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Tim Harford OBE

Senior Columnist, Financial Times

Tim is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”, “Messy”, and the million-selling “The Undercover Economist”. Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less” and the iTunes-topping series “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House.

During Tim’s presentation he will be investigating how certain kinds of complexities and obstacles can actually improve our performance. He will be covering topics of Cognitive Psychology, Complexity Science, Social Psychology and of course throwing in ‘Rock n Roll’ to the mix for good measure.

Can disruption, mess and crazy moves actually help solve some of our most complex problems? Tim examines this and talks about how we shouldn’t be scared of complexity as it can in fact make us more creative! Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it isn’t helping you!

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