Paul Niel, Hong Kong based motivational and business speaker, shared his insights on how to take risks in business and expeditions without fearing failure, from his experience of scaling the Seven Summits…
One of his rules, for example, is learn to manage risks:
“There are subjective risks, and objective risks. Subjective risks are things you can control, train, mentally prepare yourself for. Objective risks – such as rock falls, weather – are out of my control, so all I can do is manage them. If there’s a massive snowfall I know not go out on the slopes because there’s a high avalanche rate. So, the more experience and knowledge you have, the better your judgement.”
Paul Niel is a Hong Kong based entrepreneur, future thinker and adventurer. He supports and sponsors enterprises that use exponential technologies to solve grand challenges. He is co-founder of Peared, a lifestyle company for older adults and Luxarity, a Hong Kong based enterprise with a mission to up cycle luxury fashion. He is also an active angel and early stage investor supporting innovative businesses in Europe and Asia and is an expert for the Exponential Organisations Program.
His passion to explore the planet led him into adventures and expeditions around the globe. In 2013 he claimed the top of Mt Everest, successfully completing his quest for the highest mountain on every continent, the seven summits.