I try to keep track of my gigs below. To invite me to give a speech, please contact my agents.
Details to follow; event starts at 6.30pm. Come along!
(Was previously 2 October.)
The RSA have edited highlights of my talk on Monday, introducing some of the ideas behind “Adapt”.
I am giving seven lectures in seven days on seven different topics from “Adapt”. Do come to any or all of them. And there are additional dates too, see below.
Monday 6th June, 6pm, Royal Society of Arts, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure – FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 7th June, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Preventing Financial Meltdowns
Wednesday 8th June, 7pm, Royal Institution, Protecting ideas that matter, from the Spitfire to the Knockout Mouse
Thursday 9th June, 6pm, Cass Business School, Leadership lessons from the War in Iraq
Oxford Friday 10th June, 5.30pm, International Growth Centre, Gulbenkian Theatre Oxford, Development: Do we know the difference between success and failure?
Saturday 11th June, 7pm, Heffer’s Cambridge / Cambridge Student Union, Saturday 11th June, 3pm, Cambridge Union Society The Adaptive Business: Google, Whole Foods and Timpson
Sunday 12th June, Midday, Waterstone’s Gower Street, Adapting and you: how to make good mistakes in everyday life
14th 13th June, 1pm Overseas Development Institute, Development by Trial and Error
14th 13th June, 6pm Institute for Government, Government by Trial and Error with Professor John van Reenen and Dr David Halpern
15th 14th June, 1pm NESTA, Problem solving in a complex world FULLY BOOKED
There will be other events further from London, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival (August) and the Ilkley Literature Festival (October). And you can see my talk at TEDxWarwick, too.
UPDATE: Dates now corrected. Success begins with failure and all that. Sorry… T.H.
I’m shortly departing for the US and Canada. Here are the public talks I’m giving that have been scheduled so far. If I’m coming to a venue near you, please come and say hello – we’ll have fun.
Thursday 19 May, 6pm Prosperity Caucus 214 Mass Ave NE
Please forgive the grandiosity. From my publisher’s press release:
For the week of 6th June 2011, Tim Harford will be embarking on a series of ambitious events tying in with the publication of his new book – Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure. The ‘Adapt Lectures’ will be episodic talks – each on a different day of that week and all at different venues. Seven talks in seven days, with each talk focusing on a different expert area from the book. These are stand-alone talks that make up a whole. Attendees may attend all or as many events as they wish.
From ‘leadership lessons in the War in Iraq’ at Cass Business School to ‘preventing financial meltdowns’ at the London School of Economics, Harford will be drawing on a range of expert knowledge to bring to you the principles you need in business and in life.
It’s going to be lots of fun. Please come to any or all of the events. In my experience events at LSE and the RSA are totally packed out but do your best, and it should be easier to get into some of the other events.
On Tuesday 7 June 2011 at 6.30pm, I’ll be giving a talk on “Preventing Financial Meltdowns”, one of a series of seven “Adapt Lectures”. Please come.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
In this lecture, Tim Harford, the author, radio presenter and newspaper columnist looks at the lessons we can learn from the financial crisis and how the collapse of Lehman Brothers has close parallels in disasters such as Three Mile Island and Deepwater Horizon. This lecture marks the launch of Tim Harford’s new book Adapt: How Success Always Starts With Failure.
Full details from the LSE website here.