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Published January 29, 2019 by Heloise Wood

Sceptre has pre-empted economist Noreena Hertz’s “game-changing” book, The Lonely Century: How Isolation Imperils our Future, within 24 hours of submission, with similar deals taking place across the world after “a huge amount of international interest”.

Juliet Brooke, editorial director at the Hodder & Stoughton imprint, pre-empted world rights, excluding the US, from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown, with publication slated for spring 2020.

Across the pond, Crown’s executive editor Talia Krohn pre-empted US rights, also within 24 hours, from Kristine Dahl at ICM on behalf of Jonny Geller. Sceptre said the book had its rights team “abuzz” with pre-empts from Barend Wallet at Unieboek Spectrum for Dutch rights – also within 24 hours – and Lawen Mohtadi at Natur & Kultur for Swedish rights.

Exploring the nature and prevalence of isolation in the modern world, The Lonely Century is billed by Sceptre as “an important, game-changing book about the most pressing issue of today”.

“Tackling the loneliness crisis from a global perspective, the author demonstrates how a wide range of modern advances have conspired to sever our connection to the world and each other and why if we do not intervene it is going to get much worse,” the publisher said. “The Lonely Century closes with a call for arms and a bold new vision for what we must do at an individual, government and business level if we are to reconnect society, repair its fractures and alleviate our collective loneliness. Ultimately this is a book of hope.”

Brooke revealed she feels “evangelical” about this book.

The Lonely Century takes an intimate issue and shows how the political, economic and technological infrastructure of our lives colours our most private emotions, and the societal crisis that engenders,” she said. “Taking in everything from the rise of the far-right to courtesy towards robots, The Lonely Century has the power to change how we behave, which is very exciting indeed.”

Hertz says: “I am overwhelmed by the response I have had to my proposal globally and delighted to be working with Juliet Brooke and the whole team at Sceptre as well as Talia Krohn and Crown on the publication of this book.”

Hertz advises a select group of the world’s leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risk, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and different sectors of society. Having graduated from university aged 19, she went on to complete a PhD from Cambridge University and has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is now based at University College London where she is an honorary professor.

 

Noreena Hertz – Speakers Showreel

December 12th, 2018 by admin

Noreena’s TED talk: How to Use Experts

December 11th, 2018 by admin

Professor Noreena Hertz addresses the audience at the third TED Salon in London, 2nd November 2010

We make important decisions every day – and we often rely on experts to help us decide. But, says economist Noreena Hertz, relying too much on experts can be limiting and even dangerous. She calls for us to start democratizing expertise — to listen not only to “surgeons and CEOs, but also to shop staff.” (Video duration: 18.19)

Noreena joins fellow guest speakers Thomas Thwaites, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Jon Kolko, Michael Pawlyn, Matthew May, JP Rangaswami, Martin Jacques, Michelle Gallen, Sarah Churchwell, Theresa Senft and Mike Dickson to address the theme of ‘re-framing’  at the Unicorn Theatre in London.

Opening the second session, economist Noreena Hertz addresses the influence of “experts” — like herself — and how we should view them with skepticism. “In an age of extreme complexity, we believe experts are more able to come to conclusions than we are,” she said. “I believe this is a big problem with potentially dangerous consequences for society, and for us as individuals.” She urged the crowd to rebel against this dynamic, by “being ready and willing to take on” the experts, by “embracing the notion that progress comes about not only in the creation of ideas but also in their destruction” (what she called “managed dissent”), and by “democratizing expertise,” which is “not only the domain of surgeons and CEOs, but also of shop staff.”

For more information go to the TED website.

 

It is essential for businesses to understand today’s teenagers as they represent a very significant market. This generation, Generation K (born 1995-2000), are profoundly different to previous generations. Here, economist and strategist Noreena Hertz speaks at the Google Zeitgeist in May 2015 and gives insight into where these differences lie and why it is important for businesses to truly understand them.

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Noreena Hertz is honoured to be part of Rabbi Jonathan Sack’s landmark Radio 4 series on Morality in the 21st Century. Other contributors include Melinda Gates, Robert Putnam, Michael Sandel, Jonathan Haidt and Jordan Peterson.

Noreena Hertz Interview At The Knowledge Guild

September 3rd, 2018 by admin

Speakers Corner

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Renowned thought leader, broadcaster and author, Professor Noreena Hertz speaks at The Knowledge Guild event about global trends, geo-political risks, and ‘Generation K’ – the post-millennials.

Noreena Hertz joins Dror Globerman on Keshet 12 to discuss Generation K – 15 to 24 year olds. Using her cutting edge proprietary research, she shares insights into who this generation are, what they care about, how they behave, what they want, and how they consume – and just how different they are to the millennials that came before them.

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In the past 10 years, the number of people over the age of 65 who are at work has doubled. More than one million of Britain’s pensioners are now clocking on. But is this by choice or is it due to circumstance? And what does this imply for the rest of us? I went on a journey across the country to find out.

For some like 92-year-old Tom Brogan, work clearly enhances life. I could see how much he enjoys interacting with his customers at Asda and how much his fellow employees cherish him. Tom talked of how work gives him “independence” and of how it “gets me out of bed”. Similar sentiments were shared by several of the other over-65s in work I spoke with.

And I get that, being stuck at home all day could be really lonely and dull. But what if you’re not healthy enough to go out to work each day? Or don’t have enough energy? Forty percent of over-65s have limiting chronic health issues.

And is it that easy to get work if you’re older? Because despite laws against age discrimination the reality, as I found, is that getting a job when you’re over 50 is tough. More than a third of over-50s who were looking for work past year had been searching for more than 12 months.

Julia Clancy – a charismatic former hairdresser – is 59. She’s been applying for hundreds of jobs to no avail for the past two years. I could understand how demoralising it was for her “to imagine a future when all she had to live on was £73 a week”.

“I can’t see any light at the end of this tunnel,” she told me.

It’s not that older employees make worse employees, the opposite is in fact true. Andy Briggs the Government Business Champion for Older Workers had enlightening statistics to share. An over 50-year-old is less than half as likely to take a sick day than a 20 to 25-year-old and five times less likely to leave and change jobs than a 20 to 30-year-old. And whilst some of our skills do wane with age, our experience and knowledge grows.

Businesses need to wake up to the fact that older workers can add significant value and nurture their older employees better. Most could do much better than they currently are on this front.

For those of us not yet approaching retirement my journey shed light on something else: how ill prepared most of us are for our twilight years. In Holland it’s common for people to save 20% of their salary for their retirement. Here in the UK, latest figures from Prudential show nearly one in seven workers retiring this year have made no other financial provisions for life after work and will be relying solely on their state pension to survive.

What this means it that for most of us working into later life will be a necessity, if we hope to retain a decent standard of living that is.

Retirement is increasingly a luxury many will never be able to afford.

La Vanguardia – Generation K

September 21st, 2017 by admin

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Please click here to read an article on Generation K published in La Vanguardia.

 

Sirius XM Holdings Inc-Noreena-Hertz

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NEW YORKJuly 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today SiriusXM, a U.S.-based radio company with more than 32 million subscribers, announced the debut of MegaHertz: London Calling hosted by one of the United Kingdom’s most noted and dynamic intellectuals, Noreena Hertz. The program will broadcast live from London starting Monday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Insight channel 121.

With her new Insight program, Hertz will become SiriusXM’s first foreign-based host for news and talk programming and will serve as Chief Europe Correspondent across all talk radio channels. Her show, MegaHertz: London Calling, will invite listeners into Hertz’s salon, bringing a powerful variety of voices and opinions from the across the Atlantic.

Each episode will transport listeners into Hertz’s inner circle, an eclectic mix of writers, thinkers, political players, artists, business leaders, comedians, celebrities, and more. During the one-hour live show, Hertz and her guests will discuss and debate topics ranging from news and current events, to pop culture, business, the arts and beyond, as well as provide a unique opportunity to hear European-based perspectives on stories dominating headlines in the United States.

“I’m hugely excited to be launching MegaHertz: London Calling on SiriusXM and beginning a relationship with its listeners,” said Hertz. “The world has never been more vibrant, complex and controversial. I have plenty to say about the big topics affecting us all and will be inviting an eclectic and energetic mix of guests to debate them with me here in the UK and our listeners across America.”

“Designer Vivienne Westwood has said of Noreena’s writings, ‘That is what punk is all about,’ and that is the exact type of energy and attitude SiriusXM subscribers can expect from Noreena,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “Beyond her reputation as one of Britain’s foremost intellectuals, Noreena will also deliver an irreverent European flair and offer SiriusXM listeners nationwide a fresh perspective from across the pond.”

A respected economist who has graced the cover of Newsweek magazine and was named “one of the world’s leading thinkers” by The Observer, Hertz rose to prominence in the U.K. shortly after graduating college at 19-years-old. Hertz has a PhD from Cambridge University, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently a Visiting Professor at University College London. She has advised some of the world’s leading business and political figures, regularly chairs sessions at The World Economic Forum in Davos, and has delivered Keynote Speeches at TED conferences and Google Zeitgeist events.

Hertz’s best-selling books The Silent Takeover, IOU: The Debt Threat, and Eyes Wide Open are published in 22 countries. She has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times of London and Wired, and has appeared on flagship television shows on CBS, CNBC, PBS, the BBC, and ITV.

MegaHertz: London Calling will join Insight’s powerful lineup, which includes programs from Pete DominickJohn Fugelsang, and Neil De Grasse Tyson, and features WNYC’s Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin and Freakonomics Radio.

SiriusXM recently announced that its 200+ channels – including SiriusXM Insight – are now also available for streaming to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide with Amazon Alexa. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/AmazonAlexa to learn more.

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 32.0 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation™ and SiriusXM Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

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