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The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty, randomness and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting, authentic guests who speak honestly and openly, and have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools

The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty, randomness and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting, authentic guests who speak honestly and openly, and have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools
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The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty, randomness and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting, authentic guests who speak honestly and openly, and have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools

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Episodes

Ep. 94: Deepak Shukla: Rap, Tax, Life, Love, Entrepreneurship and Facing Fears

11/10/2018
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It’s great to be back with another episode! This one is about quite a few things, but if I had to define it with one word, it would be fear, and what happens when we take on our fears in the face of uncertainty. My guest is Deepak Shukla. Deepak is many things – CEO of Pearl Lemon SEO, an award-winning Search Engine Optimisation company, an ultra endurance athlete, a rapper, and many other things. If there is anything that underpins what Deepak is about, it is a willingness to face his...

Duration:01:28:58

Ep. 93: Lloyd Figgins - Travel Survival to Push Boundaries

10/21/2018
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This one is all about travel. Without question, travel is awesome. We can and should explore this amazing world and all that it has to offer. However, we need to travel safely and intelligently. And, for certain types of travel, we need to build some foundations so we can push the envelope. That’s what we get into today with Lloyd Figgins. Lloyd is a travel risk expert, adventurer, author and speaker. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a respected authority on travel risk...

Duration:01:07:13

In-betweenisode 16: Decide Like a Human Being

10/19/2018
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Some thoughts on what it means, and how, to make decisions “like a human being”. Show notes: Bruce Lee’s 1971 interview with Pierre Berton; Ruth Chang’s TED talk on how to make hard choices; The microbiome its links to neurobehaviours; Cardiovascular exercise and the brain; The benefits of meditation; Headspace App; Calm App; Our podcast episode with Adam Connors on networking; Our podcast episode with Tom Hardin, AKA “Tipper X” _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Get your free audio book...

Duration:00:08:27

Ep. 92: David Quammen - The Tangled Tree

10/2/2018
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This conversation is absolutely fascinating. In fact, it blew me away. My guest for this episode is science, nature, and travel writer David Quammen. David’s books have included The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin which chronicles’ Charles Darwin’s reluctance to publish his On the Origin of Species, Spillover which later informed shorter books Ebola and The Chimp and the River: How AIDS emerged from the African Forest. David has also written hundreds of articles for the likes...

Duration:01:16:02

Ep. 91: Daniel Wagner and Keith Furst - AI Supremacy

9/11/2018
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Browse through anything about Artificial Intelligence and machine learning and chances are, you will run into two types of articles: First, you will find all the thought pieces by the likes of the Big 4 accountancy firms, major consultancies, the World Economic Forum and others that discuss all the opportunities that AI provides. Second, you will find very technical articles for the “techies” that focus on the ins and outs of these technologies. What you will struggle to find are pieces and...

Duration:01:20:44

Ep. 90: Annie Duke - Thinking in Bets

9/3/2018
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As a podcast host, you are not supposed to have favourite episodes – but you still do. This is one of those. I have the pleasure today of bringing you my conversation with Annie Duke. Annie is a decision scientist and former professional poker player. In fact, for two decades, she was one of the best in the world. In 2004, she beat a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC national Heads Up Poker...

Duration:01:30:23

Ep. 89: Dan Davies - Lying for Money

8/19/2018
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Today, we talk fraud. If we think about some of the most prominent frauds in recent history – from the Bernie Madoff scandal, the LIBOR case or the collapse of Enron, they all seem to have a number of complexities to them. However, as you will hear, all fraud follows a simple logic. That logic is based on trust. My guest is Dan Davies. Dan is a former regulatory economist with the Bank of England. He has worked at a variety of investment banks and always had a fascination with the many...

Duration:01:13:02

Ep. 88: Michael MidKnight - Creativity and Design in Careers and Beyond

8/7/2018
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Today, it’s all about creativity, design, marketing and careers. That, and authenticity, a now over-used word. In the past, we’ve talked about “inauthentic authenticity” – the appearance of authenticity to create some type of one-sided sales or marketing benefit. This is a practice that one sees regularly online which can create risks and unintended consequences – for all sides in the equation. We need more people who speak their minds and are genuine. My guest today is exactly that. Meet...

Duration:01:34:29

Ep. 87: Chuck Garcia - Communicating and Mountain Climbing

7/24/2018
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Today, it’s all about communication. That, and mountaineering – because these two things are so intertwined. Well, they will seem to be once you listen to my conversation with our guest Chuck Garcia. Chuck is an executive coach, professor at the Graduate School of Engineering at Columbia University, and a speaker. He worked for many years at Bloomberg – and started before it became the giant financial news and media company that it is today. He has worked very closely with its founder...

Duration:01:11:51

Inbetweenisode 15: What Am I Reading?

7/21/2018
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We start this episode with an important announcement – that this is an episode brought to you by Audible. Listeners in the UK and US can get a free 30 day trial to Audible and a free audio book: US listeners – get your free trial and audio book at Audible UK listeners – get your free trial and audio book at Audible As we are talking about books, I thought I’d share with you some recommended books that I have read and am currently reading, and some that I am about to read: Red Card: FIFA...

Duration:00:13:50

Ep. 86: Ken Bensinger - "Red Card", FIFA, and the Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game

7/1/2018
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We have released this episode right in the middle of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. You might love football (and you may call it “soccer”). You might revel in Lionel Messi’s unbelievable skills or Cristiano Ronaldo’s athleticism (even though both are now gone from the tournament). Perhaps you play the game. Perhaps your children do. Maybe you support your local club side, one of the big European teams, or both. Your national team’s performance might have a lot of meaning for you. Conversely,...

Duration:01:14:47

Ep. 85: Matthew Del Negro - Perseverance and "10,000 Nos"

6/19/2018
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We often think of outcomes as binary – either they happen, or they don’t. Think about something you want to happen – this could be a career, relationship or personal goal. Now imagine that at some point in the future, you will learn about the outcome of that objective. You get to that future point, and the outcome is a “no”. Now imagine that you can do something about that – but that this requires you to run a type of weird marathon. At every kilometre marker, you once again get to learn...

Duration:01:12:03

Ep. 84: Stephanie Harris - How Death Expands Us

6/5/2018
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This is a wonderful conversation under the banner of “resilience”. My guest is Stephanie Harris. Stephanie is an author and a self growth and progress coach. She is a South African based in New Zealand and specialises in supporting those experiencing grief – that could be grief caused by the death of a loved one, friend or pet – but it also could be caused by a major setback. Stephanie book Death Expands Us is based on her personal experience dealing with the sudden loss of her brother....

Duration:01:08:10

Ep. 83: Keith Furst - From Philosophy to Finance, and a lot in between

5/21/2018
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In our previous episode with Justin Recla on cryptocurrencies, we mentioned that we were going to broaden out the conversation on finance, the global economy, technology and how all of that is changing us. This is exactly what we do in this episode – and then some. My guest is Keith Furst. Keith runs a firm called Data Derivatives, which focuses on implementing financial crime systems. He is an expert in anti-money laundering, fraud and financial abuse. However, Keith also has a background...

Duration:01:20:17

Ep. 82: Justin Recla - Navigating the Cryptocurrency Wild West

5/15/2018
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Sometimes, certain iconic film scenes serve as appropriate metaphors for phenomena in real life. In this episode, we talk about the world of cryptocurrencies. In searching for the appropriate comparative movie scene, I first considered the Matrix’s red pill / blue pill scene. Depending on what you think about cryptocurrencies, you might have varying viewpoints on whether they represent the red pill – emancipation from an artificial reality or the blue pill – a blissful, yet false...

Duration:01:12:15

Ep. 81: Adam Connors - Rediscover the Lost Art of Networking

4/29/2018
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This conversation will completely change the way you think about networking. Yes, we all know networking is important. But it isn’t about how many LinkedIn connections you have or about attending so-called “networking events”. True networking is about developing authentic connections with others and starting these from the vantage point of giving, not taking. It’s also an art that is increasingly being lost. Fortunately, Adam Connors is bringing it back. Adam is a master networker and the...

Duration:01:23:14

Ep. 80: Howard Bareham - Entrepreneurism, Advertising, the Media, and a Packet of Polos

4/20/2018
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This episode is a conversation about the media and advertising in our digital age as much as it is about entrepreneurism, risk-taking and decision-making. My guest is Howard Bareham. Howard is a long-time media, advertising and sales expert who has worked for and with some of the biggest names in the business – for instance Saatchi and Saatchi and WPP. Howard has had an extraordinary career starting from the ground floor of the industry and working his way up. Recently however, Howard...

Duration:01:47:24

Ep. 79: Srdja Popovic - How to Topple a Dictator

4/1/2018
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Dictatorships and “strong man” leadership is on the rise across the globe. In addition, and particularly in the West, entrenched special interests are very prominent. Indeed, it appears that democracy is in retreat. How can dictators, with their stranglehold on power through military force, control of media and financial clout be toppled? How can entrenched special interests be overcome? In fact, how can any kind of civic change happen – be that improvements with your local rubbish...

Duration:01:07:40

Ep. 78: Oscar Scafidi - Kayaking the Kwanza

3/26/2018
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Adventure is about much more than excitement and novelty. It is also about facing challenges and solving problems. It is about venturing into the unknown. It is about moving forward following setbacks. It is about making decisions, and dealing with risk. And yes, adventure can be about wonderful, curious, and frustrating things in far-off lands. This episode is about all of those things and more. My guest is adventurer, teacher, writer and political risk consultant Oscar Scafidi. In 2016,...

Duration:01:21:26

Ep. 77: Kyrre Lien - Understanding the "Internet Warriors"

3/18/2018
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Have you ever scrolled through the comments section of an article or a Twitter thread and wondered – “where do these ‘trolls’ come from?” If you’ve ever wondered that causes these often hateful, toxic and often mis-informed opinions, you are not alone. My guest this week wondered the same thing. In fact, he made a book and documentary film about this phenomenon. Meet Kyrre Lien, a 27-year old Norwegian journalist and documentarist. Last year, Forbes magazine named Kyrre one of the 30 young...

Duration:01:13:18