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The Great Mind Series are videos of blue-chip company leaders and are aimed at inspiring students and promoting debate on education, employability, entrepreneurship and the economy.

Amongst the business leaders that have already participated are Keven Mathers, UK Sales Director at Google UK; Jonathan Ruffer, Chairman, Ruffler LLP; Tim Davie, CEO at BBC Worldwide; Timothy Richards, CEO, Vue Entertainment; Eric Salama, CEO, Kantar Group, and Iain Jacobs, President, Dynamic Markets, Starcom Mediavest Group

The video series started in 2011 with a conversation with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, followed by an interview with former Education Secretary Lord Kenneth Baker. In 2012, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, was interviewed by LSBF and said that universities worldwide should become hubs to boost entrepreneurship and inspire self-starters to develop their own businesses. Early 2014, LSBF spoke to Guy Hayward-Cole from Nomura Bank International about the investment banking sector and with former British Prime Minister Sir John Major.

Richard Branson on Education & Entrepreneurship
Great Minds Series

Richard Branson on Education & Entrepreneurship

Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide
Great Minds Series

Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide

Tony Blair and the Future of Education

Tony Blair and the Future of Education

In this exclusive interview for London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), former British Prime Minister Tony Blair talks to RT Hon David Blunkett MP about what lessons can be learnt from the world's financial crisis, as a means of moving forward in education and other industries.

Anna Jones on Male Suicide, Mental Health, Social Media & Education

Anna Jones on Male Suicide, Mental Health, Social Media & Education

Anna Jones shares her vision on male suicide, mental health, social media & education.

Great Minds interview with James Penny

Great Minds interview with James Penny

Rapid growth in technology and changing expectations from clients are the main issues facing the wealth management sector, says James Penny, Head of Europe (London), Wealth and Investment Management at Barclays.

Kevin Havelock, President of Refreshments, Unilever

Kevin Havelock, President of Refreshments, Unilever

President of Unilever’s Refreshment category, Kevin Havelock, revealed what he believes to be the biggest challenges faced by the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector today.

Great Minds interview with Kevin Ellis

Great Minds interview with Kevin Ellis

One of the key challenges in running an international business is to operate globally in a world that is becoming less global than it has been in previous years - this is the view of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Managing Partner Kevin Ellis.

LSBF Great Minds Live: Guy Hands, Founder of Terra Firma

LSBF Great Minds Live: Guy Hands, Founder of Terra Firma

The growth of private equity markets in the last two decades has made its very success its biggest challenge, believes Guy Hands, Chairman and Founder of one of Europe’s leading private equity firms, Terra Firma.

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