Yearly Archives: 2014

In conversation with Michael Woodford, the first CEO in history to become a whistleblower of his own company

Dec 18, 2014

Raleigh Addington, Chartwell’s new Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region, caught up with the famed whistleblower Michael Woodford MBE, former CEO of Olympus Industries, in the latest episode of our podcast series. In a situation described as the Japanese Enron, Michael found himself in the middle of treachery and intrigue shortly after being appointed

“Failure to tackle drug-resistant infections will cost the global economy up to $100tn by 2050” warns Jim O’Neill

Dec 12, 2014

Former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill has commenced Chairing a review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), a position he was appointed to by British Prime Minister David Cameron. Publishing the first AMR paper on Thursday, Jim has warned that antimicrobial resistance is a more certain threat than climate change in the short term, and that “failure to tackle drug-resistant infections

Second Home: London’s workplace of the future is launched by Rohan Silva, an expert on the UK tech industry

Dec 4, 2014

Rohan Silva, a global thought leader on the relationship between public policy and innovation, has just spent £3 million gutting an old carpet factory off Brick Lane in London to create a utopian workspace called Second Home. A former influential advisor to British PM David Cameron, Rohan was responsible for the Tech City initiative in east London

Matt Ridley, the “rational optimist”, forecasts the inevitability of pilotless transport

Dec 3, 2014

Writing for The Times, Matt Ridley, best-selling author of “The Rational Optimist” (2010), argues that “irrational fears” about pilotless transport must eventually give way to the evidence that they are better and safer. Consequently, he predicts that “we will embrace the inevitability of pilotless aeroplanes at some point in the not so distant future.” This forecast rests on

“To see is to believe”: Oren Yakobovich demonstrates the power of hidden cameras at TED Global 2014

Dec 2, 2014

Oren Yakobovich is an Israeli social entrepreneur who has been working at the intersection of human rights and film-making for 20 years. He is a leading voice on how to use visual information to create sustainable lasting positive change in areas of conflict. He co-founded Videre in 2008, an NGO with ground breaking methodology and hidden

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