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Dec 31, 2019

This is Part One of our annual “best of” the year episode for 2019. We have clips from:

 

Ep. 100 - Hilary Gallo

Ep. 101 - Luke Tyburski

Ep. 112 - Nicole Davis

Ep. 103 – Nadia Finer

Ep. 115 – Christian Hunt

Ep. 109 – Alex Hutchinson

Ep. 107 – Anna Glover and Bryan Huneycutt

Ep. 116 – Alex Sidorenko

Ep. 120 – Allison Schrager

Ep. 108 – Katie-Jane L’Herpiniere

Ep. 106 – Usman and Adeela Omar

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Dec 18, 2019

After doing 120+ episodes of All Things Risk, it’s hard not to have some episodes that completely embody the ethos of the show – to embrace uncertainty. This is one of those episodes. My guest is adventurer, travel risk expert, author and speaker Lloyd Figgins.

In 2012, Lloyd and his friend David Whiddon rowed 3,000 nautical miles (~5,000 km) from Morocco to Barbados on a plywood boat. This was an amazing journey involving two years of preparation. We hear all about it from Lloyd – from the idea, the preparation, the journey, and its aftermath.

It embraces everything about uncertainty that we love. It is also at once inspiring and filled with practical examples applicable to any endeavour.

Show notes:

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Like what you heard?

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Our free course module “How to Set Up Any Decision for Success” from our upcoming course How to Make Decisions With Calm and Confidence

Dec 7, 2019

What can we learn about risk from how services are priced at legal brothels? What does systemic risk have to do with the paparazzi? How are big wave surfers a bit like actuaries? What does fraud tell about how people mis-calculate probabilities?

Meet Allison Schrager, author of An Economist Walks Into a Brothel. Allison is an economist, a journalist and co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners. She worked academically and professionally on retirement finance. She has worked with some of the world’s prestigious financial institutions and has written for the likes of The Economist, Bloomberg, Wired, Playboy and Foreign Affairs.

It’s this stacking of skills and experience that I think makes her book An Economist Walks Into a Brothel so insightful and entertaining. In the book, Allison looks at the pricing of sex work at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Las Vegas, risk calculations of big wave surfers, how poker players stay rational in the midst of high stakes and a lot more. So many the risk concepts are highly applicable to contexts outside of hardcore finance, Allison’s work exemplifies that and today, she joins us to share her insights in our latest episode.

We get into:

  • The origin story of the book;
  • Brothels, surfers and the paparazzi as well as the a spectacular fraud that went wrong, studying H.R. McMaster and the Gulf War;
  • How a number of financial risk concepts are applicable to wider applications – Allison’s 5 rules to risk-taking:
    • The risk free rate and risk versus reward
    • Knowing that we are irrational
    • Diversification
    • Hedging
    • Knowing that uncertainty happens
  • She shares a number of colourful stories from her book and how she conducted the research for it
  • Lots more

This was a fun and incredibly insightful conversation.

Show notes:

Allison’s website

Allison on Twitter

An Economist Walks Into a Brothel

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch

Allison’s article – “Why big-waver surfers are just like actuaries”

Crazy Eddie

Robert Merton

The Black-Scholes-Merton model

H.R. McMaster

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Drop us a note: allthingsrisk@gmail.com 

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Our free course module “How to Set Up Any Decision for Success” from our upcoming course How to Make Decisions With Calm and Confidence

 

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