The Book Club podcast from the World Economic Forum brings you the world’s greatest storytellers.
For the last three years, the Forum’s Book Club has engaged with some of the world’s greatest writers, allowing a community of over 200,000 readers to put their questions and share their views.
The podcast features in-depth interviews with some of our favourite authors looking at their most recent work, their motivations, inspirations and so much more.
Great fiction, economics, psychology, philosophy - the world’s best storytellers will be telling us their stories.
At the Forum, we have access to some of the biggest and best minds from around our world and we want to share that with you in as many ways as we can.
Host: Beatrice Di Caro.
In this episode, Professor Lynda Gratton discusses how a diary she started in the pandemic resulted in her latest book, Redesigning Work: How To Transform Your Organization and Make Hybrid Work for Everyone. She draws on real-world examples of companies getting it right and offers useful insights into everything from avoiding burnout to being a good manager.
In this episode, Zambian-born economist and author Dr. Dambisa Moyo discusses her latest book, How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World. In it, she examines the traditional role of boards and suggests how they can adapt to the needs of a 21st-century marketplace.
In this episode, author Shehan Karunatilaka discusses the inspirations for his Booker Prize-winning novel The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida. It tells the story of a Sri Lankan war photographer, who realises he’s in a processing centre for souls in the afterlife and sets out to solve his own murder, which involves leading his friends to a box of incriminating photos under a bed.
Gaia Vince: Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval
From floods to wildfires and hurricanes across the globe, climate change is causing more frequent and catastrophic extreme weather events. In this episode, environmental journalist Gaia Vince sets out the central thesis of her book 'Nomad Century' which envisages a world where climate change forces as many as 1 billion people to migrate in the coming decades - and how the world can work together to cope.
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Summer books: why escapist fiction is good for you
As summer sizzles in the northern hemisphere, this episode brings you top recommendations for books to pack on your vacation, and reading that will transport you far from home without you having to go anywhere.
Laura Battle, Deputy Books Editor at the Financial Times, gives her book picks and also tells us how social media, particularly TikTok’s #BookTok, has disrupted the global publishing industry and had a big impact on business.
And Ella Berthoud, a ‘bibliotherapist’ who uses the power of books to help people through tough times and who wrote ‘The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies’, lists her favourite escapist fiction.
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Joeli Brearley: The Motherhood Penalty
‘The Motherhood Penalty: How to stop motherhood being the kiss of death for your career’ looks at the reasons why women’s careers suffer when they have children, and what can be done about it.
The author, Joeli Brearley, is also founder of the UK campaigning charity Pregnant Then Screwed.
Robin Pomeroy sits in for regular host Beatrice Di Caro. Interview by Kate Whiting.
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Conversation sounds canned.
Interesting books - worth a listen
I like the host's style of presenting - very easy listen. Good for car rides
This podcast goes the extra mile in ensuring the most exciting, important information that books have to offer. A real enjoyable listen and would recommend to anyone.