In a rare appearance Daniel Pink, the internationally bestselling writer, and one of the top 10 most viewed TED speakers with over 19m views , will show how perfect timing is a science which properly understood will revolutionise WHEN we make decisions and how best to live, work and succeed. Drawing on more than seven hundred studies from the fields of psychology, biology, anthropology, economics and more, Pink will reveal how we can use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule.? When is the best time to take hard decisions? When should you have your first coffee of the day? Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? How do we apply the science of timing to our own lives and societies? And when is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers or get married? Join us for a talk that will provide compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives. Read more.
In this talk Dan Ariely, the world-renowned behavioural economist and New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, will delve into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help us better understand why our irrational behaviour often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances and what we need to do to make better ones. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating journey deep inside our minds, guided by the 5+million viewed TED speaker, and see the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our everyday choices about money and how to change our financial decision-making. Read more.
A tour by James Bidwell of some of the most extraordinary, exceptional and disruptive business innovations in the world. Ranging from Smart Cities, the Sharing Economy, Sustainability, Entertainment, Health, the Workplace, Communication, Education, to Retail and Travel, the innovations showcased in James’s talk can be digital or analog, capitalist or social, start-up or corporate, developed from an old model or creating a new one. At the end we will learn from the world’s most forward thinking businesses how to disrupt, innovate, collaborate, learn new skills and drive creative solutions in your workplace, office or industry. Read more.
Five years have passed since women were exhorted to ‘Lean In’. But why should anyone ‘lean in’ to a patriarchal system that is out of date? Don’t we need to change it for the good of us all? In this major talk based on her new book, City heavyweight and founder of the 30% Club Helena Morrissey, will set out a bold approach to gender equality which she will argue is more than a moral imperative but essential to economic prosperity and to solving the many problems we face today. For women just starting on the career ladder, for those looking to break through to the next level and for business leaders seeking to effect positive change in the boardroom this must-attend talk promises to be a powerful guide to how to change our work and our lives. Read more.
In this talk, Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, goes inside some of the most effective organisations in the world, ranging from Google to Pixar, and reveals their secrets. He will not only explain what makes such groups tick, but also identify the key factors that can generate team cohesion in any walk of life. He will examine the verbal and physical cues that bring people together, and the specific strategies that encourage collaboration and build trust. This talk based on Dan’s groundbreaking new book The Culture Code is based on a simple insight- great groups don’t happen by chance. They are built according to three universal rules. WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ‘A truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups, The Culture Code blows all other books on the subject right out of the water. Read it immediately.’ Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals ‘If you want to understand how successful groups work – the signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativity – you won’t find a more essential guide than The Culture Code. This is a marvel of insight and practicality.’ Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit Read more.
In this talk based on her new book, The Great Economists , Linda Yueh will explain the key thoughts of history’s greatest economists from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes, and how they could help us with the policy challenges that we face today. She will explore, for example, what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the likely future for the Chinese economy? How do the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, who argued for government spending to create full employment, help us think about state intervention? And with globalisation in trouble, what can we learn about handling Brexit and Trumpism? Read more.
What do Pokémon Go and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein have in common? Why do some businesses survive, and others fail at the first sign of change? What gives the human brain the edge over computers? The answer: Elastic Thinking. It’s an ability we all possess, and one that we can all learn to hone in order to succeed, at work and in our everyday lives. Here Leonard Mlodinow, whose own flexible thinking has taken him from physics professor to TV scriptwriter and bestselling author, takes us on a revelatory exploration of how elasticity works. He draws on cutting-edge neuroscience to show how, millennia ago, our brains developed an affinity for novelty, idea generation and exploration. He discovers how flexible thinking enabled some of the greatest artists, writers, musicians and innovators to create paradigm shifts. He investigates the organisations that have demonstrated an elastic ability to adapt to new technologies. And he reveals how you can test your own brain power and increase your capacity for elastic thinking. By uncovering the secrets of our flexible minds, Elastic explains how to thrive in an endlessly dynamic world, at a time when an ability to adapt is more important than ever before. Read more.
In this talk Jeremy Bailenson, the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, will discuss how Virtual Reality technology will shape the future and how it can be used to hone our performance, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Join us to understand how our world will be changed with the introduction of Virtual Reality technology. Read more.
Business Talks: Season Tickets are now available starting at £1000 plus vat. To attend an event all you or anyone in your organisation needs to do is email John Gordon at email@example.com stating which event you’d like to attend and the number of tickets. We will keep a register of the events your organisation has attended and send you a regular statement clearly showing when the credits are running out. We will applying for the talks in the Business programme to be CPD certified so attendance at these talks can be used against your Professional Development. For further information about our Season Tickets please contact John Gordon on firstname.lastname@example.org Read more.