September 8, 2019

Christian Hunt: Mitigating Human Risk and The Algorithmic Mind

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.



Christian Hunt:

Human Risk:

Harley Davidson:

BMW Motorcycle:

Royal Enfield:

“Predictably Irrational,” by Dan Ariely:

Franz Kafka:

Daniel Kahneman:

Prison Experiment:

Game of Thrones:

Chernobyl (TV Show):

Henrik Ibsen:

Somerset Maugham:

Sinclair Lewis:

Inner Emigration:

William Shakespeare:


“The Culture of Responsibility” Netflix:

“Shawshank Redemption,” by Stephen King:


Buckminster Fuller:


Kurt Nelson: @motivationguru 

Tim Houlihan: @THoulihan

Check out the Behavioral Grooves website:

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