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Rave reviews after Jimmy Wales speaks to the Qatar Foundation in Doha

Founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales got rave reviews for his keynote speech at the Qatar National Convention Centre earlier this week. The sixth convocation of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development was celebrating a move in the Doha education system that means students at universities within the Education City will now be able to read majors

Jancis Robinson wins award for ‘Wine Grapes’ book

The Financial Times’ wine correspondent and world-famous wine critic, Jancis Robinson has won a coveted James Beard 2013 Award.  She won ‘best beverage book’ for ‘Wine Grapes’ (Allen Lane, 2012) the comprehensive grape guide detailing 1,368 vine varieties, that she co-wrote with Julia Harding and José Vouillamo. The book, praised by the Guardian Observer food monthly for being “authoritative, without ever feeling dusty or

ATG|Chartwell’s Leo von Bülow-Quirk guest edits the ei Individuals Digest

Editorial Intelligence kindly asked me to guest edit their ei Individuals Digest e-newsletter today. Here are the results:   BRIGHT IDEAS What makes a great leader? For Itay Talgam, it’s the ability to create an environment that inspires team members to exercise their creativity for the greater good. In this, one of my favourite TED talks, he

ATG|Chartwell proud to be representing AC Grayling

Professor AC Grayling is one of the UK’s leading philosophers. He’s also an education entrepreneur and a highly respected commentator on 21st century ethics. As well as his writings on politics and religion, Professor Grayling is fascinating on the subject of corporate ethics: the relationship between business and society, what wealth creation is for, and how

Alain de Botton on a kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Alain de Botton is the internationally acclaimed philosopher and bestselling author. In this clip, Alain examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work. If

Stephen Bayley hails no-frills eating

Stephen Bayley is one of Britain’s leading designers and cultural critics. In a new column for the style website Nowness, Stephen hails the subtle sophistication of eating no-frills dishes in low-key environs. You can read Stephen’s piece by clicking here. If you’d like to book Stephen Bayley for a speaking opportunity, please email Alex Hickman.

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