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Past EventsTuesday, February 25

Noreena Hertz Eyes Wide Open

Noreena Hertz

Economist Noreena Hertz explores with Daniel Finkelstein how we make decisions. Are emails destroying your ability to think? How do you know which information sources are credible? Whose advice should you trust? In a risky and information-overloaded world Hertz, an academic and broadcaster, offers Eyes Wide Open, a guide to smarter decisions.  

By weaving together cutting-edge research with real-world examples from Hollywood to Harry Potter, NASA to World War II spies, Hertz constructs a path to more astute and empowered decision-making in ten clear steps. With razor-sharp insight and an instinct for thought-provoking storytelling, she offers counterintuitive, effective guidance for making better choices

Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, academic and thinker, whose books have been translated into 18 languages. The Observer named her "one of the world's leading thinkers" and Vogue called her "one of the world's most inspiring women". She has spoken at TED and the World Economics Forum and is a sought-after commentator on television and in print.

Daniel Finkelstein is a weekly columnist, leader writer and Associate Editor of The Times. Before joining the paper in 2001, he was adviser to both Prime Minister John Major and Conservative leader William Hague. Daniel was named Political Commentator of the Year at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2011 and 2012. Since October 2013 he has been serving in the House of Lords.

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