Michele Wucker coined the term "gray rhino" as a metaphor for obvious risks that are neglected despite -and often because of- their size and likelihood. She is the author of the international bestseller THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, which China’s leadership has used to frame and signal a crackdown on financial risk. Drawing on three decades of experience in media and think tank management, turnarounds, and strategy, Michele in 2015 founded the strategic advisory firm Gray Rhino & Company. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow. Her first two books, LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right and WHY THE COCKS FIGHT: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola, have influenced policy debates and decisions. She speaks regularly on risk management, leadership, and macro strategy for high level global audiences. She has written for and been interviewed by leading global media including CNN.com, The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal; National Public Radio, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and many others. Visit her website at www.thegrayrhino.com.
Awards and Recognition
- Guggenheim Fellow, 2007
- World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, 2009
- American Council on Germany Young Leader, 2008
- Womens Media Center Progressive Womens Voices Alumna, 2008