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Julia Hobsbawm

London, UK

Expert speaker and commentator on entrepreneurship, networking, women in business, work-life balance, and business productivity

World’s first Professor of Networking (at Cass Business School)

Founder, Editorial Intelligence

Julia Hobsbawm has defined Social Health as the antidote to the Age of Overload for businesses, government and individuals. Her ideas are being featured by, amongst others, the World Economic Forum, and The OECD. Her new book about Social Health has been shortlisted in Britain for the Chartered Management Institute’s Management Book of The Year and for Business Book of the Year.

In 2005 she founded the successful ‘knowledge networking’ business Editorial Intelligence and consults, writes and talks on the human in a machine age, and Social Health – how individuals and organisations manage their connectedness effectively in an age of Overload.

Today Julia regularly consults, writes, teaches, and gives speeches and workshops on Social Health including its core components: How to manage Knowledge, Networks and Time.

In addition to her books, articles and speeches, Julia is a broadcaster. She has written and presented two series for BBC Radio 4 and regularly appears on television and radio networks and podcasts.

Julia Hobsbawm is Honorary Visiting Professor at London’s Cass Business School and at England’s University of Suffolk. She is editor-at-large for Arianna Huffington’s wellbeing portal Thrive Global, and the founder of socialhealth.expert following the success of her book “Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload”.

She was awarded the OBE for Services to Business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2015

Our Comment

"Julia is expert on the “soft skills” needed to succeed in the 21st century business environment. She has lectured, broadcast and published widely for, amongst others, the BBC, Sky, The Times, Spectator, Columbia School of Journalism, and Oxford University (Reuters Institute)."

Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload

In 1946, the World Health Organization defined health as: “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Until now, no one has defined this third dimension to health, or described strategies to deliver it. This ground-breaking book is the first to do so.

Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines; we can never have imagined that our daily intake of information and achieving a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex and so unhealthy. In recent years, organizations have come a long way towards promoting health literacy (on obesity, smoking, diet, and exercise) and some way in acknowledging mental health issues. But acknowledging the challenges of the Internet and social media on employee and workplace health is the social element, and most have not yet begun to offer solutions around either better information and knowledge management, or developing better and more sustaining relationships.

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