General Stanley McChrystal on Risk – Managing Threats and Vulnerabilities

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A conversation with General Stanley McChrystal on his latest book, Risk: A User’s Guide, exploring how individuals and organisations can exert control over every conceivable risk they might face.

General Stanley McChrystal has lived a life inseparable from the deadly risks of combat, and remains fascinated by how different leaders and organisations deal with risk.

In this wide-ranging discussion, General McChrystal will reflect on how the world manages risk today, and will unlock tools and tactics to better detect, assess and respond to risk.

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General Stanley McChrystal is the Founder and CEO of the McChrystal Group. He is the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan, and former commander of the US’s premier military counterterrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He is best known for developing and implementing a comprehensive counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and for creating a cohesive counterterrorism organisation that revolutionised the interagency operating culture.

General McChrystal’s latest book, Risk: A User's Guide, is published by Penguin in October 2021.

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