Thought Economics

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

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'Stimulating, intelligent and enjoyable discussions of the most important issues of our day.' STEVEN PINKER

'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

'Thought Economics is a fine rebuke to the soundbite culture; these interviews are driven by real curiosity, and there is a wealth of wisdom here.' EDWARD STOURTON

Since 2007, entrepreneur and philanthropist Vikas Shah has been on a mission to interview the people shaping our century. Including conversations with Nobel prizewinners, business leaders, politicians, artists and Olympians, he has been in the privileged position of questioning the minds that matter on the big issues 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 - of our ideas, our dreams and our fears. 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 years to come. What started out as a personal interest in the mechanisms that inform our views of the world, and a passion for understanding, has grown into a phenomenal compilation of once-in-a-lifetime conversations. In this incredible collection, Shah shares some of his most emotive and insightful interviews to date.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 22mm | 385.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178929245X
  • 9781789292459
  • 534,984

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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 exciting new one. -- Dexter Dias QC, human rights lawyer and author of The Ten Types of Human Ideas matter, and whether it's entrepreneurship, democracy, identity, culture or even war and peace, Thought Economics is a must-read. -- Baroness Ruth Hunt An incredible collection of interviews with the people that have shaped our world. -- Heston Blumenthal A must-read collection of interviews with incredible people - and also me. -- David Baddiel If you value those who think differently, read Thought Economics. Challenging traditional thought structure is what it's all about. I'm so glad this book exists. -- Rose McGowan, author of Brave This book is an incredible collection of conversations with remarkable people. It's a joy to dip in and out of these learnings and insights. -- Sophia Amoruso, bestselling author and founder of Girlboss and Nasty Gal From understanding democracy, to conflict, peacebuilding and the essence human identity, this is a remarkable collection of conversations and ideas. -- Professor Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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About Vikas Shah

Vikas Shah MBE is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor. He is Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship (The Lisbon MBA with MIT Sloan) and an honorary professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He has built businesses in diverse sectors aroud the world, is a consultant and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs and organizations globally, and is a regular columnist for British Airways Business Life magazine. He is Chair of the international NGO In Place of War and a trustee of Mustard Tree. Shah is an advisor to the British Council, a member of the UK government's Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), and was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to business and the economy.
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