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

Nico Rosberg

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

Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

Millie Knight

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

Paul Mattin

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

Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

Hannah MacCleod

understanding the different generations in a winning team

Paul Flatters

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

Jeffrey Smele

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

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

Interview: Katie Derham meets Lord Tebbit

Resilience in Politics and Great Leaders of Parliament

Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

Dr Clifford Mann

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

Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Rebecca Coombes

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

Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson

Individual vs system responsibility when things go wrong.

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

Chris Elliot

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

Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

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

Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

Featured Talks

Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

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

Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

John Barnes

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

Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

Crisis Management

John Wick

UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal from Whistleblower

Sherron Watkins

ENRON whistleblower - lessons learnt

Chris Allen

Piper Alpha - lessons learnt

Robert Calvert

Volcanic ash - Is it safe to fly through

Clare Bowen

Tragic story of Bethany Bowen

Geraint Vincent

The Haiti earthquake

Helen Rycraft

Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Tom Henricks

The Columbia Shuttle Accident

Faz Peermohamed

The Titanic, Prestige, & Costa Concordia disasters

Tom Kelly

Terminal 5 opening disaster & Northern Ireland Peace Process

Michael Harwood

The worldwide threats still facing us

Jerry Brown

Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Nick Coleman

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster - lessons

Kenneth Kamler

Disaster on Everest

Paul Moore

Banking crisis - HBOS Whistleblower

Julie Bailey

whistleblower- Mid Staffordshire Hospital Failure

David Spiegelhalter

The two sides of swine flu risk

Steve Richards

The Risks of the Scottish referendum

Ian Blair

London 7/7 Bombing and Stockwell shooting disaster - lessons

Survival Stories

David Evans

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

Mark de Rond

First Unsupported Row Of The Amazon River

Mike Golding

Rescuing your arch rival

Roberto Canessa

"Alive"- Andes plane crash -Leadership under stress

Hugh Montgomery

Physiology of extreme survival on Everest and ICU

Bill Hagan

747 Flight deck intrusion en route to Nairobi

Attitude is everything

Ben McBean

Surviving an IED Blast - Putting life into perspective

Nicola Horlick

Having it all

Alf Dunbar

Attitude you are the difference

Miles Hilton Barber

The only limits are yourself!

Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold

Winning Olympic Gold in the skeleton

Human factors & performance

Dennis Quaid

Why my twins were given a massive heparin overdose

Peter Laussen

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

Bren Neale

The story of Dr John Hubley

Ed Hickey & Guy Hirst

Reviewing the flight path of every cardiac patient

Gareth Davies

Fom Helicopters ambulances to Fast Cars

Ian Rowland

Illusion and cold reading,

James Reason

Ingredients of heroic recovery

William Lewinski

Situation Awareness under extreme stress like police shootings

Duncan Murrell

Photographing whales in a canoo

Jane Carthey

The Hospital at Night Programme

Dalton Grant

Winning a world championship gold in highjump l

Pat Croskerry

Decision Making and human Error

Tom Henricks

The final briefing in the shuttle

Paul Bonhomme

Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation

Glenn Mead

The Chimp Paradox- balancing our emotive and human responses

Rhona Flin

Behaviour and safety

Chris Brooks

Training helicopter pilots to survive ditching in the sea

Tom Aikens

Being a Michelin Chef - Quality is everything

Stella Xin

Hospital Code Drills

Charles Vincent

Does mental practice improve performance?

Truth, Openess & Forgiveness

James Fraser

Lessons from Child Death Review Panels

Paul Levy

Hospital transparency on socialmedia

Sidney Dekker

Just culture after serious incident

Tariq Jahan

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

Risky Business / BMJ Teamwork

Teamwork & Leadership - BMJ summary video

Gerald Hickson

Listening to families

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

Brighton hotel bombing Recon- Rciliation at the extreme

Dean Richards

'The Bloodgate' rugby incident

Bromiley, Bowen & Dinwoodie

How to tell a patient you have made a terrible mistake

Dr Neil Bacon

Power of patient feedback on the web

Extraordinary teamwork and Leadership

Mike Brearley

Narcissism, leadership a teamwork

BMJ Learning

Teamwork Summary Video form from BMJ learning

Steve Richards

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

Keith Williams

BA cabin strike - Resolving long-standing disputes

Eva Carneiro

Being a premier league football doctor - potential conflicts of interest

Andy Offer

How Red Arrows hire the right stuff

Larry Roy

Saturday night is only good for fighting

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or no

Brendan Venter

The locker room talk before big match

Catherine Bishop

Building effective teams under extreme stress

R Dowbiggin /M de Rond

The Cambridge Boat Race Victory - to hell & back

Leadership Panel

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

Supporting colleagues after a major incident

Harris Baden

Burnout and effect on safety

Terence Montague

The Second Victim

Suzy Jordache

Physician burnout

David DeMaso

Isolation, shame, and anger after a trial

Geoff McDonald

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout

Joerg Leonhardt

Getting 'back in the saddle' in air traffic control

Julie Thao

Being charged for manslaughter for a drug error!

Investigation, Regulation & Litigation

Lilliane Field

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

John Tiner

Regulation in the Financial Industry

Chris Allen

Regulation in the Oil Industry

Gerald Hickson

Avoiding litigation

Gretchen Haskins

Regulation and safety performance

Guy Hirst

Regulation in the Airline Industry

Mark OBrien

Preventing litigation

Andrew Blackie

Lessons from Shoreham - after the call comes in

David Prior & James Titcombe

How CQC works- Lessons from death of Joshua

Shawn Pruchnicki

The Lexington air disaster

Sheila McLean

Alternatives to adversarial litigation

Arthur Gillis

Moments of Truth in the hotel industry

James Badenoch

The need for litigation!

Geoff Bird

Drug errors are just as impactful as scalpels...

Graham Poll

Being a premier league & international football referee

Communication Skills

Beverly Milton-Edwards

Talking to the most wanted


Surgical Safety Checklist

Steve Richards

Trump and Brexit, what next..

Judith Orasanu

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

Chula, Fiona & Ranse

Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Live Demo

Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

Dominic King

AI-enabled healthcare

Craig Wilson

Engineering for success in F1 to baby pods

Peter Laussen & Peter Waters

NASCARS, Simulation and Animation

Dr Jack Kreindler

Health Innovators must refocus on the individual patient

Sarah Newcombe

Using technology to improve responsiveness to deteriorating patients

Peter Kim

Intelligent and autonomous surgical robots

Sanjay Malaviya

Leveraging technology to gather feedback directly from children

Peter Kim

New product innovationn healthcare i

Wng Cdr Andy Jeffery

Operating remotely UAVs and Robotic Surgery

Professor Giovanna Tinetti

The Scope of the Universe & risks out there

Peter Waters

Virtual reality, animation Disney Style

Big Data

Matt Brittin

Improvement GOOGLE Style

Brian Kavanagh

Protocolized Care - what is evidencebased care

Jeff Mainland

Data Analytics: Healthcare's New Stethoscope?

Roger Taylor / Nick Black

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

Peter Laussen

Personalising Big Data, signals noise & Risk

Martin Fletcher

Big data analysis on reported incidents

Jim Lock

Can smart clinical pathways save the health budget?

Safety Systems learning

Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

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

Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

Our Next Conferences

Toronto 2018

5-6 November 2018
Sheraton Centre, Toronto

London 2019

5-7 June 2019
Kings Place, London

South Africa 2019

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