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Aug 16, 2021

To tee up this conversation, I want you to think about fear, or more specifically “fearlessness”. I’m going to posit that this is a concept that makes little to no sense, at least when presented as a positive trait. It isn’t wise to be around anyone who purports to be “fearless”. Fear is a natural human emotion. Courage and bravery are impossible without it, and great risk management needs to acknowledge and understand it.

With that, meet Coach Tony Blauer, this episode’s guest. Coach Blauer has been in the martial arts, self-defence, defence tactics industry for over four decades. He trains people in self-defence, working with both individuals and governments. His research into physiology and mindset as it relates to violence and confrontation management has influenced over three decades of reality-based martial arts.

However, I didn’t bring Coach Blauer on to discuss combat tactics. I brought him on the show because in creating and refining his self-defense system, he developed a deep understanding of fear based on psychology, physiology, and neuroscience.

We talk about that because there is a huge cross-over with just about everything else when it comes to fear. From a risk and uncertainty perspective, we can learn a lot from Coach Blauer. So today, it’s about “know fear”, not “no fear’.

 

Show notes:

 

Blauer Training Systems

Coach Blauer’s Know Fear Now website

Coach Blauer on:

            Instagram

            Facebook

            LinkedIn

Coach Blauer’s free ebook “Making Friends With Fear” is available here

Hick’s Law

Crossed Extensor Reflex

The Boston Strangler

Flow states

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Jul 19, 2021

This episode comes at a very interesting time as parts of the world start to open up. A feature of many of our “normal” lives is live events – sport, theatre, live entertainment. We put this episode live one week before the Tokyo Olympics and a week after the European and South American football championships. Live events are reflections of our societies.

With that, meet our guest, Steve Adelman. Steve is a lawyer and a world-renowned expert on event safety and security. He literally wrote the book on crowd safety in the USA, was the lead author on The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide, and has worked with numerous large organisations on live events. He even deposed Eminem.

Steve has a rare gift for making complex topics come to life. This makes for a super interesting and fun conversation. We cover crowd behaviour, risk assessment in large events, the pandemic, reopening, and much more.

Show notes:

Steve’s law firm, Adelman Law Group

Event Safety Alliance

Adelman on Venues

The Crucible by Henry Miller

The Hillsborough Disaster

Love Parade Disaster

The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Route 91 shooting

Manchester Arena bombing

The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley

Event Safety Summit

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Jun 28, 2021

If you’ve listened to our show for any length of time, you will know that we look at risk and uncertainty in unconventional ways. We rarely talk about risk methodology nor do we use lots of jargon. We talk to people from all walks of life because uncertainty is everywhere. We can’t escape it, so we better understand it. We want to make risk and uncertainty accessible because they are fundamental to the human experience. This is embodied when we say “embrace uncertainty”.

This conversation provides us with another lens to embrace uncertainty. That lens is curiosity. Meet Lauren Yee, the “Cultivator of Curiosity”. Lauren helps organisations and people solve problems, improve their ideas and reach their potential through curiosity – because curiosity, as you will hear, is a driver of great things. She has worked with the likes of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, LinkedIn, Google and others.

She also founded the largest LEGO-based (i.e. the toys) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) consultancy. We talk about that and more including quitting, innovation and failure, having difficult conversations, play and of course, how to cultivate curiosity.

Show notes:

Lauren’s website;

Lauren on LinkedIn;

Lauren on Twitter

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May 28, 2021

On previous episodes of the podcast, we’ve discussed behavioural science when it comes to decision-making, we’ve talked about psychology and psychological frameworks – or mindset – when it comes to uncertainty and risk. However, we have never covered hypnosis. So, when I got the opportunity to have Jason Linett on the show, I naturally jumped at the chance.

Jason is a Certified Professional Hypnotist. He has spent nearly two decades learning and applying how hypnosis can change behaviours. As I read Jason’s bio and thought about the whole concept of hypnosis I considered how it could be used unethically (I was reminded on our conversation on cults with Steve Hassan) and also wondering about the circumstances under which hypnosis might work. Jason demystifies the practice and differentiates it from manipulation.

We get into all of that in this episode. Jason shares his background, we get into what hypnosis is and isn’t, we discuss the ethics of hypnosis, how Jason uses it with his clients, he shares some specific techniques, and much more.

Show notes:

Jason’s website

Jason on Facebook

Jason on Twitter

Hypnotherapy Board

Dave Elman

Implicit Learning

Future Pacing

Double Bind

Meta Model Questions

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May 9, 2021

Today, we talk about creativity, joy and passion – and how a sense of values can serve as an anchor during uncertain times. My guest is Jen Ables. Jen is someone who has worn many hats in her life. One of her first hats was as an insurance underwriter – so we start there, but it gets much more interesting!

We go on a trip in this conversation with Jen that includes the difference between success and happiness, uncertainty and resilience, Jen’s journey to becoming a dance instructor and which included a trip to the Obama White House for the “United State of Women” summit. We cover Jen’s work with wounded military veterans using dance as part of their physiotherapy and mental recovery. We get into gratitude and in what I think is a timely episode as many of us grapple with the past year of this pandemic and beyond, ways in which we can embrace uncertainty during challenging times.

Show notes:

Jen’s website

Jen on LinkedIn

Jen on Instagram

Dr. Drennan, Temple School of Business

Dr. Martin Luther King – The Drum Major Instinct

Bruce Lee – “flowing water never goes stale”

Nobel Prize winners and hobbies

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Apr 13, 2021

Today we meet Nick Bradley. Nick is a world-renowned business growth and scale-up specialist. He hosts his own podcast, the popular Scale Up Your Business podcast and is the co-founder of The Fielding Group, a growth accelerator that helps companies improve their business performance.

Nick has an interesting background in that he worked for what some might call the dark side of business, private equity. He led turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions and scale-ups before deciding that he wanted to use that knowledge to help founders and entrepreneurs. Nick discusses that world and that decision, his background in endurance athletics, and much more.

Show notes:

Nick’s website;

The Scale Up Your Business podcast;

The Fielding Group;

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

David Goggins

Jocko Willink

Zig Ziglar

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Mar 9, 2021

As human beings, there are many ways in which we tend not to make great decisions, particularly when risk is involved. So, what does great decision-making under uncertainty look like? This episode is jam-packed with plenty of insight, useful techniques and fascinating research. Making her second appearance on the All Things Risk podcast is Annie Duke. Annie is a former World Series of Poker champion (she’s won ~$4 million in the game before retiring in 2012) and is now a speaker, consultant and decision scientist.

We had Annie on the show a couple of years ago to discuss her first book Thinking in Bets – Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts – a best-seller. Today, Annie joins us to talk about her latest book How to Decide – Simple Tools for Making Better Choices. In it, she merges her poker expertise with her cognitive psychology research to create a series of tools anyone can learn to make better decisions.

We get into a ton of great stuff about decision-making in this podcast covering risk, faulty information, how to make great decisions quickly, we talk about quitting, why decision-making isn’t taught in schools, Annie’s work for the Alliance for Decision Education and much more.

Show notes:

Annie’s website

How to Decide

Thinking in Bets

The Alliance for Decision Education

Michael Mauboussin

Daniel Kahneman

Amos Tversky

Richard Thaler

Pete Carroll

Motivated reasoning

Satisficing

Angela Duckworth and Grit

Alex Honnold - Free Solo

Cass Sunstein

Barry Staw

Katy Milkman

Jack Horner

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Feb 24, 2021

Today, we welcome Rory Douglas to the show. Rory is a financial educator, a high-performance coach, author and the CEO of Aqua Financial Centre.  As you will hear, Rory spent a lot of time working with clients in the music industry and those with a significant amount of material wealth. So, we get into the world of wealth management and what wealth actually means.

Beyond this, this is a conversation about how finding a sense of purpose and meaning can (as we’ve explored before on the show) serve as a powerful anchor in the midst of stormy waters. But that takes work – it doesn’t ‘just happen’. We explore that too.

We also get into Rory’s background growing up with dyslexia and that that meant to his development  - and we get into an interesting phenomenon the population of entrepreneurs have twice as many dyslexics as the general working population of most advanced economies. We also get into decision-making, dealing with setbacks, and much more.

Show notes:

Rory Douglas

Aqua Financial Centre

The rule of 72

The 20/10 rule

Psychology, stress and performance (Yerkes-Dodson law)

Cracking the Rich Code

Broke – ESPN 30 for 30 film

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Feb 8, 2021

Today, we welcome fellow podcaster Steve LeClair to the show. Steve is an acclaimed wealth management professional in the USA. Beyond that, Steve is a bit of a kindred spirit in many ways because last year, he started a podcast called “Embracing Uncertainty” in which Steve interviews successful entrepreneurs about how they manage uncertainty. Obviously, given the past year, there are plenty of lessons.

Steve is also – like most interesting people – someone who has had a non-linear career path. He has applied lessons from one experience into another. We get into that, Steve’s experiences working for a telecoms company during the dot com bubble, dealing with setbacks, living, as Steve puts it, “a life of significance” and much more.

Show notes:

Embracing Uncertainty podcast

Steve on LinkedIn

Article – “Why Older Entrepreneurs Have the Edge”

The Guidry Group

Nick Bradley

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Jan 18, 2021

How often do you play? How often do you allow yourself to be silly, to do something just because it’s fun, with no particular objective in mind? As you will hear, most adults don’t play enough, something that may be an even bigger problem during this pandemic. “Play” is another way of saying “embrace uncertainty”. Remember when “uncertainty” wasn’t referred to as negatively as it currently is? We need to rediscover play.

Enter, Stage Right, Jeff Harry. Jeff’s mission is to show individuals and organisations how to tap into their true selves, to feel happiest and most fulfilled by playing. He has worked with Google, Microsoft, the NFL and many others. Jeff is also an accomplished speaker and has presented at the likes of SXSW and Australia’s Pausefest. He speaks to audiences around how major issues in the workforce can be solved using play. He was also selected by Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers for his work around addressing toxicity in the workplace. His company is appropriately named Rediscover Your Play.

We get into the importance of play in this episode, how to initiate it, how Jeff gets serious adults to embrace play, how he helps organisations deal with toxic people and so much more.

Show notes:

Jeff’s company, Rediscover Your Play

Jeff on Twitter

Jeff on LinkedIn

Steve Job’s Stanford commencement speech – “connecting the dots”

Steven Johnson

Flow states

Elizabeth Gilbert

Viola Davis

Dr. Stuart Brown on play

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Jan 5, 2021

Once again, we take a look back at some of our most memorable, popular, and relevant clips from our episodes of the past year. And, when we say “best of” this is always in quotation marks because we couldn’t include everything, and each episode may provide something special to every listener – this is all highly subjective!

 

2020 was of course, a challenging year and 2021 looks like it may be equally challenging. However, one of the things we have been reminded of in the past year is that uncertainty is an enduring aspect of life. We have been fortunate to bring together a variety of guests who have shared insights, tools, and practices on uncertainty that can serve us very well into 2021 and beyond.

 

We have clips from our episodes with:

 

Mike Clark

Dr. Jason Selk

Patrick McKeown

Jonny Miller

Georgie Nightingall

Chris Sparks

Alec Torelli

Christian Hunt

Saray Khumalo

Dr. Richard Harris

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Steven Hassan

Robert Fitzpatrick

Frans Johansson

Paul Orlando

Dr. Todd Boyd (AKA “The Notorious PhD”)

Toby Kent

John Perkins

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