Monthly Archives: November 2011

Muhammad Yunus and Social Business

Nov 28, 2011

It was a privilege to see Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus talk on his concept of ‘Social Business’ last week. He argued that our global economic system relies on two false asumptions: That a comparatively small proportion of the human race possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and that most people are ‘followers’ rather than ‘innovators’ That capitalism must be based primarily on our

Charlie Chaplin in Mumbai

Nov 23, 2011

Good luck to our friends at Editorial Intelligence, who are heading off to India today to launch Names not Numbers in Mumbai. Yesterday I went along to a showing of Deepak Verma’s Mumbai Charlie in Somerset House. A young businessman, uncomfortably thrust into a senior role in the family business, has a car crash en route

Recipe for the UK economy: more innovation please

Nov 15, 2011

This morning we hosted one of our regular Breakfast Club events at London’s RAC.  It was a full house for a lively conversation between Matthew Hancock MP, former chief of staff to George Osborne, business journalist and author Philip Delves-Broughton (over from the US East Coast) and Chris Brady, Dean of BPP. The discussion, moderated

Former BBC journalist joins Chartwell’s London team

Nov 15, 2011

A big welcome to Katie Fraser, who joins Chartwell from the BBC, where she has spent the last 6 years working as a researcher and journalist (mainly focused on politics, business and economics). Katie brings with her frontline experience at one of the world’s top media organisations, fantastic research and writing skills and a brilliant network of

Asian insights

Nov 15, 2011

I recently returned from Hong Kong and Singapore, where I spent time with James Loudon, our partner in Shanghai and Claire Ngo, our partner in Singapore. Together we had 30 meetings with Asia-based speakers and clients. It was a fascinating though exhausting trip; good to spend time in two very exciting cities, and to see

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