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Sarah Harrison was honoured with the International Willy Brandt Prize for 'special political courage'. Germany's political party SPD says Sarah "exemplifies the pursuit of transparency and its use against escalating surveillance. Sarah Harrison has with her commitment to WikiLeaks and especially in the company of Edward Snowden showed great political courage." The prize is named for former West German chancellor Willy Brandt, who won the 1971 Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulations Sarah!

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently announced a new $25 million research center funded by Toyota to further the development of autonomous vehicle technologies. Led by CSAIL director Daniela Rus, the new center will focus on developing advanced decision-making algorithms and systems that allow vehicles to perceive and navigate their surroundings safely, without human input. Read more.

Patrick Dixon’s 16th book The Future of (Almost) Everything, is now available. It reveals dozens of new key trends which will impact your business and personal life, and explains what they will mean for our wider world. As Patrick says, "Take hold of your future or the future will take hold of you.”
Book Praise
"Every leader needs to keep ahead of major trends. Think radically and read this book to keep ahead of the future!” — Sinclair Beecham MBE, Co-Founder of Pret A Manger
"A must read for anyone keen to understand what the future may hold for them." — Lynda Gratton, London Business School

Gernot Wagner is Lead Senior Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund and co-author of Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet. He is fiercely engaged with turning the engines of prosperity toward a stable climate. For audiences ranging from technologists to the general public, Gernot brings his fresh, lively vision to the issue of climate change and offering economically-sound, actionable solutions to what is arguably the most important issue of our time.

Alvin Roth is a world-renowned expert on market design and game theory. He is a rarity among economists — his mission throughout his career has been to apply economic theory to real-world, real-life problems. He has been wildly successful, pioneering new ways to use game theory to redesign previously ineffective, complex markets. Honoured by the Nobel Committee for his work in stable allocations and the practice of market design, Dr. Roth is a compelling speaker for any industry providing audiences with new and compelling insights into the hidden behaviours of their own marketplaces.

Known around the globe for his innovative, employee-centric management style, Ricardo Semler is a true visionary. In his recent TEDGlobal talk, Ricardo describes his radical form of business from rethinking board meetings to vacation days. “It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.” Ricardo takes this approach to rethinking our school system.

October 2015
Paul BloomGermany
Don TapscottKorea and New Zealand
Radek SikorskiArgentina
Gillian TettGermany
Tim HarfordUnited Arab Emirates
Gideon RachmanSingapore
Michael PettisKorea
Chris GilesUnited Kingdom
Kevin AshtonUnited Kingdom and Monaco
Kenneth CourtisGermany, Portugal, Spain and France
Jonathan RosenthalSingapore
Michael HawleyKorea
Atul Gawande, M.D.United Kingdom
Juan EnriquezSpain
John AuthersAustria
Amy ChuaFinland
James WallmanBelgium
Eric WhitacreUnited States
November 2015
Gideon RachmanSingapore
Kenneth CourtisChina
Radek SikorskiSwitzerland
Kenneth CukierChina
Jamie HeywoodSwitzerland
Tom KelleyUnited Arab Emirates
Gernot WagnerIreland
Ricardo SemlerQatar
JB StraubelUnited Kingdom, Singapore and Korea
Amy CuddyItaly
Barry J. EichengreenSwitzerland
David PillingSpain
Martin WolfSouth Africa
Robert ShillerUnited Kingdom
Don Berwick, M.D.United Kingdom
Don TapscottSpain
Edward L. GlaeserUnited Arab Emirates and Spain
Gillian TettAustria
John AuthersUnited Kingdom
Kevin AshtonFrance, Australia and United Kingdom
December 2015
Kevin AshtonChina
Chris AndersonKorea
Juan EnriquezArgentina
Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D.Australia
Martin WolfUnited Kingdom
January 2016
Gillian TettIreland
Martin WolfSwitzerland
February 2016
Paul KrugmanGermany
Chris AndersonJapan
John MicklethwaitGermany
Roni Zeiger, M.D.Germany
March 2016
J. Bradford DeLongUnited Kingdom
Adam S. PosenGermany
April 2016
Patrick DixonBelgium
May 2016
Jane McGonigalAustralia
Paul KrugmanPortugal