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Dec 25, 2016

I had a number of excellent conversations with awesome guests this year that touched on “big picture” topics and it is my pleasure to share some highlights of these in the first of two “best of” episodes.  They discuss the origins of the calendar and the concept of time, systems thinking, corruption and ethics, the global financial crisis of 07-08, Brexit, Trump and technocracies, counterinsurgency, and saving lives.  Featured clips are from:

Stay tuned for Part Two!

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Dec 19, 2016

We talk about "lenses" on the All Things Risk Podcast - ways of viewing the world.  One  of the lenses through which we can understand human potential is sport, and in particular, endurance sport.  The conversation in this week's episode may, at first glance, seem like a discussion about nutrition in this domain, and in a way it is.  But, it is about much more than that.

Meet Erica and Warren Pole. Erica and Warren are founders of the highly innovative sports nutrition company "33 Shake" - 33shake.com.  33 Shake sells  whole food plant-based sports nutrition products. Erica and Warren are endurance athletes and in the course of their training, they found it very difficult to get good, natural sports nutrition. So, they made their own based on research and experimentation.  Soon however, they were sharing their creations with others and before they knew it, they had a business on their hands.

Now, 33 Shake has grown very impressively.  They have a presence in 25 countries but more significantly, some of the world's elite athletes are customers (like British multi-Olympic Gold medallist and Tour de France Winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and British double Gold Medallist Phil Hindes), and Chrissie Wellington, 4 time Ironman World Champion is a brand Ambassador.  For a company that started out on a kitchen table, that is very impressive.  But how did that happen? Listen to find out!

This is a fabulous conversation that covers:

  • Entrepreneurship and risk-taking;
  • Nutrition and sports nutrition (particularly plant-based, vegan nutrition);
  • Superfoods;
  • Endurance sport as a channel to explore your limits;
  • Working together as husband and wife
  • Loads more!

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Dec 12, 2016

Like any other field, the professional discipline of risk management is filled with jargon and multi-syllabic words. That can make it seem distant and inaccessible to many.   That’s a problem because we all deal with risk and uncertainty on an everyday basis.  If only there was a way to make the practice and benefits of risk management accessible to all of us.

Meet John Lark, this week’s guest on the All Things Risk Podcast, John is a speaker, consultant, author, and risk management expert.  He recently authored a book which is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get the most out of managing risk.  In actuality, it’s a book that can help anyone and John is perhaps the most qualified person on the world to have written.

John has worked in risk management for many years in the Canadian government and over the past several years via his own firm Coherent Advice.  He is an expert in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and has helped many organisations and individuals manage their risks.  Above all, John is fun and engaging.  He is also a friend and a mentor and all of this makes for an entertaining and informative conversation that covers:

  • Confirmation bias and how to overcome it;
  • The importance of context;
  • Trump and the outcome of the US elections
  • Getting what you want;
  • Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP);
  • Negotiation;
  • John’s book
  • Loads more!

Show notes:

John’s firm, Coherent Advice: http://www.coherentadvice.com/

John on Linkedin: http://bit.ly/2hj3EW9

John’s book Risk Management - A practical guide for SMEs - http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/publication_item.htm?pid=PUB100367

Jonathan Pie’s post-US election rant - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs

Neuro-linguistic programming - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming

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