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Dec 29, 2018

Our final episode of 2018 is a look back at how some of the year’s “big picture” risks played out and a look ahead at 2019 in geopolitics, technology, the economy and society. My guest is Daniel Wagner, who I have had the pleasure of having on the show half a dozen times now. We did an episode in the same format at this time last year and it was fun and interesting, so thought we should do it again.

If you don’t know Daniel, he is the founder of Country Risk Solutions and a prolific author and commentator. We get into a variety of things including the USA, China, Saudi Arabia, cybersecurity, technological change, sex robots, and a few things to be positive about as well.

Show notes:

Daniel and Keith Furst’s latest book:  AI Supremacy: Winning in the Era of Machine Learning

www.ai-supremacy.com

Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/countryriskmgmt

Daniel’s company, Country Risk Solutions: http://countryrisksolutions.com/

Ep. 91 with Daniel and Keith Furst, Ep 69,  Ep 57Ep 17 and Ep 10 with Daniel Wagner

Dec 24, 2018

Today, we take a little trip to a place called “Moneyland”. Moneyland is a virtual place – but it is also very real. In fact, it is the third richest “country” in the world.

Moneyland is the title of the Times of London’s Business Book of the Year, written by our guest Oliver Bullough. Oliver is an award-winning investigative journalist. He previously wrote two non-fiction books on Russia’s history and politics.

The book’s full title is Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Rule the World and How to Take it Back. It is where many of the world’s mega rich, particularly kleptocrats in a variety of countries characterised by high levels of corruption, hide and spend their stolen wealth.

As you will hear from Oliver, Moneyland is a lawless, stateless place. It is also one that the West’s own institutions have helped to create, and in the process undermine the foundations of Western stability. We cover that and more in this enthralling conversation, including:

  • What Moneyland is and how it got created;
  • How Moneyland works – how kleptocrats can steal, hid and spend their ill-gotten wealth (and do things like buy passports);
  • Tax havens and how they work;
  • The role of the West in creating Moneyland, and how Moneyland is undermining democracy;
  • What we can do to fight back against Moneyland

Show notes:

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Rule the World and How to Take it Back

Oliver on Twitter

A Kleptocracy Tour of London with Oliver

Kleptocracy Tours

Viktor Yanukovych

Francis Fukuyama

Walid al-Juffali

The Eurobond

Gabriel Zucman’s The Hidden Wealth of Nations

Civil Society Groups:

            Global Witness

            Transparency International

            Corruption Watch

            FACT Coalition

            The Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative

            Sherpa

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Dec 10, 2018

I try to find words and concepts that encapsulate my guests, what they are about, and what we cover in each episode. In thinking about this one, the word that kept coming back to me was “mindset”. My guest is ultra endurance athlete Chris Solarz. Chris has set nine world records, including the total combined time for marathons on all seven continents, number of stairs climbed in 12 days, fastest time to visit all 468 stations in the New York City subway system, and more. He has completed hundreds of marathons, the Ultraman triathlon, the Epic 5 challenge, and recently raced the Deca Man, 10 Ironman distance triathlons in 10 days.

So, who is this guy? Is he some type of professional ultra endurance athlete? Actually, no. Chris is married, a father of three and a Managing Director at a hedge fund. This is where the concept of mindset comes in. Chris has an incredible way of prioritising and integrating family, his passion for endurance sport, and his career. Of course, this isn’t easy, as you will hear. However, there is a lot we can take away from the mindset that Chris has developed and apply it to any aspect of life.

We get into that. Chris talks about his background, how he got into running and ultra endurance events, some of the world records he has set and more. However, this isn’t a conversation about endurance training. It is about motivation, family, overcoming obstacles, managing time, prioritising, decision-making, and much more.

I feel very privileged to bring this one to you. Chris is very authentic and insightful. I think you’ll love it.

Show notes:

Chris on LinkedIn;

Interview with Chris in The Week;

Chris’ 12 hour treadmill world record;

Chris’ stair climbing world record;

Chris at the Epic 5;

Arthur Lydiard;

“It’s Okay to be Good and Not Great” by Brad Stulberg

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