How to keep it simple with Julia Hobsbawm

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Duration: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Status: Completed

The Coronavirus crisis has focused our minds on just how complex modern life with. The social philosopher Julia Hobsbawm, author of an acclaimed new book The Simplicity Principle, argues that complexity in the always-on, hyperconnected world caused many of the problems which led to overlooking the risk of pandemic in the first place: bloated political systems which turned away from addressing simple risks. Julia will talk us through why we ignore simplicity at our peril, and how the winners in politics, business and daily life embrace a practice which is both ancient and rooted in neuroscience: that the simpler we keep things, the more sophisticated our way of living becomes. Julia will explain her six-point model and leave us optimistic that in these difficult times, simplicity can prevail!

Our special guest is:

Julia Hobsbawm, an entrepreneur and writer who address the problems and solutions of humans in the machine age. Tortoise’s very own co-founder James Harding has described her as ‘one of the most important public intellectuals in the UK’. She is Honorary Visiting Professor of Workplace Social Health at London’s Cass Business School.

Chair: James Harding, Editor and Co-founder, Tortoise

 

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