Video Archives - Edie Lush

Moisés Naím – Power in the 21st century is not achieved through the barrel of a gun – it is the power to persuade & motivate.

The great paradox - Davos must be one of the highest concentrations of the most powerful people in the world, yet power to get things done is not here. Everyone is anxious and concerned about the immigration crisis in Europe - biggest movement of people since the second world war.  Everyone says it is urgent that rencontre soeur musulmane pour mariage Read more about Moisés Naím – Power in the 21st century is not achieved through the barrel of a gun – it is the power to persuade & motivate.[…]

Dmitri Alperovitch of Crowdstrike “The reality is that there isn’t a cyber air force – it is up to companies to protect themselves.”

Dmitri, Alperovitch, Co-founder and CTO of Crowdstrike on cyber-attacks “There really are two problems we foresee here. One is the destructive attacks were starting to see take place in Ukraine.” “We have seen for the first time ever parts of the electric grid in Ukraine being shut down through cyber-attack, we've never seen that before. Read more about Dmitri Alperovitch of Crowdstrike “The reality is that there isn’t a cyber air force – it is up to companies to protect themselves.”[…]

Harvard Kennedy School’s Iris Bohnet – companies can learn from orchestras who audition people behind curtains!

I love the example Iris told me about how orchestras in the United States in the 1970s increased the amount of women they had in their pits.  At the time only 5% of musicians in the top five orchestras were women.  They made a conscious decision to make musicians audition behind curtains - this helped women advance Read more about Harvard Kennedy School’s Iris Bohnet – companies can learn from orchestras who audition people behind curtains![…]

Susan Goldberg, Editor of National Geographic, “We turned the keys of Instagram to our photographers”

National Geographic turned the social media keys directly to its photographers - they follow basic rules and post directly to National Geographic's Instagram Page.  This has been incredibly powerful and has made National Geographic the biggest brand on social media.  With 41 million followers on Instagram (not quite Kim Kardashian, but close) National Geographic has a bigger Read more about Susan Goldberg, Editor of National Geographic, “We turned the keys of Instagram to our photographers”[…]

Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, “the future doesn’t have to be Drones and Robots!” Davos 2016

The fourth industrial revolution means the next phase of technological disruption.  What is the impact on all of the people?  eBay paints a positive picture - the future doesn't have to be drones and robots world where people are devalued.  Technology can be an enabler of humanity.  Platforms like eBay allow small businesses to get Read more about Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, “the future doesn’t have to be Drones and Robots!” Davos 2016[…]
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My interview with Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University in Davos 2016

Every year in Davos I catch up with Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International Development about the economic and political situation in Venezuela.  In the recent election Venezuelans voted for change, but there the government is comprised of opposing parties and there is a constitutional and governance crisis at the time when the macro-economic Read more about My interview with Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University in Davos 2016[…]
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My 2016 Hub Culture interview with Tony Blair, Former UK Prime Minister

Excerpts from the interview, conducted in the Hub Culture Ice House in Davos 2016. “We still have challenges of migration. The source of it, and particularly the crisis in Syria are with us, they don't stop at Europe's borders.  I think what worries people about migration is the pure numbers of people and this is Read more about My 2016 Hub Culture interview with Tony Blair, Former UK Prime Minister[…]

Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, “one limitation of charity is that money goes towards wonderful work but it doesn’t come back”

It was an honour and a delight to interview Professor Muhammad Yunus in the Ice House in Davos in 2016. A few of his more memorable quotations: "The private sector is critical to achieving the 17 sustainable development goals.  If you keep the forces that created the problems (poverty, hunger, ill health, climate change) the same Read more about Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, “one limitation of charity is that money goes towards wonderful work but it doesn’t come back”[…]