Monthly Archives: January 2013

Global trade expert Razeen Sally on reasons to be optimistic about the US – and more pessimistic about China and the EU

Jan 28, 2013

Razeen Sally is Visiting Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Last week he was in Davos, where he chaired the the competitiveness and trade panels. One of the subjects Razeen isa currently writing and talking about is the relative strengths of the ‘Big three’: the US,

Interview with David Rowan – “in two years time, people will be working in jobs that haven’t been invented yet”

Jan 28, 2013

In 2009, David Rowan launched Wired UK. It was the third country launch of the Wired magazine brand, following Wired Italia earlier that year and the original US Wired some two decades before. Initially there were doubts as to whether launching the UK version was a savvy business move or not, with some commentators questioning whether

Robin Niblett at Davos on Europe’s economic future

Jan 28, 2013

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, the world’s leading foreign affairs think tank, attended the World Economic Forum at Davos last week. In this clip, Robin talks about Europe’s economic future, and the momentous steps being taken towards closer fiscal union in Europe. If you’d like to book Dr. Robin

Philip Stephens on China’s political challenges

Jan 25, 2013

Philip Stephens is an associate editor of the Financial Times. In today’s paper he analyses China’s rise, and finds it to be anything but inevitable or irresistible. “A habitual western estimation of China charts its uninterrupted ascent to global hegemony…yet what strikes me whenever I visit Beijing is that the more strident China’s leaders sound on the

Interview with Alain de Botton

Jan 25, 2013

The internationally acclaimed philosopher and bestselling author was interviewed in yesterday’s New York Times about personal passions, including his favourite books of recent months. The interview is great reading, and can be found in full here. To book Alain de Botton for a speaking opportunity, please email Alex Hickman.

Merryn Somerset Webb on jumpstarting Japan’s economy

Jan 25, 2013

Merryn Somerset Webb‘s column in MoneyWeek endorses the growing view that the US is prepared to be supportive of just about anything that gets Japan’s economy back on its feet – and that Japan’s latest efforts to get its economy back on track look like they might just work. You can read Merryn’s piece in full here.

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