Info

The All Things Risk Podcast

The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting guests who have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
The All Things Risk Podcast
2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: Page 1
Nov 18, 2018

This one is a conversation about personal risk-taking, “skin in the game”, democracy, values, geopolitics and much more. It is a conversation that resonates based on what is happening across much of the world – particularly the rise of populism and authoritarians like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, and the entrenchment of old hands like Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Erdogan, to name a few. However, it is also a conversation about personal and collective values and taking risks based on these. It, therefore, offers many lessons across a variety of contexts.

My guest is Philippine Congressman and opposition member Gary Alejano. Before becoming a Congressman, Gary was a soldier in the Philippine Marine Corps and risked his life in various combat operations. He was awarded the Medal of Valour for his service to his country.

In 2003, he was one of a group of young officers who led a mutiny to protest corruption in his country’s armed forces. Yes – I said this one is about risk-taking. This was known as the “Oakwood Mutiny” (named after the luxury Manila hotel Alejano and his colleagues occupied). It was an incident that received worldwide attention.

We talk about that. We also talk about his becoming a Congressman and getting into politics – including the negative perception people in the Philippines have about their politicians (which of course, is a phenomenon many people have about their politicians across most countries in the world, particularly now!). We also discuss:

  • Opposing his President’s bloody and ineffective “war on drugs”, which by some estimates has led to the deaths of over 20,000 people;
  • What is happening inside the Philippines;
  • Fake news, democracy and authoritarianism;
  • China and geopolitics in the region;
  • Running for a Senate seat next year;
  • Taking acute personal risks in public life;
  • Much more!

I came away from this thinking that Congressman Gary Alejano is one of the world’s good guys. I hope you enjoy this fascinating conversation.

Show notes:

Gary Alejano’s page

                On Facebook

                On Twitter

                On YouTube

The Philippines “War on Drugs”

Rappler

Antonio Trillanes

The Oakwood Mutiny

Philippine v China South China Sea Arbitration case

"debt-trap diplomacy"

Failure of the UN’s 10 year War on Drugs

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Want to learn how to make great decisions? Join our decision-making course for individuals or for small-businesses and startups and get a discount using the code “ALLTHINGSRISK”

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Get your free audio book and 30 day free trial at Audible:

US listeners: get your free trial and audio book at Audible

UK listeners: get your free trial and audio book at Audible

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _

Like what you heard?

Subscribe and/or leave a rating and review on iTunes: http://apple.co/1PjLmK

Subscribe on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/all-things-risk/the-all-things-risk-podcast

Subscribe on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ben-cattaneo

Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiskThings

Drop us a note: allthingsrisk@gmail.com

0 Comments
Adding comments is not available at this time.