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

Millie Knight

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

Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

Hannah MacCleod

understanding the different generations in a winning team

Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

Rebecca Coombes

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

Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

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

Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

Jeffrey Smele

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

Interview: Katie Derham meets Lord Tebbit

Resilience in Politics and Great Leaders of Parliament

Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

Dr Clifford Mann

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

Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

Chris Elliot

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

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson

Individual vs system responsibility when things go wrong.

Paul Mattin

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

Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

Paul Flatters

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

Nico Rosberg

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

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

Featured Talks

Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

John Barnes

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

Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

Martin Bromiley

Never "Just a routine operation"

Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

Vicky Balch

Alton tower smiler victim - No point blaming people

Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

Simon Yates

cutting the rope -Touching the Void

Crisis Management

Ian Blair

London 7/7 Bombing and Stockwell shooting disaster - lessons

Kenneth Kamler

Disaster on Everest

Nick Coleman

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster - lessons

Tom Henricks

The Columbia Shuttle Accident

Geraint Vincent

The Haiti earthquake

David Spiegelhalter

The two sides of swine flu risk

Michael Harwood

The worldwide threats still facing us

John Wick

UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal from Whistleblower

Clare Bowen

Tragic story of Bethany Bowen

Tom Kelly

Terminal 5 opening disaster & Northern Ireland Peace Process

Helen Rycraft

Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Sherron Watkins

ENRON whistleblower - lessons learnt

Faz Peermohamed

The Titanic, Prestige, & Costa Concordia disasters

Robert Calvert

Volcanic ash - Is it safe to fly through

Paul Moore

Banking crisis - HBOS Whistleblower

Chris Allen

Piper Alpha - lessons learnt

Jerry Brown

Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Steve Richards

The Risks of the Scottish referendum

Julie Bailey

whistleblower- Mid Staffordshire Hospital Failure

Survival Stories

Mike Golding

Rescuing your arch rival

Mark de Rond

First Unsupported Row Of The Amazon River

Bill Hagan

747 Flight deck intrusion en route to Nairobi

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

Attitude is everything

Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold

Winning Olympic Gold in the skeleton

Nicola Horlick

Having it all

Ben McBean

Surviving an IED Blast - Putting life into perspective

Alf Dunbar

Attitude you are the difference

Miles Hilton Barber

The only limits are yourself!

Human factors & performance

Jane Carthey

The Hospital at Night Programme

Duncan Murrell

Photographing whales in a canoo

Rhona Flin

Behaviour and safety

Dalton Grant

Winning a world championship gold in highjump l

William Lewinski

Situation Awareness under extreme stress like police shootings

Gareth Davies

Fom Helicopters ambulances to Fast Cars

James Reason

Ingredients of heroic recovery

Paul Bonhomme

Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation

Ed Hickey & Guy Hirst

Reviewing the flight path of every cardiac patient

Ian Rowland

Illusion and cold reading,

Stella Xin

Hospital Code Drills

Glenn Mead

The Chimp Paradox- balancing our emotive and human responses

Bren Neale

The story of Dr John Hubley

Dennis Quaid

Why my twins were given a massive heparin overdose

Charles Vincent

Does mental practice improve performance?

Tom Aikens

Being a Michelin Chef - Quality is everything

Chris Brooks

Training helicopter pilots to survive ditching in the sea

Pat Croskerry

Decision Making and human Error

Peter Laussen

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

Tom Henricks

The final briefing in the shuttle

Truth, Openess & Forgiveness

Gerald Hickson

Listening to families

Risky Business / BMJ Teamwork

Teamwork & Leadership - BMJ summary video

Bromiley, Bowen & Dinwoodie

How to tell a patient you have made a terrible mistake

James Fraser

Lessons from Child Death Review Panels

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

Brighton hotel bombing Recon- Rciliation at the extreme

Paul Levy

Hospital transparency on socialmedia

Dr Neil Bacon

Power of patient feedback on the web

Tariq Jahan

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

Dean Richards

'The Bloodgate' rugby incident

Sidney Dekker

Just culture after serious incident

Extraordinary teamwork and Leadership

R Dowbiggin /M de Rond

The Cambridge Boat Race Victory - to hell & back

Keith Williams

BA cabin strike - Resolving long-standing disputes

Brendan Venter

The locker room talk before big match

Mike Brearley

Narcissism, leadership a teamwork

Andy Offer

How Red Arrows hire the right stuff

Eva Carneiro

Being a premier league football doctor - potential conflicts of interest

Catherine Bishop

Building effective teams under extreme stress

Leadership Panel

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

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or no

BMJ Learning

Teamwork Summary Video form from BMJ learning

Larry Roy

Saturday night is only good for fighting

Steve Richards

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

Supporting colleagues after a major incident

Harris Baden

Burnout and effect on safety

Terence Montague

The Second Victim

Julie Thao

Being charged for manslaughter for a drug error!

Suzy Jordache

Physician burnout

Geoff McDonald

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout

Joerg Leonhardt

Getting 'back in the saddle' in air traffic control

David DeMaso

Isolation, shame, and anger after a trial

Investigation, Regulation & Litigation

Geoff Bird

Drug errors are just as impactful as scalpels...

Guy Hirst

Regulation in the Airline Industry

James Badenoch

The need for litigation!

Graham Poll

Being a premier league & international football referee

Gretchen Haskins

Regulation and safety performance

Chris Allen

Regulation in the Oil Industry

Lilliane Field

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

Gerald Hickson

Avoiding litigation

Andrew Blackie

Lessons from Shoreham - after the call comes in

Mark OBrien

Preventing litigation

David Prior & James Titcombe

How CQC works- Lessons from death of Joshua

Sheila McLean

Alternatives to adversarial litigation

Arthur Gillis

Moments of Truth in the hotel industry

John Tiner

Regulation in the Financial Industry

Shawn Pruchnicki

The Lexington air disaster

Communication Skills


Surgical Safety Checklist

Chula, Fiona & Ranse

Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Live Demo

Beverly Milton-Edwards

Talking to the most wanted

Judith Orasanu

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

Steve Richards

Trump and Brexit, what next..

Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

Dominic King

AI-enabled healthcare

Professor Giovanna Tinetti

The Scope of the Universe & risks out there

Craig Wilson

Engineering for success in F1 to baby pods

Wng Cdr Andy Jeffery

Operating remotely UAVs and Robotic Surgery

Sarah Newcombe

Using technology to improve responsiveness to deteriorating patients

Peter Waters

Virtual reality, animation Disney Style

Peter Laussen & Peter Waters

NASCARS, Simulation and Animation

Peter Kim

Intelligent and autonomous surgical robots

Dr Jack Kreindler

Health Innovators must refocus on the individual patient

Sanjay Malaviya

Leveraging technology to gather feedback directly from children

Peter Kim

New product innovationn healthcare i

Big Data

Roger Taylor / Nick Black

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

Peter Laussen

Personalising Big Data, signals noise & Risk

Brian Kavanagh

Protocolized Care - what is evidencebased care

Matt Brittin

Improvement GOOGLE Style

Jim Lock

Can smart clinical pathways save the health budget?

Martin Fletcher

Big data analysis on reported incidents

Jeff Mainland

Data Analytics: Healthcare's New Stethoscope?

Safety Systems learning

James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

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

Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

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