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Jul 27, 2016

Ep 18 Laura Bingham

Imagine cycling up and over the Andes mountains in Ecuador and Peru (a few times), into the Amazon, across the desert in Bolivia, then into Paraguay and finally Argentina, finishing in Buenos Aires.  Sounds pretty gruelling, doesn't it?  Now let's add a twist: do this on no money, nothing.  Well, that is exactly what my guest Laura Bingham recently accomplished.

Laura is an adventurer and very recently completed this epic journey.  I had the pleasure of speaking to her about it all on this episode of the show - and you will have the pleasure of listening to it!  This was an amazing conversation that I am sure you will enjoy and from which get plenty of inspiration and advice, regardless of whether or not you are into cycling or travel.

Laura and I discuss:

  • Her background, which includes teaching in Mexico and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean back to her native England;
  • The origins of her idea to cycle across South America;
  • How it worked - how she found food, places to stay, and navigated several challenges;
  • Mental strength, including overcoming difficult periods;
  • Some of the highlights of the adventure;
  • Advice for anyone looking to meet a challenge;
  • Tarantulas, armadillos, and chicken dinners;
  • Much much more!

Show notes:

Laura's website: www.laurabingham.org 

Laura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurabingham93 

Laura on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurabingham93/ 

Laura in Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurabingham93/ 

Operation South America: http://www.operationsouthamerica.org/ 

Motivational Madness on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/viralrescue 

The All Things Risk Podcast Episode 2 - Martian Cioana: http://allthingsrisk.libsyn.com/ep-2-martian-cioana 

The Transcontinental Race: http://www.transcontinental.cc/ 

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Jul 20, 2016

People love to hear expert predictions and forecasts during times of high uncertainty and volatility.  Many of these are wrong - with an important exception. In this this short episode, I discuss why we should embrace nuance ("shades of grey") and how to do so. 

Show notes:

Future Babble by Dan Gardner: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Babble-Expert-Predictions-Believe/dp/0753522365/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469049168&sr=8-1&keywords=future+babble 

"Science Says There's a Surprising Way to Change People's Political Views": http://uk.businessinsider.com/surprising-way-to-change-political-opinions-2016-6?utm_content=buffer487d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer?r=US&IR=T 

"Rise of the 'alta-male'": http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rise-of-the-alta-male-the-new-priorities-of-men-in-2016/ 

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Jul 11, 2016

Risk management needs an overhaul.  It needs to join the 21st Century.  Daniel Wagner and Dante Disparte's new book Global Risk Agility and Decision-Making: Organisational Resilience in the Era of Man-Made Risk not only discusses why this is the case, but also provides a great road map of how to achieve it.

This week, Daniel joins me as the first guest to make a re-appearance on the show.  He discusses many of the book's themes and we have a fascinating conversation that I felt could have gone for hours.  We talk about:

  • Brexit - while I never want to date any of my episodes, I thought I'd be re-miss not to tap Daniel's expertise on country risk management and spend some time getting his take on Britain's recent referendum;
  • The Anthropecene Era and man-made risks - we spend some time talking about climate change in particular, but the book also discusses things like terrorism and cyber risk;
  • Where risk management goes wrong for organisations - short-termism, greed, etc.; 
  • Risk agility;
  • Systemic issues like corruption and vested interests in global politics;
  • Organisations "having a conscience";
  • Individual and organisational leadership;
  • Disruption
  • Common sense
  • and much more!

It is a wonderful conversation that I am sure you will enjoy!

Show notes:

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Jul 6, 2016

What is it about travel? Why put yourself in positions of almost pure uncertainty in foreign lands? What is about not knowing what a place is going to be like that is so wonderful?

To explore these and other topics, Hayden Lee joins me today. Hayden is the host of a show called “The Travel Stories” podcast. Hayden is also a musician (he was the bassist for a band called Lazarus Mode), sound technician, and many other things. He is also loads of fun and a great story-teller.

This was a fantastic conversation with some great stories, loads of laughs, and some wonderful insights.  We get into: 

•Hayden’s background – he is the ”son of a hippie mom and a biker dad”
•His experience picking up and moving to Australia with all but $300 to his name
•Going back to England a few years later via Asia
•Three of Hayden’s “I almost died” stories
•Motorbiking in the Mekong Delta
•What makes travel so wonderful
•Uncertainty, taking risks
•And loads more!
 
Show notes:
 
•Check out Hayden’s show, “The Travel Stories Podcast”: http://travelstoriespodcast.com/
•Follow Hayden on Twitter: https://twitter.com/travelstoriesuk
•Check out his show’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/travelstoriespodcast/?fref=ts

 

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