Monthly Archives: June 2013

Dr. Nasser Saidi appointed deputy chairman of Eureeca

Jun 11, 2013

Expert on Middle Eastern finance and economics Dr. Nasser Saidi has been appointed deputy chairman of the Dubai-headquartered website Eureeca. Designed as a regional and internationl business platform, the site “operates as a marketplace for both businesses looking for funding and crowd investors seeking new investment prospects.” With a lower investment barrier to enter, Eureeca

Matt Ridley on lobbying in the House of Lords

Jun 7, 2013

Matt Ridley, columnist and author of the best selling The Rational Optimist, writes in the yesterdays Times on the difficult issue of lobbying in the House of Lords. Arguing that “ definition a lobbyist is in [the] game of concentrating the gain and spreading the pain” he questions if there has been too much attention given

Sir Ken Robinson in NYC

Jun 7, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson, the internationally renowned expert on education and creativity and regular star of TED conferences, recently spoke to a group of leading financial investors in New York. The client has since received “great feedback [from] a very engaged audience with lots of questions”, remarking “Sir Ken was great!”.

Schröder speaks out on European austerity

Jun 6, 2013

Gerhard Schröder, Ex-Chancellor of Germany, writes in today’s FT that Europe need to balance structural reform with maintaining global competitiveness, key in which is “moving away from pure austerity and towards growth” before National economies are “Strangled by strict austerity measures”. “Only a United Europe can stand a chance in a globalised political world dominated

Hong Kong loves Harper Reed

Jun 6, 2013

More on Harper Reed’s current lecture tour of Asia. A client in Hong Kong has just been in touch to tell us he is an  “absolute joy to work with” and that his presentation lifted their event “to a whole new level”. Next stop Singapore…

London Review of Books: Interesting articles

Jun 6, 2013

A great edition of London Review of Books this week. Neal Ascherson’s report on the German SDP is a fascinating, especially in the light of our recent breakfast discussion Patrick Cockburn provides a clear line on Syria through media confusion on Assad’s strength. David Runciman reviews Charles Moore’s Authorised biography of Margret Thatcher. All open to read

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