Electrifying everything in your home (and garage) can improve comfort and quality of life, but right now, it’s often an expensive hassle. These guys have ideas about how to make it cheaper and easier.
Maria Margaronis escapes into the hive to explore the folk custom of telling the bees.
For many companies, innovation has become the gold standard. But are there things you shouldn’t be innovating on?
Located in the far north west of Scotland is what might be considered a fly fishing hotspot. Small streams and lochs populated with trout, a coastline with rod breaking pollack along with salmon fishing set against a stunning back drop. I learn a little about the varied fishing from a hugely passionate angler and guide Stewart Yates.
In conversation with the co-author of the Thriving at Work report – a deep dive into the economic and human costs of mental health - commissioned by Theresa May in 2017. We talk about the significant findings from the report as well as the many practical action steps that were recommended at that time and their application to date.
In this insightful conversation also opens up about his own journey with mental health and what he wished he could have included in the report and would do, if it he were able to do it again
When mega-projects become mega-disasters - IfG LIVE – Discussions with the Institute for Government | Acast
Listen to When mega-projects become mega-disasters from IfG LIVE – Discussions with the Institute for Government. In his new book,Imperialism and Development – the East African groundnut scheme and its legacy,Dr Nicholas Westcott, Director of the Royal African Society, explores one of the most expensive and disastrous development schemes ever undertaken by a British government. What lessons can be learned, more than 70 years on, from the ill-fated launch of a scheme to grow peanuts in Tanganyika (now Tanzania)? How are major decisions on major projects made today? Who is held accountable if they go wrong? How do civil servants and ministers work together to ensure money isn’t wasted on major projects? What hasactuallychanged, since the groundnut scheme was abandoned in 1951, to ensure mega projects don’t become mega disasters?Bronwen Maddox, Director at the Institute for Government is in conversation withDr Nicholas Westcott,Director of the Royal African Society,Rt Hon Baroness Amos, former UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and former Secretary of State for International Development,Professor John Kay, economist and formerFinancial Timescolumnist,Giles Wilkes, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.Audio production by Candice McKenzie
Paul Collier and John Kay present their new book, Greed is Dead: Politics After Individualism, that seeks to set out practical, original and achievable solutions to the extreme political divisions in Britain. #LSEPolitics
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Discussant: 🔴 Baroness Cavendish
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LFP162 – The Past and Future of Fintech w/Vinoth Jayakumar Partner Draper Esprit | London Fintech Podcast
Draper Esprit are one of London’s longer-established VCs and with investments in the likes of Revolut, Transferwise, Thought Machine, Seedrs, Crowdcube and Freetrade might know a thing or two about Fintech. Draper Esprit, like Augmentum who we had on the show last year are also a listed AIM and thus also can offer finance not tied to the cycle of underlying funds – the so-called patient capital model.
Vinoth not only leads Fintech investments at Draper Esprit but has had a long running interest in the sector being at a Zopa Party in around 2007/2008 long before almost every firm now on the scene existed.
In this episode he picks out the key developments in Fintech over the past decade and a half, some of the takeaway lessons that all businesses can implement, some of the challenges and ends with his prospects for the upcoming decade.
In court, an F.B.I. agent said that he met Sirous Asgari, a materials scientist, to see if he might be “helpful” to the Bureau.Illustration by Claire Merchlinsky
David Foster Wallace’s iconic 2005 Kenyon College graduation address.
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