Thought Economics: Conversations with the Remarkable People Shaping Our Century (fully updated edition) (Paperback)

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Since 2007, entrepreneur and philanthropist Vikas Shah MBE has been on a mission to interview the people shaping our century. Including conversations with world leaders, Nobel prizewinners, business leaders, artists and Olympians, he quizzes the minds that matter on the big questions that concern us all. We often talk of war and conflict, the economy, culture, technology and revolutions as if they are something other than us. But all these things are a product of us – people like you, who have ideas that matter. We live in fast-moving and extraordinary times, and the changes we're experiencing now, in these first decades of the twenty-first century, feel particularly poignant as decisions are made that will inform our existence for decades to come. Vikas Shah is not a journalist. But he is curious and persistent – two things that have driven his business success, but have also been instrumental in getting him access to some of the most extraordinary people on the planet. In Thought Economics, Vikas presents some of his most emotive and insightful interviews to date. Interviewees include: Marina Abramovic, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor Justin Barrett, Professor Sean Carroll, Professor Deepak Chopra, Professor George Church, Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE, Sir Antony Gormley, Bear Grylls OBE, Professor Yuval Noah Harari, Sir Anish Kapoor CBE, Rose McGowan, Sam Neill, Professor Steven Pinker, Dr Jordan B. Peterson, Sir Ken Robinson, Professor Carlo Rovelli, Sadhguru, Dr Carl Safina, Dr Elif Shafak, Philippe Starck, Professor Jack Szostak, Dr Maya Angelou (1928-2014), David Bailey CBE, Black Thought, Heston Blumenthal OBE, Ed Catmull, Alain Ducasse, Tracey Emin CBE, George the Poet, Paul Greengrass , Siddharth Roy Kapur, Lang Lang, Ken Loach, Yann Martel, Moby, Sir Andrew Motion, Rankin, Ritesh Sidhwani, Lemn Sissay MBE,.Saul Williams, Hans Zimmer, Carlo Anceltti OSI, Mark Cuban, Professor Stew Friedman, Professor Green, Commander Chr

Perfect for:
• readers interested in current events
• readers looking for a variety of opinions and points of view from notable people

About the Author

Vikas Shah MBE is Managing Director of Swiscot Group, a UK-based textiles and commodities trading firm, with operations worldwide. He is also Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship (The Lisbon MBA with MIT Sloan), an honorary professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School, President of the North West region chapter of TiE (the world’s largest entrepreneurs network), a respected speaker on entrepreneurship, business, and social issues, and a regular columnist for British Airways Business Life magazine. 

Lemn Sissay MBE is an English author and broadcaster. Sissay was the official poet of the 2012 London Olympics, has been chancellor of the University of Manchester since 2015, and joined the Foundling Museum's board of trustees two years later, having previously been appointed one of the museum's fellows. He was awarded the 2019 PEN Pinter Prize. He has written a number of books and plays.

Praise For…

"From entrepreneurs to athletes, and world leaders to entertainers, this is a fascinating collection of interviews with some of the world’s most influential individuals." —Mark Cuban

"Stimulating, intelligent and enjoyable discussions of the most important issues of our day." —Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and the author of Enlightenment Now


"The remarkable thing about Thought Economics is that it isn’t just thought-provoking, but genuinely thought-generating. It is a watershed in our understanding, and our understanding of understanding. Vikas Shah hasn’t just moved the needle, he’s fashioned an excitingly new one." —Dexter Dias QC, human rights lawyer and author of The Ten Types of Human

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789294064
ISBN-10: 1789294061
Publisher: Michael O'Mara
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English