We hear about danger in news bulletins every day so this week we have set the goal of understanding risk in a scary world with Chris Ruff from Insight Global Risk.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is 2015 Rockford Black Shiraz.
Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of potential dangers.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Greg Champion who made 100 in the backyard at mum’s.
In stories without notice, we review the Gourmet Goodie Bag available at the Royal Adelaide Show..
And in the musical pilgrimage … Todd Fischer has a song by Treason and Chris Hails.
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Running Sheet: Understanding risk in a scary world
|Mine’s not gold
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
|SA Drink Of The Week
|2015 Rockford Black Shiraz … tasting notes
|Stories Without Notice
The Gourmet Goodie Bag is back at the Royal Adelaide Show this year with $120 value for $20.
Chris, Nigel, and Steve review the contents of the bag as a community service 🙂
News reports of trucks being driven into pedestrians while North Korea sends missiles flying over Japan, can give the impression that we are living in very dangerous and unstable times. But are we? Stephen PInker, in the New Republic article, A history of violence, argues “we are probably living in the most peaceful moment of our species’ time on earth”. Somewhere in between these extremes sits Chris Ruff, managing director of Insight Global Risk, a strategic risk and security consultancy, who will help us start understanding risk in a scary world tonight.
UPDATE: Chris has since shared his travel advice, as promised in the interview. It even includes a free download tip sheet. Get Travel Security tips here.
Chris, I wanted to get you on this show, after hearing an interview on Harvard Business Review’s Ideacast podcast, with Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism adviser to U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (Harvard Business Review’s IdeaCast episode with Richard Clarke), who tried to warn the Bush administration about Osama Bin Laden but was ignored. He calls that situation, being a Cassandra, and you recently wrote a piece about that. What is a Cassandra? Are you a corporate Cassandra? Removing Apollo’s Curse in the business risk industry
I like how Sarah Green Carmichael asks Richard if he would have written his current book called Warnings, if the Bush Administration had taken his warning on al-Qaida seriously and acted on it?
Have you ever been a Cassandra?
You’ve worked in the military and in business. Is one group better than the other in reflecting on warnings?
What is an enterprise risk assessment?
Chris Glenn: Ah, another day of TV filled with nothing but endless video runs of various North Korean missile launches with much ado about nothing. The missile launched this morning went over the northern districts of Honshu, and the south of Hokkaido before dropping in the Pacific Ocean. It went over Japan 550Km up, 540km higher than jets fly, (and not forgetting space starts at 100km up) yet we’re treated to live reports from southern Hokkaido from a reporter who saw nothing, heard nothing, and probably doesn’t know what, if anything happened. Lots of talking heads, very little facts, lot of hot air. What? Me Worry?
You do geopolitical assessments. What would you be saying to clients in Japan or thinking of Japan and the region right now? Is reality different from the news?
What sorts of risks to businesses face when the enter new countries?
You mentioned companies not having unlimited budgets for guards at mines, how do bad guys have so many in movies like James Bond and John Wicks?
And are there major risks when travelling, for work?
Are they different than for play? You recently went on a cruise, do you prepare in a special way?
Politics is rough at the moment and heating up. How do you prepare for rallies and protests?
In cyber security, what are some tips?
You worked for BHP Billiton as its Regional Asset Protection Manager (Asia Pacific).
|Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
Port Adelaide News January 1925
Chronicle July 1936
Port Adelaide News August 1927
|100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we revisit a show which featured Dylan Middleton and Marcus Davies from the Trifecta Cricket Association, a backyard cricket association. On the show we also interviewed Greg Champion who had a hit with I Made 100 In The Backyard At Mum’s. In it, he talked about shooting the video for that and how people just rolled up (and we ask Chris how this story helps us start understanding risk in a different way).
| Musical Pilgrimage
This week’s featured track is by a local Scottish-born rapper called Treason and features Chris Hails. The song I’m gonna play for you is called Now You Know and it starts out with nice dreamy synth and features some really crisp engineering work from Hails. Treason’s deep vocals and mixed accent make for a really interesting and textured sound which contrasts really well against Hail’s more distinctive Adelaide accent. Treason’s flow and delivery is really smooth and catchy while Chris seems to enjoy regularly changing up his tempo and playing with different rhythms to keep things interesting. They have been working together for almost two years now and seem to have found a sound that really compliments each other well. This track also features a really cool breakdown at the end which again gives some really dreamy vibes.
If you’d like to hear more, Treason is working on a new EP titled “Money Peace and Anarchy” and Chris Hails has a fully self-produced album called “Peter Pan” both coming out soon. So jump on their Facebook pages to stay updated with new releases or head over to Soundcloud and check out their previous tracks.
|The NSA, they’re our best listeners
Here is this week’s preview video:
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