Past Events

September 2006

Diversity: Profit from diversity
Speakers:
Ken Robinson
Nicholas Montagu
Tue, 26 Sep 2006
At this event, Sir Ken Robinson says diversity is "about talent and ability on relevant grounds, not dismissing it on irrelevant ones." Sir Nicholas Montagu says it is "enabling everyone to develop to maximum potential". No matter how you define diversity, every organisation should have a strategy to encourage it.
The Origin of Wealth: A journey through economic history
Speaker:
Eric D. Beinhocker
Tue, 26 Sep 2006
Why has the world economy grown so explosively and become so complex? Eric Beinhocker argues only by regarding the world economy as a "complex adaptive system" - similar to the brain, Internet or an ecosystem - can you understand how wealth is created, and how your organisation can create more of it.
How to Make Decisions: Making difficult decisions
Speaker:
Bob Stewart
Wed, 20 Sep 2006
Do you find your job frustrating, a series of impossible tasks? If so, spare a thought for Colonel Bob Stewart, sent to Bosnia in 1992 at the height of conflict with no mission or intelligence. At this event, Bob explores decision-making, whilst reminding us no matter how difficult business gets, it is never as harrowing as war.
Orchestral Business Solutions: What arts can give to business
Speaker:
Miha Pogacnik
Wed, 13 Sep 2006
Business moves so quickly it's easy for leaders to miss the big-picture issues. Most deal with problems reactively, piling up the stress. The solution, says violinist Miha Pogacnik, is to think like a musician - to develop a perspective that is simultaneously holistic and individual.
H+: Live your life positively
Speaker:
Edward de Bono
Mon, 4 Sep 2006
Human beings base too much on past experience. They're good at repeating activities that produce benefits but also mistakes. They need to design a better future for themselves. Such is the central thesis of Dr Edward de Bono whose advice on creativity has been embraced by the world over.
Re-Think: Open your mind to creativity
Speaker:
Nigel Barlow
Mon, 4 Sep 2006
What's the unique selling point of your organisation? Chances are it's not as unique as you think. According to Nigel Barlow we need to think differently, otherwise we'll fail to reach our potential and lead less fulfilling lives. The solution is to "re-think" continually, gaining fresh perspectives.