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In this episode, Zambian-born economist and author Dr. Dambisa Moyo discusses her latest book, How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World. In it, she examines the traditional role of boards and suggests how they can adapt to the needs of a 21st-century marketplace.
|Nov 25, 2022|
Shehan Karunatilaka: Booker Prize Winner 2022
In this episode, author Shehan Karunatilaka discusses the inspirations for his Booker Prize-winning novel The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida. It tells the story of a Sri Lankan war photographer, who realises he’s in a processing centre for souls in the afterlife and sets out to solve his own murder, which involves leading his friends to a box of incriminating photos under a bed.
|Nov 04, 2022|
Gaia Vince: Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval
From floods to wildfires and hurricanes across the globe, climate change is causing more frequent and catastrophic extreme weather events. In this episode, environmental journalist Gaia Vince sets out the central thesis of her book 'Nomad Century' which envisages a world where climate change forces as many as 1 billion people to migrate in the coming decades - and how the world can work together to cope.
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|Oct 19, 2022|
Summer books: why escapist fiction is good for you
As summer sizzles in the northern hemisphere, this episode brings you top recommendations for books to pack on your vacation, and reading that will transport you far from home without you having to go anywhere.
Laura Battle, Deputy Books Editor at the Financial Times, gives her book picks and also tells us how social media, particularly TikTok’s #BookTok, has disrupted the global publishing industry and had a big impact on business.
And Ella Berthoud, a ‘bibliotherapist’ who uses the power of books to help people through tough times and who wrote ‘The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies’, lists her favourite escapist fiction.
|Jul 20, 2022|
Joeli Brearley: The Motherhood Penalty
|Jul 13, 2022|
Jessica Nordell: ‘The End Of Bias: How We Change Our Minds’
In ‘The End Of Bias: How We Change Our Minds,’ Jessica Nordell, a science writer for publications including the New York Times, looks at what causes us to discriminate against other people, often without even realizing it, and the cognitive science and social psychology that can help change our ways of thinking.
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|Jun 30, 2022|
In her book ‘Anthrovision: How Anthropology Can Explain Business and Life’, Gillian Tett explains how she used her anthropology training to predict global events from the 2008 financial crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand the world, she says, we need to get out of the ‘goldfish bowls’ that we all live in, and see things from other people’s perspectives, and also recognise our own weaknesses, biases and blindspots.
|Feb 03, 2022|
Parag Khanna, author of Move: The Forces Uprooting Us, which looks at one of the biggest issues of our time - mass migration. He explains why climate change will uproot millions of people, and suggest ways that can be made to work for the migrants, and the countries that welcome them.
|Jan 13, 2022|
Elif Shafak, author of the acclaimed The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for her 2019 novel 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World. The Turkish-British writer joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Island of Missing Trees, a story of forbidden love set in Cyprus and Britain, and tells Beatrice DiCaro why more men should read fiction.
|Dec 23, 2021|
Organisational psychologist and podcaster Adam Grant, author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, talks about his work and picks his favourite new books.
|Dec 16, 2021|
Trailer: The Book Club Podcast
The Book Club podcast from the World Economic Forum brings you the world’s greatest storytellers.
For the last three years, the Forum’s Book Club has engaged with some of the world’s greatest writers, allowing a community of over 200,000 readers to put their questions and share their views.
The podcast features in-depth interviews with some of our favourite authors looking at their most recent work, their motivations, inspirations and so much more.
Great fiction, economics, psychology, philosophy - the world’s best storytellers will be telling us their stories.
|Dec 09, 2021|