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
Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide
Ben Towers on Technology and Entrepreneurship
Listen to British Award Winning Young Entrepreneur, Ben Towers, talk about his business venture and how 2019 is the perfect year to start working on your own business idea, thanks to the countless opportunities provided by the new technology that surrounds us.
Former Lord Mayor of London shares experience and insights on growing fintech industry
Watch Former Lord Mayor of London explain the challenges he faced whilst holding the “best job” he’s ever had and how artificial intelligence and fintech are reshaping the financial services industry globally and creating excellent job opportunities.
Michael Elliot on how an MBA can shape your career
Think an MBA is only for those working in the for-profit sector? Michael Elliot, Head of Operations at UK-based charity Cats Protection, spoke to the LSBF Great Minds team about his role in the UK charity sector and how gaining a Master of Business Adminstration qualification has helped shape his career.
HR Guru Pat Wadors on a successful career in Human Resources
Pat Wadors shared with us the secrets to building a company with a people-first culture, how employee diversity plays a fundamental role in business and how your HR teams should never forget to be human in the first place.