Extricating Britain from Europe will be the greatest challenge this country has faced since the Second World War – or its greatest crisis. But in Nick Clegg’s view there is nothing remotely inevitable about Brexit – except that it will be deeply damaging if it happens. But can we stop it? How can it be done? Haven’t the people spoken? Nick Clegg argues that our democratic mandate is not trounced by the referendum. We are free to reconsider. Calmly and rationally, he will explain precisely how this historic mistake can be reversed – and what you can do to make sure that it is. Read more.
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.
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.