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Future Squared with Steve Glaveski - Helping You Navigate a Brave New World.

Feb 12, 2017

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Tim Harford returns to part 2 of our chat inspired by his new book Messy which explores the connection between chaos and creativity.

Tim is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of “Messy” and the million-selling “The Undercover Economist”, a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less”. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. He was Economics Commentator of the Year 2014, winner of the Royal Statistical Society journalistic excellence award 2015, won the Society of Business Economists writing prize 2014-15, and the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006 and 2016.

Topics Covered:- 50 Things that made the modern economy- Double Entry Bookkeeping with Leonardo Da Vinci- Clean desk policies - Activity based working and open plan offices- The digital equivalent to piles of paper- MIT's Building 20- Diversity in friendship groups at different size universities and class sizes

Show Notes:

1) Tim’s Website -

2) Tim’s Podcast:…episodes/downloads 

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4) Alex Haslam - Research on office spaces -…nmind0910-30.html


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