Behavioral Grooves Podcast

Christian Hunt: Mitigating Human Risk and The Algorithmic Mind

Sept. 8, 2019

Christian Hunt is the founder of Human Risk, a Behavioral Science Consulting and Training firm specializing in the fields of Risk, Compliance, Conduct & Culture. Before this, he was the head of Behavioral Science at UBS and before that, Chief Operating Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority, a subsidiary of the Bank of England responsible for regulating Financial Services.

Christian shared his 5 principles of human risk – myths that humans cling to that don’t help us do what we ought to be doing. They are all founded on the notion that very few people are doing things they shouldn’t be doing – and yet most of the rules in corporate culture are created to prevent, rather than uplift. And Christian’s biggest beef is that many, many people are NOT doing the things they SHOULD be doing – again, in part because of context and culture.

We encountered some internet gremlins that mucked up the portion of our discussion with Christian that was about music. Regrettably, we are unable to bring you Christian’s Top 10 Behavioral Science Hits but we promise to return to it in the future. 

In our grooving session, we discuss the implications of the mental algorithms and what we can do about them. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Christian Hunt.

 

Links

Christian Hunt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/humanrisk/

Human Risk: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/interested-behavioural-science-subscribe-now-human-risk-hunt/

Harley Davidson: https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/index.html

BMW Motorcycle: https://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/en/home.html#/filter-all

Royal Enfield: https://www.royalenfield.com/

“Predictably Irrational,” by Dan Ariely: http://danariely.com/books/predictably-irrational/

Franz Kafka: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kafka

Daniel Kahneman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman

Prison Experiment: https://www.prisonexp.org/

Game of Thrones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones

Chernobyl (TV Show): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_(miniseries)

Henrik Ibsen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Ibsen

Somerset Maugham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Somerset_Maugham

Sinclair Lewis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis

Inner Emigration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_emigration

William Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare

Othello: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othello

“The Culture of Responsibility” Netflix: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/36417234

“Shawshank Redemption,” by Stephen King: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Hayworth_and_Shawshank_Redemption

E.A.S.T.: http://38r8om2xjhhl25mw24492dir.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/BIT_Update-Report-Final-2013-2015.pdf

Buckminster Fuller: https://www.bfi.org/about-fuller/biography

 

Kurt Nelson: @motivationguru 

Tim Houlihan: @THoulihan

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