Monthly Archives: August 2011

8 ways to get Britain going again

Aug 31, 2011

The latest issue of Management Today offers 8 interesting ways to rejuvenate the British economy and avoid the dreaded double dip: 1. Torpedo our obsessions with home ownership 2. Make banks work for everyone 3. Get our kids ready for work 4. Stagger income tax 5. Find a British Bill Gates or Steve Jobs 6.

Summer Tips III: preparing the speaker

Aug 26, 2011

Taking advantage of the briefest of summer lulls, we took a few minutes out to interview our Head of Client Servicing and Partner, Stefanie Carter. Stefanie works round the clock to ensure the logistics are in place and that the speaker is thoroughly briefed and prepared. She kindly took the time to answer a few questions:

Summer Tips II: finding the right speaker

Aug 25, 2011

Finding the right speaker to fit the event is essential. A well-known name can be a real draw, but there are thousands of speakers, many of them great value, who can contribute sophisticated insights without breaking the budget. Spending the same budget on several lesser-known speakers can also provide additional flexibility, allowing you to break

Summer Tips I: how to use speakers

Aug 24, 2011

Using speakers in an interesting and imaginative way delivers a successful and memorable conference. By setting up debates and interviews you can maximise the impact of great speakers. Although a keynote can be an effective way of communicating a message to an audience, often two speakers in conversation or interview can be equally rewarding. For

Daniel Finkelstein describes the Eurozone as a “burning building with no exits”

Aug 23, 2011

I dropped by the offices of News International yesterday to interview Executive Editor of the The Times Daniel Finkelstein. He shared his thoughts on the eurozone crisis, Britain’s economy and the future of the coalition. The main problem facing Britain: we don’t have any money. Daniel also noted that when he and George Osborne were

HARDtalk interview: Free market capitalism in Asia

Aug 22, 2011

Anybody interested in market capitalism and the explosive growth of emerging economies should listen to the excellent HARDtalk episode broadcast on BBC World this week (available here). Stephen Sackur is joined by Chandran Nair, founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow and Raghuram Rajan, former IMF economist and now an economic adviser to the Indian

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