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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.
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Apr 23, 2020

Today we talk about decision-making, resilience, mental training and more with our guest, Chris Sparks. Chris is a professional poker player who was ranked among the Top 20 of the world’s best online players. It is this experience making an exponential number of decisions and performing at an elite level that has given Chris a number of insights and practices that he has further developed. He helps people apply these to both their work and their personal growth.If you listen to a couple of our previous episodes with Annie Duke and Alec Torelli you will know that poker mimics life because it is a game that involves decision-making under uncertainty and incomplete information. This makes Chris’ expertise and experience highly transferable. He is the founder and CEO of The Forcing Function, a company that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of entrepreneurship.

In this episode, Chris shares a wealth of very useful techniques to improve performance and deal with uncertainty and that are incredibly useful, particularly now. We cover:

  • Decision-making techniques;
  • What to do when things go wrong;
  • Why we are all “mental athletes” and the importance of mental training;
  • The importance (and limitations) of story;
  • What Chris learned at Davos
  • Much more!

Show notes:

The Forcing Function

Chris on Twitter

The Forcing Function’s Expected Value Calculator

The Fermi problem

Firebreak

Narrative bias

Article – Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

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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

Apr 21, 2020

Three weeks ago, we released an update episode on Covid19 with today's guest Daniel Wagner. It proved to be a very popular episode. That's perhaps not surprising given there is a lack of broad, balanced and thoughtful big picture analysis of what is going on. 

As a result, we decided to record another - this one was recorded on April 18, 2020 and we cover:

-More on the USA's response;

-An update on the origins of the virus based on a new chapter to Daniel's book The America-China Divide;

-What we can expect in the near future;

-Postives from the situation;

-Much more!

Show notes:

Lloyd’s City Risk Index

Daniel’s latest book – The America-China Divide: The Race to Control the World in Amazon and in Amazon’s UK site

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

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

Remdesivir

Daniel’s other recent books:

China Vision on Amazon’s US site

China Vision on Amazon’s UK site

AI Supremacy

Virtual Terror

Ep. 91 with Daniel and Keith Furst Ep 129 Ep 124Ep 119 Ep 102 Ep 98  Ep 69,  Ep 57Ep 17 and Ep 10 with Daniel Wagner

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Apr 13, 2020

Self-isolation can be difficult. If you read any of the advice about how to best deal with isolation – which comes from astronauts, submariners and others – you will come across some of the same bits of advice. These include maintaining a routine and staying physically active. However, there is one bit of advice that is crucial but that we all find very challenging – even before the coronavirus pandemic. That is maintaining and creating a meaningful connection with others.

However, as you will hear, now is a great time to do just that. My guest in this episode is Georgie Nightingall. Georgie is the founder of Trigger Conversations, a business that is all about helping individuals and organisations engineer meaningful and stimulating conversations so that they happen more often. Since its launch in October 2016, they have stimulated 5000+ meaningful conversations between strangers and held over 8- events. Georgie has given a TedX talk on this topic and trained numerous organisations.

In this episode, she shares a number of useful tips and tools that we all need right now to take advantage of an opportunity to connect and re-connect with others. And as you will also hear, that starts by embracing the uncertainty that an interaction with another human being can bring. This was a fun, inspiring and very insightful conversation!

Show notes:

Trigger Conversations

Georgie on Medium

Trigger Conversations on Facebook

            On Instagram

Neuro-linguistic Programming

Mukbang

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Apr 1, 2020

For just about all of us, our lives currently feel disrupted, and frozen – and there is significant uncertainty as to when that will end. There is a way of helping to turn that on its head however – and that is by trying different things. This being a show about uncertainty, this is a great time to walk that talk.

Welcome to our first ever “cross-cast”. I join forces with Christian Hunt, founder of Human Risk and the host of the Human Risk podcast. We decided to record a joint episode, put it up on each of our shows. The result is the aptly named “All Things Human Risk”.

We had Christian on the show for episode 115. His approach to using behavioural science to tackle risk makes him one of these rare people that helps us think differently. And right now, that is exactly what we need. This was a fun conversation that had loads of great stuff, including:

  • Why even the current situation is hard for so many of us;
  • Opportunities in uncertainty;
  • Routines versus doing new things;
  • The importance of “doing nothing”;
  • Grief;
  • Travel;
  • Naps;
  • Conspiracy theories;
  • Loads more!

Show notes:

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Human Risk

Christian on Twitter – as I once put it to him in Trump-like fashion “you have some of the best tweets”

Ep 115 of All Things Risk with Christian

Atul Gewande Checklist Manifesto

Man in plague mask on BBC

NYTimes Front Page

HBR article on grief

Conspiracy theories and coronavirus 

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