What are the risks we incur in life? How much is attributed to lifestyle? How much is pure chance? Is there anything we can do to minimise risk?
Risk analyst Robert Phillips may have the answers.
He is the risk expert. A former aviation risk analyst, Robert has looked at our lives, from the womb to the deathbed, to work out where the chances of loss, injury or death come from.
Starting with the statistically typical life, and working through scenarios from disease and accidents to global risks like natural disasters, climate change and resource risks, through to war, violent crime, financial risk and self-induced risk, he advises us on our chances of surviving or falling prey to any of these and more.
His book puts it all in proportion at last.