Tuesday 5 October 2021


Four Star General Stanley McChrystal

Former Commander of the US Forces in Afghanistan

A User’s Guide to Risk, in collaboration with How to Academy

Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has lived a life associated with the deadly risks of combat; he has seen how individuals and organizations, too often and to great cost, fail to mitigate risk. Why? Because they focus on the probability of something happening instead of the interface by which it can be managed.

General McChrystal will offer a new system of responding to risk, through ten dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time, illustrating how these factors are almost always in effect, and how by considering them, individuals and organizations can exert mastery over risk.

Stanley McChrystal

McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the US Army. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of the US forces in Afghanistan. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. Tantum Collins and Chris Fussell are his colleagues at the McChrystal Group, while David Silverman is the founder and CEO of CrossLead. He is the author of Team of Teams.