Past Events

May 2011

Imagination Strategy: Reboot your business
Nicholas Negroponte
Tue, 17 May 2011
New ideas come from differences, unlikely juxtapositions and a healthy disrespect for authority. Designers and social scientists are now involved at the earliest stages of business development, bringing imagination to the fore. Nicholas Negroponte shows how his own success is the result of being an imagineer.
Innocent: The fruitiest success story ever
Richard Reed
Tue, 17 May 2011
Innocent started selling smoothies in 1999, on that first day they sold twenty-four bottles, now they sell millions every week. Co-founder Richard Reed shares the ingredients for business success, proving what a non-corporate attitude, a fantastic product and a bucketful of creativity can do.
Business Cycle: An afternoon with Sir Chris Hoy
Chris Hoy
Thu, 12 May 2011
Ahead of London 2012, Sir Chris Hoy joined the London Business Forum to inspire us with his focus, discipline and mental toughness. We find out what drives the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time and how he developed a winning attitude for peak performance and repeat success.
Smell the Coffee: Starbucks' CEO talks business
Howard Schultz
Tue, 10 May 2011
This is the story behind the Starbucks comeback told by its CEO Howard Schultz. Concerned that Starbucks had lost its way, Howard returned as CEO eight years after he stepped down. Determined to re-establish the company’s vision, Howard reveals what he has learnt about becoming and leading a global brand.

April 2011

Enchantment: How to influence and persuade
Guy Kawasaki
Wed, 6 Apr 2011
How do you win over others and sweep customers, colleagues and even your boss off their feet? Guy Kawasaki, the original marketing talent behind the Apple Macintosh, uncovers the secrets of enchantment and shows how to bring about a delightful change of heart in other people.