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Mountain Madness and Public Policy


Public policy carries risk. It impacts the lives of many, but unlike the natural selection of the free market where companies succeed or fail, there is a strong perception that public policy must not fail.

Mountaineering carries risk. To climb is to see people around you dying, or hear of close friends passing away and to know that you yourself could end up as a tribute memorial on a mountain far away.

How should one define success in complex situations like this, where risk abounds, and failure can manifest in many different ways?

In this talk, the speaker will talk about his experiences climbing in the big mountains of the Himalayas and Karakoram, crawling through the swamps of the Amazon jungle, trudging through the scorching sands of the Gobi desert and freezing in the Arctic winter, amongst others; Hopefully these experiences can be a spring-board to discuss leadership, risk-planning and public policy.


Mr Lien Choong Luen, McKinsey and Company

Wednesday, 08 October 2014
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-4,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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