(Londen, 1967) is a British economist, professor, activist and best selling writer of books on globalisation. In her book Eyes wide open (2013) she gives clues how to make choices in the digitalised world. Hertz started her studies at the age of 16 working at the Worldbank at age 23 as an advisor to the Russian government. Six years later she set her teeth into the Middle-East peace process. Vogue called her 'one of the world's most inspiring women'. In her book IOU: The Debt Threat (2005) she predicted the economic crisis which would break out in 2008. She gave keynote speeches for TED and the World Economic Forum, is advisor to a great number of large corporations, is Professor of Globalisation at the Duisenberg School of Finance in Amsterdam and Associate Director of the Centre for International Business and Management at the University of Cambridge.(WU 2014 GR)
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Join the regulars' table. Host Francis Broekhuijsen welcomes Arie Boomsma, editor of beautiful poetry anthologies. We listen to their favourite music, and talk to them. Don't forget to have your books autographed. In English.
Which texts from world literature has econonomist and writer Noreena Hertz from Great Britain cherished as long as she lives? This most beautiful or most inspiring text can be a poem, an excerpt from a novel or a song-text. She discusses the text with the audience. In English.
In an age where established orders are collapsing all around us, traditional gatekeepers are leaving their gates and people have to google their way through many disparate sources, it is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish the sense from the nonsense. Economist Noreena Hertz recently published 'Eyes Wide Open' about these changing times and challenges for the present day civilian to take a 'radically different approach' and to become 'empowered decision-makers, capable of making high-stakes choices ourselves'. But what does it mean for experts like Hertz and Halsema? What is their role as decision-maker in a world where everyone is deciding? And what does this new world look like?