Monthly Archives: June 2014

Keynote speaker John Hulsman on understanding risk tolerance

Jun 30, 2014

Dr John Hulsman, senior columnist at City A.M., discusses risk tolerance, and argues that if investors want to predict the future evolution of geopolitical situations – the US’s involvement in Iraq, Europe’s relationship with Ukraine, and Iran’s nuclear programme deal – they would do worse than to understand human psychology. Working with psychotherapist Lara Palay, John fuses her

“Is it wrong to spy?” asks ethics speaker Professor AC Grayling

Jun 30, 2014

Professor AC Grayling, a leading ethics speaker and Master of the New College of the Humanities, discusses whether it is wrong to spy in his latest piece for Prospect Magazine. In the knowledge the spying is common place, as “allies spy on allies, commercial groups spy on rivals, [and] governments sponsor spying on various sectors of other

Tom Chatfield, inspirational speaker on the impact of technology on society, discusses what our descendants will deplore about us

Jun 27, 2014

It’s the mark of a great thinker if he can confront his readers with a deeply uncomfortable question and still make it fun as well as thought-provoking. Tom Chatfield is one such man.  An inspirational speaker on how technology is transforming society, he asks in his latest feature for bbc.com,  “What is it that future generations will

“ISIS should not top US foreign policy list” warns Francis Fukuyama

Jun 27, 2014

Francis Fukuyama, fellow at Stanford University and expert speaker on political philosophy, wrote in the Financial Times that ISIS risks distracting the US from more menacing foes. Francis believes that the “focus of today’s debate [over Western intervention] ought to be: how should we prioritise the threats facing us and how bad are the most serious?” Authoritarian

“Eat up your GM crops” advises keynote speaker Matt Ridley

Jun 27, 2014

Writing in The Times, Matt Ridley, best-selling author and popular keynote speaker, tells readers to eat up GM crops, arguing that genetically modified foods are cheaper to grow, need fewer pesticides and can be enriched with anti-cancer agents. This follows from the news that Britain could soon grow genetically modified crops commercially, which Matt believes is a

“Fight for YES” proclaims innovation speaker DJ Patil

Jun 25, 2014

Giving a motivational commencement speech for the 2014 UC Santa Cruz Basking School of Engineering, DJ Patil, one of the world’s foremost authorities on data science and a leading innovation speaker, told the new graduates to chase their big ideas, but most importantly lead a path of intellectual honesty. DJ explains that we are entering a time where everyone

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