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.
Carolyn Kousky is the Associate Vice President for Economics and Policy at the Environmental Defense Fund and the author of Understanding Disaster Insurance: New Tools for a More Resilient Future. In this episode, Kousky dives deep into the world of insurance markets, exposing major vulnerabilities and detailing how private and public partnerships can help built insurance models that are capable of responding to the climate crisis.
The Library: A Fragile History
In the first episode of 2023, Kate Whiting speaks to academics and authors Professor Andrew Pettegree and Dr Arthur der Weduwen about their book The Library: A Fragile History. They discuss why, despite our love of collecting books, they have often been neglected and become tools and targets during times of war, while romance novels have gone from scourge to saviour of the modern-day library.
Review of the year: 2022
In this last episode of 2022, host Beatrice Di Caro and Kate Whiting look back at some of their favourite reads of the year, collate top reads from around the World Economic Forum, and share some of the best quotes from authors who have been on the Book Club Podcast. These include Adam Grant, Elif Shafak and Booker Prize winner Shehan Karunatilaka.
Paul Daugherty is the Chief Technology Officer at Accenture and co-author of Radically Human: How New Technology Is Transforming Business and Shaping Our Future.
In this episode, he discusses how the pandemic accelerated a shift towards a more human-centered use of AI technology and how artificial intelligence will drive four key areas for companies to be successful in future: talent, trust, experiences, and sustainability.
In this episode, author Jon Alexander joins us to discuss his book Citizens: Why the Key to Fixing Everything Is All of Us. How can we become better citizens? That is the question this book studies, looking at how people and societies moved from the subject story of kings and empires to the current consumer story. He argues it is now time to enter the citizen story.
Lynda Gratton: Redesigning Work
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.
Episode page: https://www.weforum.org/podcasts/book-club/episodes/lynda-grant-redesigning-work
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Conversation sounds canned.
You will eet ze boogers and ze will be happy. Nah!
Interesting books - worth a listen
I like the host's style of presenting - very easy listen. Good for car rides