Events
 

Thursday May 10, 2012

 
Need, Speed and Greed: Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Revolution

Start Date:2012-05-10
End Date:2012-05-10

Short Descirption:

Presented by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Author, Award-Winning Senior Correspondent for the Economist, and Currently the Magazine’s China Business & Finance Editor


Long Description:

 



TEN

(Please note our new venue from April 2012 below!)

Need, Speed and Greed: Entrepreneurship and the
Innovation Revolution

Presented by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Author, Award-Winning Senior Correspondent for the Economist, and Currently the Magazine’s China Business & Finance Editor



Event Details


Time:

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Topic:

Main Topic:
Need, Speed and Greed: Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Revolution
Presented by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran. Author, Award-Winning Senior Correspondent for the Economist, and Currently the Magazine’s China Business & Finance Editor

Mr. Vaitheeswaran’s latest book is "Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems"

In this new highly acclaimed book Mr. Vaitheeswaran says that now, more than ever, innovation really matters.  He goes on to say there is an urgent need for solutions to the "wicked” problems of today, such as the threat of global pandemics and the middle class squeeze. Innovators and entrepreneurs from unexpected corners are disrupting established business models, changing the rules, and are upending entire industries at breakneck speed.   Recent examples include Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, and Elon Musk founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.  Entrepreneurs such as these are bold, ambitious, able to raise money, and are very determined to scale up to achieve their dreams.  In his speech, Mr. Vaitheeswaran will talk about how entrepreneurs and innovators should embrace the new rules of innovation and then turn today’s "wicked” global crises into unprecedented economic opportunities.

TEN is very proud to welcome Mr. Vaitheeswaran as our speaker for May.  He is an eminently qualified expert to talk about entrepreneurship and innovation, and he is sure to be inspiration to all entrepreneur-minded members and guests.

After the presentation, the session will continue in an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speaker.

 

Venue:

NOTE: New Venue!

Makumba African Lounge

Garley Building
48 Peel Street

Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2522 0544
Website: http://www.makumbahk.com/
Happy hour 2 for 1 drinks will be in effect at Makumba from 6:00 to 9:00.

 

 


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NOTE:

This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members. Please send your registration to info@ten.org.hk

   

About our speaker:

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Author, Award-Winning Senior Correspondent for the Economist,
and Currently the Magazine’s China Business & Finance Editor




VIJAY V. VAITHEESWARAN is an award-winning senior correspondent for the Economist.

He joined the editorial staff in 1992 as its London-based Latin America correspondent, and opened the magazine's first regional bureau in Mexico City. From 1998 to 2006, he covered the politics, economics, business and technology of energy and the environment. From 2007 to 2011 his portfolio encompassed innovation, global health, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

He is currently the magazine’s China Business & Finance Editor. His editorial responsibilities range from business and finance to science, technology and innovation. He new book on the future of global innovation, published by Harper Collins, is "Need, Speed and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems". (www.needspeedgreed.com). Kirkus Reviews has called it "the perfect primer for the postindustrial age.” In reviewing the new book, the Financial Times declared that "Vaitheeswaran is a writer to whom it is worth paying attention.” Vijay is a life member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an advisor on sustainability and innovation to the World Economic Forum, and a regular speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative. He teaches at NYU’s Stern Business School, and his commentaries have appeared on NPR and the BBC, in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the New York Times. He has had the honor of addressing groups ranging from the US National Governors’ Association and the UN General Assembly to the Technology, Entertainment & Design (TED), Aspen Ideas Festival and AAAS conferences. He also serves as chairman of the Economist's provocative series of conferences on innovation known as the Ideas Economy (www.ideas.economist.com).

His last book, "ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future,” co-authored with Iain Carson, was named a Book of the Year by The Financial Times. His first book, "Power to the People,” was reviewed by Nobel-prize winner John Holdren (currently the Chief Science Advisor to the White House) in Scientific American as "by far the most helpful, entertaining, up-to-date and accessible treatment of the energy-economy-environment problematique available.”

Vijay is an engineering graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was named a Harry S. Truman Presidential Scholar by the U.S. Congress.

 

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