There are critical skills in business that are rarely taught at university or business school. Alex Edmans will share some of these key skills you need to succeed in business in the 21st century, including:
- Time Management
- Public Speaking
- Pursuing a Purposeful Career
- Mental and Physical Wellness
- Critical Thinking
- Adopting a ‘Growth Mindset’
This presentation is both evidence-based and practical, applicable to all ages and professions, and goes beyond what is traditionally taught at business school.
Corporate businesses have lost the public’s trust. Since the financial crisis, there has been the strong view that the financial sector – which employs some of the highest-paid individuals – has little benefit for society. How do we know if businesses exist to make profits or to serve a purpose? How can businesses improve poor corporate governance?
Various remedies have been proposed, however, just like in medicine, diagnosis precedes treatment. Contrary to conventional wisdom that there is a trade-off between purpose and profit, Alex Edmans believes that there doesn’t need to be a trade-off at all.
In this presentation, Edmans will critically analyze the evidence on whether corporate activism is beneficial for long-term value, address best practices for shareholder engagement, and suggest policies to promote the “good” type of shareholder engagement.
- What optimal governance should look like – including issues such as boardroom diversity, independence of directors, and employee representation
- How to promote the “good” type of shareholder engagement
Alex Edmans illustrates how psychological biases can distort the financial decisions made by investors, CEOs, and citizens. In this presentation, he’ll explain how we can be on the lookout for these biases and harness this awareness to improve our own decision-making.
Learn how World Cup football results can drive the stock market, why simply changing the name of a stock can cause its price to soar, and how gyms dupe us into buying memberships that we rarely use. This talk is accessible for all ages and professions – think of a cross between “Freakonomics” and a TED talk but applied to every financial decision.