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Tim Harford is the author of the bestseller The Undercover Economist, Adapt and The Logic of Life and is a member of the editorial board of the Financial Times, where he also writes the “Dear Economist” column.
Tim has just released his Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, which New York Times bestselling author, Adam Grant, says is utterly fascinating. The book celebrates the benefits that messiness has in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it instead.
He is a regular contributor to Slate, Forbes, and NPR’s Marketplace. He was the host of the BBC TV series Trust Me, I’m an Economist and now presents the BBC series More or Less. Harford has been an economist at the World Bank and an economics tutor at Oxford University.
Malcolm Gladwell says that “every Tim Harford book is a cause for celebration” so with adulation like that I simply coudn’t get Tim get away with just a 30 minute interview when there is simply so much to talk about so he’ll be joining me and by extension, you again next month for part 2 of this interview.
But first, I bring you part one with the one, the only, Tim Harford.
- Tim’s latest book
- The jazz composition that almost never was... and Black Sabbath
- Why clean organisations are often slow moving organisations
- The connection between messiness and creativity
- Our self reinforcing social media bubbles
- Should we be moving to hybrid organisations?
- How Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos used chaos and messiness as an offensive weapon in politics and business respectively
- How chaos can fuel your competitive strategy
- Is inbox zero a waste of time?
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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.
Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley books, Time Rich, and Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.
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