What's the difference between Risk and Uncertainty? That's what my guest on this episode, Dr Colin Lawrence, helps me to explore. He's spent his entire career looking at risk and has been a Chief Risk Officer, Regulator, Risk Adviser and Academic....
What's the difference between Risk and Uncertainty? That's what my guest on this episode, Dr Colin Lawrence, helps me to explore. He's spent his entire career looking at risk and has been a Chief Risk Officer, Regulator, Risk Adviser and Academic. So he's got real experience of what it means to consider risk and manage it.
In the episode, we explore what risk means in the context of COVID, water shortages, geopolitics, history and a number of social trends. Colin provides some fascinating insights that will stimulate your mind and get you thinking about risk in new ways. A common manifestation of Human Risk, is an inability to manage risk; the very things that get us into trouble, are the very things that make us bad at managing risk!
You can find out more about Colin and get in touch with him via LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-lawrence-non-executive-director-board-advisor/
or via email colin.lawrence[at]riskandfinancial.com
During our discussion, Colin mentions a number of books:
Professor Yuval Noah Harari - 'Lessons for the 21st Century'.https://uk.bookshop.org/books/21-lessons-for-the-21st-century/9781784708283
Kim Stanley Robinson - 'The Ministry of the Future' https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-ministry-for-the-future/9780356508832
Robert Harris - 'Munich'https://uk.bookshop.org/books/munich-the-price-of-peace-may-be-too-high-to-bear/9781784751852
He also highlights two articles:
A New Yorker article on the water shortage in Cape Town:https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/coming-to-terms-with-a-life-without-water
A NY Times article on the lawyer who set up her own law firm to allow her to fulfil her parenting obligations:https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/business/a-woman-led-law-firm-that-lets-partners-be-parents.html
And finally a podcast by Ezra Klein on Vox: https://www.vox.com/ezra-klein-show-podcast