Monthly Archives: May 2014

Paul Markillie discusses the future of innovation

May 28, 2014

Paul Markillie, a global expert on the disruptive impact of new technologies and Innovation Editor for The Economist Magazine, joins us for three quick questions on the future of innovation as a part of the Chartwell Podcast series. Paul is particularly excited about the potential of nano-satellite technology (pictured above), which can do much of

Our urban future, as seen by economics speaker Jim O’Neill

May 22, 2014

Writing for City A.M., Jim O’Neill, the well-known economist, discusses our urban future by analysing how regional cities can match London’s success. Jim argues that there is a job to do in generating stronger growth across urban Britain. He points out that chiefly we need a better infrastructure – developing connectivity across the UK and, critically, with international

Listen to John Hulsman on Narendra Modi’s landslide

May 21, 2014

Listen to Alex Hickman in conversation with geopolitical analyst Dr John Hulsman on what Narendra Modi’s victory means for India, its economic outlook and the Asia-Pacific region. John explains why he believes Modi’s victory is “the single most important thing” that will happen in 2014; and discusses the consequences of rising nationalism in Asia Pacific. For information

Technology speaker Tom Chatfield on Gamification and Business Behaviour

May 21, 2014

Check out this latest video by Tom Chatfield, British author, a popular technology speaker and theorist, who discusses the role of games in the workplace and reflects on the value of people at play. To book Tom as a speaker, please contact our Managing Partner, Leo von Bülow-Quirk, at or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8000

“India needs its Thatcher moment” warns Gurcharan Das, expert keynote speaker

May 20, 2014

Gurcharan Das, an expert keynote speaker on Indian economic development, recently wrote in the Financial Times that Modi needs to give India its Thatcher moment and initiate institutional reforms. Gurcharan guides the reader through his own reasons for why he voted for Modi. After weighing the risks of choosing a “sectarian leader who might undermine secularism,” and who has also

Top moderator Justin Webb on the age of information (saturation)

May 20, 2014

Writing for The Times, Justin Webb, one of the BBC’s leading broadcasters and moderators, discusses how Americans “no longer want to listen to the other guy’s view” in the age of information. Using recent protests surrounding commencement speeches as an example (95 protests against planned speeches have taken place on US campuses since 2009, resulting in 39 withdrawals),

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