Past Events


September 2006

How to Make Decisions: Making difficult decisions
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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."