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  1. 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


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  2. Greed is Dead: politics after individualism | LSE Online Event

    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

    🔴 This event was streamed live on Facebook on Tuesday 15 September 2020: https://www.facebook.com/lseps/live

    🔴 Find out about more of our upcoming events: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events

    Speakers: 🔴 Professor Paul Collier 🔴 Professor John Kay

    Discussant: 🔴 Baroness Cavendish

    Chair: 🔴 Professor Andrés Velasco

    ℹ️ More info: https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2020/09/202009151800/politics

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPkmi8rt0io
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri Sep 25 10:56:23 2020 Available for 30 days after download


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  3. 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.

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  4. The Man Who Refused to Spy

    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

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  5. The Teflon Wok, and Jerry Saltz, Vol. 2 - The Ringer

    Dave gives a preview for the upcoming Ugly Delicious Season 2 and the many uses of the teflon wok (1:46) before bringing in one of the most popular guests in show history, the Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Jerry Saltz, to further explore the intricacies of the creative process

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