The Puzzle of Economic Progress – by Diane Coyle for Project Syndicate

Aug 13, 2019 DIANE COYLE Current academic research – into the impact of new technologies, the economics of innovation, and the quality of management, for example – may be providing ever more pieces of the puzzle. But many crucial questions about economic progress remain unanswered, and others have not yet even been properly posed. CAMBRIDGE – Do we know how economies …

Lagarde Is the Right Choice – Philippe Legrain for Project Syndicate

Jul 4, 2019 PHILIPPE LEGRAIN The nomination of Christine Lagarde to be the next president of the European Central Bank is a breath of fresh air for the stale, male-dominated institution. Incumbent President Mario Draghi may seem like a hard act to follow, but Lagarde has what it takes to succeed. She needs to be bold. LONDON – The choice of Christine …

New Speaker – Ian Robertson – Author of The Stress Test

“If you create success for yourself, you will transform your self and your brain, psychologically, physically and chemically.” Ian Robertson is Psychology Professor at Trinity College Dublin, University College London and University of Texas at Dallas and best selling author of  The Stress Test, The Winner Effect and Mind Sculpture. He  one of the world’s leading researchers in neuropsychology and …

New Speaker – Norman Ohler – Author of Blitzed – Drugs in the Third Reich

Norman Ohler is a novelist and film maker. In 2017, Ohler’s first non-fiction book “Blitzed – Drugs in Nazi Germany” became a New York Times bestseller. It is an explosive true story which uncovers an untold aspect of what fueled the Nazi war machine during World War II. It is currently translated into 31 languages, and optioned for a motion picture by Paramount. NEW YORK …

New Speaker: Steven Van Belleghem – Customer Centric Thinking

Steven Van Belleghem  studied applied economics at the University of Ghent. His summers were spent specializing in marketing at UC Berkeley. His core expertise is the future of customer centricity. The combination between customer-centric thinking, the latest technologies and the human touch is the guiding principle in Steven’s stories. He is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of inspiration agency Nexxworks and …

New Speaker: Dr Morgaine Gaye – Food Futurologist

Dr Morgaine Gaye is a Food Futurologist and director of bellwether: Food Trends, the first food trend research compendium. She has her own health-food product range of functional food blends called Dr Gaye, which are sold globally on-line.   Morgaine looks at food and eating from a social, cultural, economic, trend, branding and geopolitical perspective. Her work involves running ideation …

New Speaker – Ian Kearns author of Collapse: Europe after the European Union

Ian Kearns Topics: Economics & Geopolitics Expertise: Brexit, Europe, Collapse: Europe after the European Union Dr. Ian Kearns has over 25 years of experience working in the public, private and NGO sectors, the last 15 of them in organizational leadership positions. He is a former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Britain’s leading progressive …

New Video on MiVote: Revolutionising Democracy & Adam Jacoby

ADAM JACOBY, is a serial entrepreneur, who has (co-) founded numerous businesses, including market leaders IMS Sports and Lifelounge.com. With deep expertise in innovation and fast growth business development, Adam was the CEO of BRW’s 2010 Fastest Growing Private Company (under $100M). Some years ago he pondered a new challenge:democracy. Could politics become fairer and more inclusive if he thought about democracy as …