Monthly Archives: February 2014

Alec Ross: “19 billion reasons for opportunity in Ukraine”

Feb 28, 2014

In a recent opinion piece for CNN, Alec Ross, one of America’s leading experts on innovation, shared his commentary on the potential future of Ukraine. Alec points out that on February 19th a state of emergency took effect in Ukraine, and on that same day a $19 billion deal was struck with Jan Koum, the Whats-app

ATG|Chartwell >>> Pushkin House

Feb 27, 2014

Last night I attended an incredibly lively, and quite moving discussion which focused on ‘Russia Today’, hosted at Pushkin House. The talk was given by Ben Judah, author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin (2014), and Tonia Samsonova, a Russian foreign correspondent who is currently investigating her country’s corruption.

Lessons from Chris Poole – “Today my start-up failed”

Feb 26, 2014

We offer our sincere commiserations to Chris Poole, better known as moot – a hugely influential web entrepreneur, who has recently announced the failure of his start-up venture Canvas, and it’s Drawquest feature. In an incredibly expressive and inspiring blog post, Chris, although terribly saddened, used the opportunity as a experience to grow from, and

Nick Southgate outlines what businesses can learn from behavioural economics

Feb 25, 2014

It was a pleasure to have Dr Nick Southgate drop by the Chartwell office. Over coffee he told us why businesses need to think more about thinking: all too often organisations overestimate the degree to which customers/clients think hard about their decision, and underestimate the degree to which people do a lot of things without

Listen to Adair Turner, expert economics speaker, on the politics of finance

Feb 24, 2014

Tune into BBC Radio 4 to catch up with Adair Turner, Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, who featured on the weekly discussion programme, Start the Week, which sets the cultural agenda every Monday. Today, Adair focused on the politics of finance, arguing that structural reforms may be required to avoid future financial disasters. He explained

Victor Gao shares his reflections of Deng Xiaoping

Feb 20, 2014

Victor Gao shares his reflections of Deng Xiaoping In a recent interview for the BBC World Service’s Witness series, Victor Gao, Beijing-based geopolitical analyst, discussed the life of Deng Xiaoping, former leader of the People’s Republic of China. Reflecting on his role as Deng Xiaoping’s translator, Victor shared his memories of the man who engineered China’s economic reform

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