldwide Exchange on European debt crisis May 23, 2011

BNN Canada “Immigration Matters,” November 22, 2010

CNBC Worldwide Exchange “Structural Imbalances in the US Economy,” August 30, 2010

CNBC “Is America Losing Its Edge?” June 23, 2010

Arizona RepublicCalls to ‘Secure Border First’ Undermining Reform,” June 20, 2010

NewsweekEnemies: A Love Story,” April 18, 2010

Quoted in Japan TimesNo one-size-fits-all for foreign suffrage” February 23, 2010

Quoted in Toronto Star. “This little (Creole) piggy” January 23, 2010

National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation “To Rebuild, Put Haitians in the Lead,” January 25, 2010

Worldfocus Radio “Haiti and the Dominican Republic -Unequal Neighbors,” January 21, 2010

National Public Radio, Latino USA, “Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Latin America” January 21, 2010

GritTV on Haiti post-earthquake, January 19, 2010.

Newsweek Online Interview “The Reasons Behind Haiti’s Poverty.” The January 17,

TVO Canada, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, January 15, 2010

Rachel Maddow Show, “Earthquake in Haiti,” January 14, 2010

Fox & Friends on immigration and health care reform, September 14, 2009, “Does the Struggle for Women’s Rights Extend to Citizenship?” August 24, 2009

Carnegie Council Radio, “Ethics in Business” Series interview, August 11, 2009

Newsday, “Ecuador Urges Immigrants to Come Back Home“, July 20, 2009

The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO Canada on Dual Citizenship, April 23, 2009

Fox & Friends on immigration, February 10, 2009

WorldFocus Radio on Reverse Brain Drain, February 3, 2009

PBS WorldFocus, Global Economic Crisis and Social Unrest, January 28, 2009