Short-sighted Safety

Short-sighted Safety There is nothing more debilitating to human ‘being’ than hyper-fear, hyper-risk aversion and hyper-safety. Hyper-fear and hyper-risk aversion is the outcome of blind safety and ignorance. I was contacted by a person who is a parent at a school that had just banned children in the school from doing handstands and cartwheels on …

Be Prepared for Risk

Be Prepared for Risk by Hayden Collins from http://www.riskintelligent.com.au/ I walked into McDonalds this week for a coffee and noticed that their latest placemat on their tray is a promotion for Scouts Australia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouts_Australia ). As I looked at this promotion and its ‘frame’ of reference, I saw young people in the messy puddle of …

Failure Must be an Option

Failure Must be an Option The Australian Government wants to stimulate an innovation/ideas avalanche and have thrown $1.1 billion at trying to create a ‘boom’ of ‘agile’, ‘creative’ and ‘innovative’ people seeking to embrace risk (http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/innovation-statement-what-you-need-to-know-about-malcolm-turnbulls-plan-20151206-glgzhs.html ). Just like the US Government in Oct 2015 in The Strategy for American Innovation advocated Americans to ‘embrace …