David Bodanis

Author and Professor where he taught the course, Intellectual Toolkit at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School
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"David Bodanis is an enthralling storyteller. Prepare to be taken on a surprising, wide-ranging and ultimately inspiring journey to explore what makes us human." - Tim Hartford

Better than any way I could have put it! To my great surprise I've now spent decades as a writer and speaker. It was never planned that way, but I've always been fascinated by what makes people tick and how we can do better, especially in envisaging entirely new vistas. One thing just led to another and now I'm a writer, living and working in London.

When I'm not writing, I'm speaking and advising, having worked in the past for the Royal Dutch Shell Scenario Prediction unit, and the World Economic Forum, among others. I've spoken at Davos, and most recently helped run an international study for the UK Treasury on the future of High-Frequency Trading. I write occasional articles in the Financial Times and elsewhere, and when not slumped in front of a laptop, I have been known to attempt kickboxing, with highly variable results.

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