Past Events

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September 2006

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.

May 2006

Myself and More Important Matters: What do you value?
Speaker:
Charles Handy
Thu, 25 May 2006
Who are you? What do you believe in? Charles Handy didn't know the answers to these questions until he turned 60. For years he helped senior managers improve performance. Now Charles argues work is simply a means to an end, unless it is genuinely enjoyable or valuable to wider society.
Lovemarks: The future beyond brands
Speaker:
Kevin Roberts
Wed, 24 May 2006
In this exhilarating event, marketing guru Kevin Roberts presents his ‘Lovemarks’ theory. He argues that the best campaigns in the world today are those that make an emotional connection with consumers: "the role of great marketing is simply this: to create loyalty beyond reason".
World Cup Business: Winning strategies
Speakers:
Sven-Göran Eriksson
Clive Woodward
Thu, 11 May 2006
Reckon your management job is tough? Try steering one of England's sports teams to world cup victory. In this event, Sir Clive Woodward, who won the Rugby World Cup as England's manager, and Sven-Göran Eriksson, former manager of the England football team discuss their “Blueprint for Winning the World Cup.”
Business: A Q&A session
Speaker:
Alan Sugar
Thu, 4 May 2006
This extended question-and-answer session, provides the unique opportunity to quiz one of Britain’s biggest business heroes, Lord Alan Sugar. It reveals how both his professional and personal lives are governed by a profound set of values and a sense of duty towards the next generation of entrepreneurs.

April 2006

Leadership: Leadership lessons from MI5
Speaker:
Stella Rimington
Tue, 4 Apr 2006
Dame Stella Rimington was responsible for the most radical culture-change in the history of British intelligence. At this event, she shares how she turned the “closed, secretive and inward-looking” service into a “dynamic, thrusting and communicative” one.

March 2006

All Taxation is Theft: A taxation debate
Speakers:
Ian Angell
Nicholas Montagu
Tue, 7 Mar 2006
At this London Business Forum debate, Professor Ian Angell and Sir Nicholas Montagu debate the role of tax, providing piercing insights and outrageous opinions, with none left disappointed. Ultimately, Sir Nicholas persuades us that "taxes are the price we pay for a civilised society."
Swimming Against the Stream: Ten rules for creating businesses
Speaker:
Tim Waterstone
Thu, 2 Mar 2006
Tim Waterstone set up his chain of bookshops after being fired from high street newsagent WHSmith. Advised to quit the bookselling business, he did the exact opposite, set up a successful rival and sold it back to his erstwhile employer. At this event, he shares his entrepreneurial story.

February 2006

See, Think, Feel, Do: The power of instinct in business
Speaker:
Shaun Smith
Thu, 16 Feb 2006
Shaun Smith argues that many of today's leaders are risk-averse, dispassionate dinosaurs who disregard understanding their customers. "See, Feel, Think, Do" is a common sense process in which you break down any barriers that make you believe you can't offer the perfect customer experience.

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