This week, Daniel joins me as the first guest to make a re-appearance on the show. He discusses many of the book’s themes and we have a fascinating conversation that I felt could have gone for hours. We talk about:
- Brexit – while I never want to date any of my episodes, I thought I’d be re-miss not to tap Daniel’s expertise on country risk management and spend some time getting his take on Britain’s recent referendum;
- The Anthropecene Era and man-made risks – we spend some time talking about climate change in particular, but the book also discusses things like terrorism and cyber risk;
- Where risk management goes wrong for organisations – short-termism, greed, etc.;
- Risk agility;
- Systemic issues like corruption and vested interests in global politics;
- Organisations “having a conscience”;
- Individual and organisational leadership;
- Common sense
- and much more!
It is a wonderful conversation that I am sure you will enjoy!
- the book’s website: http://globalriskagility.com/
- Find the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Global-Risk-Agility-Decision-Making/dp/1349948594/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468324654&sr=8-1&keywords=global+risk+agility
- Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/countryriskmgmt
- Dante Disparte on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ddisparte
- Daniel’s company, Country Risk Solutions: http://countryrisksolutions.com/
What is it about travel? Why put yourself in positions of almost pure uncertainty in foreign lands? What is about not knowing what a place is going to be like that is so wonderful?
To explore these and other topics, Hayden Lee joins me today. Hayden is the host of a show called “The Travel Stories” podcast. Hayden is also a musician (he was the bassist for a band called Lazarus Mode), sound technician, and many other things. He is also loads of fun and a great story-teller.
This was a fantastic conversation with some great stories, loads of laughs, and some wonderful insights. We get into:
- Hayden’s background – he is the ”son of a hippie mom and a biker dad”
- His experience picking up and moving to Australia with all but $300 to his name
- Going back to England a few years later via Asia
- Three of Hayden’s “I almost died” stories
- Motorbiking in the Mekong Delta
- What makes travel so wonderful
- Uncertainty, taking risks
- And loads more!
How do leaders, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs practice resilience? How does resilience help to create success (and how do we even define success)? My guest on this week’s episode is best-selling author, CEO, management expert and technology entrepreneur Faisal Hoque. Faisal currently runs a company called Shadoka and is a regular contributor for Fast Company. Faisal has a very interesting background. He moved from Bangladesh to the USA when he was 17 and by the age of 22, started his own company and was on the way to achieve tremendous success. However, he eventually had to deal with tremendous adversity and that’s when he started to make a number of changes in his life and approach. We get into all of that, and much more.
- Life paths and trajectories
- Emotional intelligence and systemic thinking
- Risk and living in uncertainty
- Overcoming adversity
- And much more!
Everything Connects: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-Connects-Creativity-Innovation-Sustainability-ebook/dp/B00HSO0YIE/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466638220&sr=8-1&keywords=everything+connects
Lydia Dishman article on having mulitple jobs:http://www.fastcompany.com/3060326/the-future-of-work/in-the-future-well-all-have-multiple-jobs
River Monsters: http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/river-monsters/