The Opportunities and Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs: The case for Zambia
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Following a recent, well attended, visit to the Legatum Institute last year, the Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia, Her Honour Mrs Inonge Wina returned to explain how her country is trying to make the business environment there more attractive for women to set up as entrepreneurs.
Hear what she had to say (here)
Brexit: A Pathway Forward
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
(from left to right) Shanker Singham, Director of the Economics of Prosperity Programme, David Davis, State Secretary for Exiting the EU, Tim Hames (Director General of the BVCA) and Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute.
As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, expanded on the strategy for Brexit negotiations, the most important and sensitive task for the UK Government in the coming months.
He confirmed the Government's intention to trigger Article 50 at the end of March 2017, begining the two year period of negotiation with the EU and that their intention was to “minimise the costs and maximise the benefits” of whatever the relationship would be in the future.
We were extremely grateful for the support of the BVCA for this event
Trade Tools for the 21st Century
Friday, 30 September 2016
Shanker Singham and Molly Kiniry are the authors of a new Legatum Institute study that outlines the difficulties that are faced by modern trade agreements, which include powerful political forces opposing globalisation and the rising tide of protectionism, populism, and nationalism.
Why Should Anyone Innovate Here?
Monday, 4 July 2016
The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the Harvard Business Review for a discussion with professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones on the role of the organisation in an entrepreneurial society—what’s going wrong, and what leaders need to do to nurture the talents and aspirations of their most talented people.
Why Britain Should Remain in the EU
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum
, the Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson
, who heads the Labour Party’s EU referendum campaign, discussed the importance of convincing the Labour Party supporters to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union.
Brexit Implications for UK Business
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum
, Hugo Dixon
, International New York Times columnist and Chairman of pro-EU campaign initiative InFacts, discussed the likely consequences of ‘Brexit’, making the case for continued UK membership of the European Union.
Productivity in the UK
Monday, 29 February 2016
Nick Boles, MP
, Minister of State for Skills, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum
lunch on the government’s plan to improve UK productivity through greater investment in infrastructure, increased wages and training.
Cameron’s Hypocrisy on Tax Won’t Wash with the Public
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Labour's decision to call for an investigation into the Google deal makes sense both ethically and electorally, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (LeftFootForward.org)
Labour’s Economic Agenda for 2016
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, Seema Malhotra, Shadow Chief Secretary for the Treasury and MP for Feltham and Heston, discussed the idea of shared prosperity with broader, inclusive economic goals, as opposed to short term economic policy-making.
Why is Cardiff Still Lagging Behind Other UK Capitals?
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Cardiff comes behind other UK capitals in terms of both wealth and wellbeing. Innovative policies are required to reverse the damage done by the decline of heavy industry, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (LeftFootForward.org)
In Defence of the 'C' Word
Monday, 16 November 2015
Capitalism is a force for good—Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, told an audience of entrepreneurs and media at the Legatum Institute—but it faced its biggest challenge ever in the shape of public opinion.
Prosperity for All: Restoring Faith in Capitalism
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
A ten-part manifesto, authored by Legatum Institute Senior Fellow Tim Montgomerie, that seeks to understand how capitalism has come to attract such negative public reaction, and what governments must do to prove to citizens that capitalism really can bring prosperity to everyone.
It’s No Wonder Britain is Optimistic About Jobs
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
All the evidence points to serious progress in the economy, writes the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (The Times)
Business and Infrastructure: A Conversation with Lord Adonis
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Lord Adonis, the new Chair of the UK Government’s Infrastructure Commission, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum breakfast where he discussed why Britain must invest in its infrastructure if it is to boost business across the UK.
The New Prosperity Story
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Sian Hansen, Executive Director of the Legatum Institute, spoke at the 2015 Business Evolution conference in Harrisburg, Philadelphia.
From Rags to World’s Richest: The Ambani Story
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Sam Wilkin, a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, analysed how Indian entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani completed one of the most unlikely "rags to riches" stories of modern times, and what lessons his experience holds for entrepreneurs in India today.
The Prosperity Problem
Sunday, 5 July 2015
In a special report for Newsweek, the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index reveals which countries fared best—and worst—following 'The Great Recession' of 2008.
Television: Still Relevant After All These Years
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Archie Norman, Chairman of ITV, for a lunch discussion. Norman, a former head of ASDA and Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells, argued that despite new platforms, television remains the one medium that allows for a national conversation.
Chloe Smith: Would You Employ a Young Person?
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
On Democracy Day, youth unemployment and societal disengagement were up for discussion at a Legatum Institute business breakfast that hosted Chloe Smith MP, former Treasury Minister.
Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner
Friday, 7 November 2014
In partnership with Harvard Business Review, the Legatum Institute welcomed Anjali Sastry, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, to discuss her new book Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner, co-authored with Kara Penn, cofounder and principal consultant at Mission Spark.
The Empire is Dead: Long Live its Spirit
Saturday, 4 October 2014
Private enterprise, not the state, drove eighteenth century British prosperity and can do so again, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)
The Consolations of Economics
Friday, 12 September 2014
Gerard Lyons, former city economist and now Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, remains stubbornly optimistic about the future world economy and Britain’s place in it.
The Conservative Agenda for Business
Thursday, 19 June 2014
The Legatum Institute hosted Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, for a small gathering of business leaders on the Conservative agenda for business.
The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions: The Case of Kenya
Thursday, 17 October 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's ongoing series with the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, and 'World Affairs' magazine, Kenya Private Sector Alliance CEO, Carole Kariuki, discussed the role the private sector in securing Kenya’s democratic progress.
Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader
Monday, 9 September 2013
Humility is the most valuable attribute we're not teaching our high-potentials, writes former Legatum Institute President and CEO Jeffrey Gedmin, and Management Consultant John Dame
What's to Be Learned from Ousted Leaders?
Friday, 23 August 2013
Former Legatum Institute President and CEO, Jeffrey Gedmin, shares lessons from a study of university presidents whose careers were derailed (Harvard Business Review)
Why Leaders Fail
Thursday, 20 June 2013
In his Huffington Post blog, former Legatum Institute President and CEO Jeffrey Gedmin explores why leadership in business and politics is so difficult
How to Succeed in Business
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, reviews Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (New York Review of Books)
Politics, Business and Philanthropy
Sunday, 17 March 2013
The Legatum Institute hosted the President of Washington’s Woodrow Wilson Center and former Congresswoman Jane Harman for a private dinner discussion.
“South Africa needs to get its act together”
Friday, 7 December 2012
South Africa today is a country beset with challenges – a ruling party in disarray, sluggish economic growth, growing corruption. Is the ANC in terminal decline? Why is South Africa struggling to manage its global brand? Ann Bernstein, executive director at the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa, gave a talk at the Legatum Institute to answer some of these questions.