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Noreena Hertz – Speakers Showreel

July 20th, 2017 by admin

It is essential for businesses to understand today’s teenagers as they represent a very significant market. This generation, Generation K (born 1995-2000), are profoundly different to previous generations. Here, economist and strategist Noreena Hertz speaks at the Google Zeitgeist in May 2015 and gives insight into where these differences lie and why it is important for businesses to truly understand them.

Noreena’s TED talk: How to Use Experts

July 20th, 2017 by admin

Professor Noreena Hertz addresses the audience at the third TED Salon in London, 2nd November 2010

We make important decisions every day – and we often rely on experts to help us decide. But, says economist Noreena Hertz, relying too much on experts can be limiting and even dangerous. She calls for us to start democratizing expertise — to listen not only to “surgeons and CEOs, but also to shop staff.” (Video duration: 18.19)

Noreena joins fellow guest speakers Thomas Thwaites, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Jon Kolko, Michael Pawlyn, Matthew May, JP Rangaswami, Martin Jacques, Michelle Gallen, Sarah Churchwell, Theresa Senft and Mike Dickson to address the theme of ‘re-framing’  at the Unicorn Theatre in London.

Opening the second session, economist Noreena Hertz addresses the influence of “experts” — like herself — and how we should view them with skepticism. “In an age of extreme complexity, we believe experts are more able to come to conclusions than we are,” she said. “I believe this is a big problem with potentially dangerous consequences for society, and for us as individuals.” She urged the crowd to rebel against this dynamic, by “being ready and willing to take on” the experts, by “embracing the notion that progress comes about not only in the creation of ideas but also in their destruction” (what she called “managed dissent”), and by “democratizing expertise,” which is “not only the domain of surgeons and CEOs, but also of shop staff.”

For more information go to the TED website.


Noreena Hertz Compilation in Italian

February 4th, 2016 by admin

Generation Katniss: Unique, uber-connected and terribly anxious

Why gender matters in the boardroom

April 13th, 2015 by admin

Noreena on CNBC’s Squawk show talking about the business case for more women on boards

Noreena at Kruger Cowne Breakfast Club

January 26th, 2015 by admin

Speaking at the Kruger Cowne Breakfast Club, Noreena forecast a 2015 full of geopolitical turmoil and gave insightful advice on how we can become better decision-makers in such challenging times.


2015 forecast from Davos

January 23rd, 2015 by admin

Noreena talks to Hub Culture in Davos about the upcoming Greek elections & Ukraine and argues that geopolitics are dominating the start of year.

Interview at C2MTL Commerce and Creativity Conference 2014

Noreena on Four Thought

August 8th, 2014 by admin

When Noreena became very ill she confronted a difficult question: who should she trust?

The answer was much more complicated than it first appeared and her quest to find out more about her treatment led her to a deep scepticism about expertise.

Four Thought is a series of thought-provoking talks in which speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society in front of a live audience.

Listen to the full program HERE.

BBC Radio 4 Four Thought