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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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Patrick Hull- VP Global Learning and Future of Work at Unilever

By 2025, the World Economic Forum estimates that 85 million jobs may be displaced by automation while 97 million new roles may emerge. How are companies preparing their people and their businesses to face this reality? In this new episode of Perspectives, Erika Giorgana, CEO of Humand, talks to Paddy Hull, VP of the Future of Work in Unilever.
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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. 
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Macario Schettino- Mexican Economist and Political Analyst

Macario Schettino is a Mexican economist and political analyst, who calls himself “dedicated to the analysis of reality.”  Macario is a worldwide recognised author and speaker and has a masters in economic, a doctorate in administration and a second doctorate in history.  In  this episode Macario shares with us his perspective about what is happening in LATAM from a combined social, political and economic point of view. Can Humanity thrive in this VUCA world?

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