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We all take risks, in our lives, at work. But what happens when you, or those around you, start to deviate from what is safe, bit by little bit? In 1988 a series of massive explosions destroyed the world's largest offshore oil and gas rig killing 167 men. How could it happen, and what can it teach us about why we take risk? Is the biggest risk now that we've forgotten how simple it is for things to go terribly wrong?

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This was not a podcast I intended to listen to for my job. I work as a risk analyst for a bank, and I was mostly interested in this show to learn some more about a tragic disaster. But this podcast is an astonishingly accessible and enjoyable way of absorbing some surprisingly advanced concepts in Risk. The story focuses on the Piper Alpha disaster, on the lead up and how, bit by bit, procedures built to prevent disaster were slowly dismantled as people's perceptions of risk shift to allow more and more risk. It's an incredible story, with a really important point to make, and it's definitely worth a few hours of your time.
Baseline starts with interest and builds. The interview is great. Our safety baselines can so easily move over time. After listening to Baseline, I'm sure to reevaluate and reset my baseline in work, home and play. What a somber reminder of the possible consequences of not doing so.

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Dec 5th, 2018
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Dec 5th, 2018
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