Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, academic and thinker whose economic predictions over the past 15 years have proven to be visionary.
Her internationally best-selling books, The Silent Takeover and I.O.U., have been translated into 18 languages.
The Observer has named her “one of the world’s leading thinkers”. Vogue calls her “one of the world’s most inspiring women”, the Guardian has identified her as “one of the top British Public Intellectuals”.
Noreena’s latest book, Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World was published in September 2013 by HarperCollins.
Professor Hertz is a sought after broadcaster and commentator and regularly appears on flagship television programmes globally including on the BBC and the CNN. She has been interviewed on shows including Charlie Rose, and Hard Talk; and her work has been the subject of three broadcast documentaries. Her pieces have been published in such places as The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and The Washington Post.
Noreena advises major multinational corporations, CEOs, NGOs and politicians, as well as start-up companies, and sits on various corporate and charitable boards. She played an influential role in the development of (RED), an innovative commercial model to raise money for people with AIDS in Africa, having inspired Bono (co-founder of the project) with her writings.
She is a Board Member of Warner Music Group, Chair of Globalisation and Finance at Duisenberg School of Finance, Amsterdam, and is Associate Director of the Centre for International Business at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.
As an accomplished speaker, Noreena has provided keynote addresses at such forums as TED and the World Economic Forum. She regularly speaks at major corporate events all over the world.
Speaking topics include:
A World in Flux: Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Where is the world heading? What is happening to Globalisation? How is the information revolution affecting the business landscape? What are the looming flashpoints we need to be aware of? How can we best cope moving forward?
How to Make Smart Decisions in a Complex World
We make 10,000 decisions as day – 277 just about food. But whilst it doesn’t matter really if you choose a cappuccino over a latte when it comes to high stakes decisions – at home or at work – the choices you make really do matter. Yet we think surprisingly little about how it is we come to decisions. Instead we typically repeat decision-making strategies that have worked for us in the past. We turn to experts, trust our guts, run options by our colleagues, go with what just feels right.
Doing Business in the Post Financial Crisis: How to Front Run Regulation and Gain a Competitive Advantage.
In the wake of the Financial Crisis, Capitalism is under the spotlight in a way it has not been up until now. But how seriously should business leaders take the rumblings of those on the ground? Are politicians likely to change the way they deal with corporations, or will it be business as usual? What role will social media and crowd-sourcing of information play in shaping how businesses operate? Are investors changing the way in which they value corporations?