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What on Earth Can Go Wrong Reviews

What on Earth Can Go Wrong by Richard Fenning

What on Earth Can Go Wrong: Tales from the Risk Business

Richard Fenning

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1 review

Imprint: Eye Books
Publisher: Eye Books
Publication date: 22 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781785632242

The former CEO of the global consultancy Control Risks looks back with humanity and insight on the people and places he got to know in a thirty-year career, while offering timely thoughts on the relationship between risk and fear in a profoundly volatile world.

4 stars out of 5

"The memoir has its share of derring-do"

The memoir has its share of derring-do, as he takes the reader on his Kevlar-clad journeys through Iraq and Libya, recalls flying sweatily into Russia with $20,000 stuffed down the front of his trousers, or explains how he helped a client in the mid-1990s whose ice-cream factory had been infiltrated by the Medellín cartel. But Fenning is too attuned to the comedy in such capers to paint his career as particularly adventurous. He brings equal relish to the tale of the chief financial officer who stole from his company to pay for a penis enlargement operation, or the moment when he had to inform a client that his wife had worked in adult films.