The Lamppost

A drunk on his way home from a bar one night realizes that he has dropped his house keys.

He gets down on his hands and knees and starts groping around beneath a lamppost.

A policeman asks what he’s doing.

“I lost my keys in the park”, says the drunk.

“Then why are you looking for them under the lamppost?” asked the puzzled cop.

“Because,” says the drunk, “that’s where the light is.”


In what is easily the shortest Honestly Lay Bare on record lies a joke which – for our mind – could equally be about the limitations of risk management.

How do we look beyond where the light is?

Indeed should we look beyond where the light is?

And are we qualified to look beyond the light?

Answer these questions Dear Reader and you have defined risk management’s – and your – limitations.

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