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Apr 28, 2019

  

One of the types of people we love to have on the All Things Risk podcast are adventurers. Adventures capture so much about risk and uncertainty and they are a microcosm of what we face and deal with in our broader lives. If that sounds like we believe that we should live our lives a bit like adventures, you’re right. Our guest today embodies exactly that and we can learn a lot from her.

Meet Katie-Jane L’Herpiniere, aka Kate-Jane Endurance. Katie is an adventurer, endurance athlete, speaker, and expedition leader. She has done some amazing things like being the first to trek across the entire length of the Great Wall of China, crossing the Patagonian icecap, riding the original 1911 Tour de France route unsupported, and being only one of 29 finishers (out of 98) to complete the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyryzstan last year. We talk about all of those things and more including: 

  • What to do when things go wrong;
  • Teamwork;
  • Toughening up;
  • Preparation and planning;
  • Quitting (I loved this Instagram post of hers on the topic);
  • Fear of the unknown. 

Show notes:

Katie’s website

Kate on Instagram

Katie’s Instagram post on quitting

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

L’Étape du Tour

The Transcontinental Race

The Silk Road Mountain Race

Free Solo

Alex Honnold

 

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Apr 14, 2019

 

This episode was put together as a bit of an experiment – and a very successful one at that. This was our first live recording with an audience and it took place in Louisville, Kentucky at the USITT 2019 conference. USITT is the US Institute for Theatre Technology – and it aims to advance the skills and technology of those working in theatre, entertainment, and the performing arts. Basically, if you think about live shows that might have pyrotechnics, crazy lighting and sound, special effects, amazing stunts and other things, then you aren’t far off. 

What’s interesting about all this is that many of these shows are pushing boundaries and trying new things – and that means risk and uncertainty. Which of course means an open door for some amazing insights. That is exactly what we have for you.

My guests are Anna Glover and Bryan Huneycutt.  If you are a long-time listener to the podcast, you will remember Anna as my guest on Episode 11. Anna is currently the Director of Organisational Health and Wellness at the Yale University School of Drama. Bryan works at Disney in Entertainment Safety. Both do cool jobs in helping directors and those involved in live theatre do amazing things and do them safely. We have a fascinating conversation that offers fantastic insights applicable to just about any domain. It also features some very thoughtful questions from the audience.

We cover:

  • How to speak truth to power and how to speak up;
  • Building a “just” organisational culture;
  • What to do when things go wrong;
  • Why you should ask questions to which you already know the answers;
  • How to learn from mistakes;
  • Pigeons, yes – pigeons;
  • Much more!

Show notes:

Anna Glover Consulting

Anna on LinkedIn

Anna on Instagram

Yale School of Drama

Bryan on LinkedIn

Bryan on Instagram

USITT

The National Theatre

War Horse

Duncan Wardle on Creativity

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Apr 7, 2019

 

For the last few episodes, we have had “big picture” conversations (which BTW I love). However, as much as I enjoy those types of conversations, and as much as we like to frame them in positive terms, when we think about the state of our politics, divisiveness, intolerance and the closed-minded we often see around the world, it is hard not to think that a certain level, the world is in a dark place.

Well, this week we are going to flip the script on all of that. This is an episode about adventure, sport, entrepreneurship, culture, and one that reminds us that the world is an amazing place, particularly when cultures collide and we bring a sense of wonder and curiosity to those interactions. My guests are Usman and Adeela Omar.

Usman and Adeela are brother and sister, hail from Pakistan but live in the UK, and are young entrepreneurs. The projects they are working on embody that sense of connectedness and the wonderful things that can happen when that connectedness exists.

The first project is something called TriPakistan, which must be the coolest and most beautiful triathlon in the world – it certainly is one of the highest. This is a triathlon taking place on July 21st of this year in the Karakoram region of Pakistan. If you check out the photos of this project, you will be stunned by the beauty of this part of the world – a part that we hear so little about. The other is a project called Lemon Doves which focuses on handmade products from local communities in Pakistan.

In speaking to Usman and Adeela, I get the wonderful impression that “the kids are all right” if these two are anything to go by. We get into a number of interesting topics, including:

  • Usman and Adeela’s backgrounds growing up in Pakistan;
  • What they think of life in the United Kingdom;
  • Usman’s cycling adventures and participation in the upcoming Silk Road Mountain Race – a 1700km, 26,000m elevation gain event in Kyrgyzstan;
  • TriPakistan and its origins;
  • Lemon Doves;
  • Risk-taking with regard to these endeavours;
  • Travel and adventure;
  • Loads more

Show notes:

TriPakistan

TriPakistan on Instagram

Lemon Doves

Lemon Doves on Instagram

Usman on Instagram

Adeela on Instagram

The Silk Road Mountain Race

Escape the City

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