Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of technology group ABB, and Bertrand Piccard, scientist-explorer and the initiator of solar impulse, talk about fostering a pioneering spirit and how to motivate people in times of uncertainty.
The Dialogue Files
Learning from Nelson Mandela: South African rugby legend François Pienaar and Jan du Plessis, Chairman of Rio Tinto, discuss trust, the rules of the game, and values in leadership.
Movement entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans and novelist Taiye Selasi explore how the millennial generation is driving a momentous shift in how we do politics, conduct business, and engage in the critical issues shaping our future.
Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo and Hans Wijers, former CEO of AkzoNobel, on the long road ahead in terms of environment and climate protection, on new networks connecting businesses and NGOs, and on a more globally equitable balance between ecological, social, and economic demands.
Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi swing in harmony – about freedom within a framework, authenticity, and why good leadership involves being a brilliant solo star as well as a good team player.
Artist Ólafur Elíasson and internet entrepreneur Alexander Ljung consider the pulling power of a cluster of creative talent, a new culture of sharing, and the bridge between thinking and doing.
Save the Children chief executive Jasmine Whitbread and TED-prizewinning educational researcher Sugata Mitra explore social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning.
Mixing and remixing: Artist Beatriz Milhazes and computer entrepreneur Hélio Bruck Rotenberg discuss the dialectics of tradition and innovation in an emerging nation, the benefits of being accustomed to dealing with a crisis, and how to make use of diversity.
Pianist Lang Lang talks with Paul E. Jacobs, inventor and Executive Chairman of Qualcomm, about the balance between discipline and freedom, challenging fathers, and artificial intelligence.
From THE FOCUS
Olympic gold medalist rower Katherine Grainger and Ben Medlock, co-founder and CTO of SwiftKey, on what lies beyond brains and brawn
Tony Wagner, educational innovator and ‘thought leader’, discusses with Ben Nelson of Minerva Project, a technology executive turned educational entrepreneur, the options and opportunities.
Renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor speaks with former Google executive Nikesh Arora about the alchemy of antagonistic forces in the creative process.
Family business expert Nigel Nicholson speaks with Quaker Capitalism historian Deborah Cadbury on the importance of values and ethics in corporate life.
Building Personality – Conductor Herbert Blomstedt and Mads Øvlisen on music, art and leadership, and why acquiring a familiarity with our cultural heritage is so important in forming responsible individuals with strong characters.