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Listen to Rachel Botsman outline how the sharing economy is affecting global business

Listen to Leo von Bülow-Quirk, Chartwell’s Europe MD, in conversation with Rachel Botsman, a global thought leader and influential theorist on the sharing economy and collaborative consumption.

She defined the theory of the “collaborative consumption” in 2010 in her critically acclaimed book “What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live”, co-authored with Roo Rogers. Her breakthrough TED talks on the subject have been viewed over two million times. TIME magazine subsequently named Collaborative Consumption one of the “10 Ideas that Will Change the World”.

In this podcast, Rachel shares her expert insight into:

1. The idea behind the “sharing economy”, and the impact it is having on global business.
2. How the relationship is changing between the company and the consumer, and who is leading this change.
3. How the sharing economy is altering the nature of the workplace, and the way employees conduct business.

For more information on how to book Rachel Botsman as a keynote speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.

Exclusive interview with leading geopolitical speaker General Sir Rupert Smith: “The West has no clear strategy to tackle ISIS”

General Sir Rupert Smith, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, is a senior international authority on defence, security and strategy.

In an exclusive interview with Chartwell, Sir Rupert gives his take on the West’s strategy towards ISIS – or lack thereof – and whether the West has got it right, following Britain’s recent decision to perform air-strikes in Iraq. Sir Rupert also draws comparisons to the crisis in Ukraine, though noting that the situations are very different from one another, and comments on the ability of strategists to think about, and prepare for, long term solutions.

To book Sir Rupert Smith as a speaker for your conference or client event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk, at or on 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

Exclusive Interview with Sebastian Mallaby: “Policymakers should be celebrating hedge funds”

Chartwell’s latest podcast features an exclusive interview with Sebastian Mallaby, an experienced journalist, popular public speaker and the Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Focusing the discussion around his best-selling book – “More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite” (2010) – Sebastian explains why he believes hedge funds should play a more prominent role in the global financial industry, the meaning of hedge funds to investors, the future of world markets and the future of his own writing – namely the biography of Alan Greenspan he is currently working on.

Listen to the full conversation below.

To find out more about Sebastian Mallaby, or to book him as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

Listen to Gerard Lyons discuss the future of the global economy and his new book, “The Consolations of Economics”

Listen in to Alex Hickman in conversation with Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

A regular commentator on the future of the global economy, Gerard has recently published his critically acclaimed first book – “The Consolations of Economics” (Faber & Faber, 2014) – predicting a period of prosperous economic growth. In this exclusive interview with Chartwell, Gerard discusses the underlying drivers of this economic outlook, how current geopolitical risks might affect such growth and why we should remain positive.

For information on how to book Gerard Lyons for your conference or client event, please contact Alex Hickman at, or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8004.

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