Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

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Welcome to the world of Risky Business

Our aim is to organise and run conferences and courses to improve safety and outcomes in healthcare and other high risk industries. We do this through sharing experiences & ideas between those who operate in risky environments such as business, emergency services, exploration, sport & healthcare. Learning how to manage risk, harness innovation, improve teamwork and leadership are vital ingredients in achieving these goals. Most of these talks are also available free to view on this site.

Our Latest Talks

Paul Mattin

South Pole the hard way - 71 days and 1500 miles of adventure

Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

Rebecca Coombes

Protecting reputation under fire, supporting clients who are about to be exposed, managing fake news on Social Media.

Dr Clifford Mann

Update, successes & challenges of the national A&E and GIRFT programmes

Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

Hannah MacCleod

understanding the different generations in a winning team

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

Jeffrey Smele

Protecting reputation under fire, supporting clients who are about to be exposed, managing fake news on Social Media.

Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

Interview: Katie Derham meets Lord Tebbit

Resilience in Politics and Great Leaders of Parliament

Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

Millie Knight

Skiing blind down a slope at 70mph, crashing out and competing again to win Silver

Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson

Individual vs system responsibility when things go wrong.

Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

From homeless to House of Lords – Hubris and how to prevent it

Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

Chris Elliot

Protecting reputation under fire, supporting clients who are about to be exposed, managing fake news on Social Media.

Nico Rosberg

Q and A session “winning the world championship” - recorded.

Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

Paul Flatters

Millenials, the new generation - what does the evidence tell us.

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

Featured Talks

Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

John Barnes

How ‘I’ fits into TEAM, and the super "I"

Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

Jerry Brown

Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold

Winning Olympic Gold in the skeleton

Martin Bromiley

Never "Just a routine operation"

Simon Yates

cutting the rope -Touching the Void

Vicky Balch

Alton tower smiler victim - No point blaming people

Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

Crisis Management

Steve Richards

The Risks of the Scottish referendum

Tom Kelly

Terminal 5 opening disaster & Northern Ireland Peace Process

Nick Coleman

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster - lessons

Helen Rycraft

Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Tom Henricks

The Columbia Shuttle Accident

Ian Blair

London 7/7 Bombing and Stockwell shooting disaster - lessons

Paul Moore

Banking crisis - HBOS Whistleblower

Robert Calvert

Volcanic ash - Is it safe to fly through

Kenneth Kamler

Disaster on Everest

John Wick

UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal from Whistleblower

Chris Allen

Piper Alpha - lessons learnt

David Spiegelhalter

The two sides of swine flu risk

Michael Harwood

The worldwide threats still facing us

Geraint Vincent

The Haiti earthquake

Julie Bailey

whistleblower- Mid Staffordshire Hospital Failure

Clare Bowen

Tragic story of Bethany Bowen

Sherron Watkins

ENRON whistleblower - lessons learnt

Faz Peermohamed

The Titanic, Prestige, & Costa Concordia disasters

Survival Stories

David Evans

Flight QF32; Engine explosion on take-off on the Airbus A380

Hugh Montgomery

Physiology of extreme survival on Everest and ICU

Roberto Canessa

"Alive"- Andes plane crash -Leadership under stress

Mark de Rond

First Unsupported Row Of The Amazon River

Mike Golding

Rescuing your arch rival

Bill Hagan

747 Flight deck intrusion en route to Nairobi

Attitude is everything

Alf Dunbar

Attitude you are the difference

Ben McBean

Surviving an IED Blast - Putting life into perspective

Nicola Horlick

Having it all

Miles Hilton Barber

The only limits are yourself!

Human factors & performance

Duncan Murrell

Photographing whales in a canoo

Gareth Davies

Fom Helicopters ambulances to Fast Cars

Paul Bonhomme

Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation

Rhona Flin

Behaviour and safety

Dalton Grant

Winning a world championship gold in highjump l

Tom Aikens

Being a Michelin Chef - Quality is everything

Jane Carthey

The Hospital at Night Programme

Tom Henricks

The final briefing in the shuttle

Bren Neale

The story of Dr John Hubley

Peter Laussen

Training to be an outlier: the 10,000 hour barrier

Ian Rowland

Illusion and cold reading,

Ed Hickey & Guy Hirst

Reviewing the flight path of every cardiac patient

Charles Vincent

Does mental practice improve performance?

Dennis Quaid

Why my twins were given a massive heparin overdose

Glenn Mead

The Chimp Paradox- balancing our emotive and human responses

William Lewinski

Situation Awareness under extreme stress like police shootings

Pat Croskerry

Decision Making and human Error

Chris Brooks

Training helicopter pilots to survive ditching in the sea

Stella Xin

Hospital Code Drills

James Reason

Ingredients of heroic recovery

Truth, Openess & Forgiveness

Dean Richards

'The Bloodgate' rugby incident

Paul Levy

Hospital transparency on socialmedia

James Fraser

Lessons from Child Death Review Panels

Risky Business / BMJ Teamwork

Teamwork & Leadership - BMJ summary video

Dr Neil Bacon

Power of patient feedback on the web

Tariq Jahan

Tragic loss of life during UK Summer riots - reconcilliation in extreme

Bromiley, Bowen & Dinwoodie

How to tell a patient you have made a terrible mistake

Gerald Hickson

Listening to families

Sidney Dekker

Just culture after serious incident

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

Brighton hotel bombing Recon- Rciliation at the extreme

Extraordinary teamwork and Leadership

Catherine Bishop

Building effective teams under extreme stress

Steve Richards

Can leaders run a country with dysfunctional relationships at the top?

Brendan Venter

The locker room talk before big match

Andy Offer

How Red Arrows hire the right stuff

BMJ Learning

Teamwork Summary Video form from BMJ learning

R Dowbiggin /M de Rond

The Cambridge Boat Race Victory - to hell & back

Keith Williams

BA cabin strike - Resolving long-standing disputes

Mike Brearley

Narcissism, leadership a teamwork

Eva Carneiro

Being a premier league football doctor - potential conflicts of interest

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or no

Leadership Panel

Leaders from F1, BA, Met and NHS - Doing more for less & better

Larry Roy

Saturday night is only good for fighting

Supporting colleagues after a major incident

Joerg Leonhardt

Getting 'back in the saddle' in air traffic control

David DeMaso

Isolation, shame, and anger after a trial

Julie Thao

Being charged for manslaughter for a drug error!

Geoff McDonald

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout

Terence Montague

The Second Victim

Suzy Jordache

Physician burnout

Harris Baden

Burnout and effect on safety

Investigation, Regulation & Litigation

Shawn Pruchnicki

The Lexington air disaster

David Prior & James Titcombe

How CQC works- Lessons from death of Joshua

Graham Poll

Being a premier league & international football referee

Lilliane Field

What to do from legal perspective when you make mistake in healthcare

Andrew Blackie

Lessons from Shoreham - after the call comes in

James Badenoch

The need for litigation!

Mark OBrien

Preventing litigation

Geoff Bird

Drug errors are just as impactful as scalpels...

Chris Allen

Regulation in the Oil Industry

Guy Hirst

Regulation in the Airline Industry

Gretchen Haskins

Regulation and safety performance

John Tiner

Regulation in the Financial Industry

Arthur Gillis

Moments of Truth in the hotel industry

Gerald Hickson

Avoiding litigation

Sheila McLean

Alternatives to adversarial litigation

Communication Skills


Surgical Safety Checklist

Beverly Milton-Edwards

Talking to the most wanted

Chula, Fiona & Ranse

Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Live Demo

Steve Richards

Trump and Brexit, what next..

Judith Orasanu

What I say I'll do - and what I actually do!

Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

Peter Kim

Intelligent and autonomous surgical robots

Sarah Newcombe

Using technology to improve responsiveness to deteriorating patients

Craig Wilson

Engineering for success in F1 to baby pods

Dr Jack Kreindler

Health Innovators must refocus on the individual patient

Peter Waters

Virtual reality, animation Disney Style

Professor Giovanna Tinetti

The Scope of the Universe & risks out there

Sanjay Malaviya

Leveraging technology to gather feedback directly from children

Peter Laussen & Peter Waters

NASCARS, Simulation and Animation

Wng Cdr Andy Jeffery

Operating remotely UAVs and Robotic Surgery

Dominic King

AI-enabled healthcare

Peter Kim

New product innovationn healthcare i

Big Data

Roger Taylor / Nick Black

DEBATE: All we need is HSMR data to see failing hospitals

Martin Fletcher

Big data analysis on reported incidents

Peter Laussen

Personalising Big Data, signals noise & Risk

Brian Kavanagh

Protocolized Care - what is evidencebased care

Matt Brittin

Improvement GOOGLE Style

Jeff Mainland

Data Analytics: Healthcare's New Stethoscope?

Jim Lock

Can smart clinical pathways save the health budget?

Safety Systems learning

Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

The JL Partnership Model, couldwe use it in the NHS?

James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

Our Next Conferences

London 2019

5-7 June 2019
Kings Place, London

South Africa 2019

22nd - 23rd Oct 2019. Venue to be confirmed

Toronto 2020

5-6 November 2020
Sheraton Centre, Toronto