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Ep. 04

Nick Leeson- former trader of Barings Bank

Learnings and Insights about People and Business from ‘The Ultimate Rogue Trader’.

Nick Leeson is an English former derivatives trader notorious for bankrupting Barings Bank, the United Kingdom’s oldest merchant bank. He was a rogue trader who made fraudulent, unauthorised and speculative trades, and his actions led directly to 1995 collapse of the bank, for which he was sentenced to prison. The error account’s losses exceeded £208 million. Leeson followed a “doubling strategy: every time he lost money, he would double the amount that was lost in order to recoup the amount.  It worked several times, Nick gained credibility and power within the organisation, his team and clients. However, the Kobe earthquake hit early on the 17 of January sending markets and Lesson, into a tailspin.  In this episode Leeson shares his life story and his perspective about how business culture, leadership, resilience, systems and controls can all lead to the success or failure of a person and an organisation.

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Ep. 06

Brian Hershey- Director of Strategic Initiatives @ Gloat

The world of work is constantly expanding, evolving, innovating. But today’s organisations aren’t. Because closed silos and rigid hierarchies limit their employees basically to do just one job, at one function, for one organisation. The future of work is all about Organisational Agility, Talent Agility, Career Agility and Sourcing Agility. 
Ep. 12

Caroline Stokes- CEO and founder of Forward

f you want your organisation to be successful, it takes more than doing what you were doing to make it through this next decade. You need to identify where you are, where you want to be and make not only technology changes but adopt new people behaviours.
Ep. 14

Ravin Jesuthasan- Global thought leader, futurist and bestselling author on the future of work, automation and human capital

How to build Organisational Resilience with a new operating system? Ravin Jesutahsan is a recognised futurist, global though leader and bestselling author on the future of work and human capital. In this episode Ravin and Erika Giorgana CEO & Founder of Humand speak about how organisations are holding themselves back by continuing to define work as "jobs" and the importance of skills as the currency for the future.

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