Perspectives on risk

From cybersecurity to climate change; from runaway inflation to geopolitics, the world faces diverse and complex threats. AIQ talks to experts in a variety of fields to better understand these risks.

The Decision Maker: Annie Duke

Annie Duke is a World Series of Poker champion, speaker and consultant on decision making, and author of the upcoming book How To Decide. She discusses how biases influence our decisions, and the importance of diverse perspectives.

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The Technocrat: Lord Adair Turner

With developed economies stuck in a high-debt and low interest rate trap, the former head of Britain’s financial watchdog believes central banks should break a long-held taboo and finance governments directly.

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The Economist: John Kay

AIQ speaks to economist and author John Kay about risk, uncertainty and the longer-term implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Scientist: Didier Sornette

AIQ speaks to the world-renowned risk expert Didier Sornette about the coronavirus pandemic and how organisations can stay resilient in the face of unexpected crises.

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The Globalisation Expert: Ian Goldin

Globalisation is a double-edged sword. Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation and development at the University of Oxford and author of The Butterfly Defect, discusses the systemic risks that have built up as an array of interconnections have spread their wings of influence across the globe.

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The Entrepreneur: Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan is an academic, entrepreneur and author. Her latest book, Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together, explores how organisations and individuals can find their bearings in an unpredictable world.

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The Disaster Risk Expert: Robert Glasser

Dr Robert Glasser was formerly the United Nations Secretary General’s special representative for disaster risk reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. He is currently a visiting fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. He explains how the rising number and intensity of natural hazards is creating an “era of disasters” and discusses mitigation and adaptation strategies.

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The Superforecaster: Warren Hatch

Warren Hatch is CEO of Good Judgment Inc, a global network of superforecasters to help companies address complex problems, developed following research by Philip Tetlock and Barbara Mellers. Hatch explains what makes a superforecaster different and the importance of teamwork to deliver more robust outcomes.

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The Risk Engineer: Warren Black

Warren Black is a qualified engineer, risk professional and complex systems theorist. He established Complexus in 2016 to research how risks need to be controlled within complex organisations, projects and programmes. AIQ asks him whether current risk management practices are adequate in a world transitioning into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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The Probability Specialist: Sam Savage

Professor Sam L. Savage of Stanford University, author of The Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of Uncertainty, helped pioneer the field of probability management while working with Royal Dutch Shell. He discusses how we can use scenario planning and probabilistic modelling to help us deal with complex risks.

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