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David Bodanis

Futurist and Author
Einstein's Greatest Mistake

In our full interview, Einstein expert David Bodanis discusses how businesses can learn from Einstein’s life by stepping back from problems, and striking the balance between self-confidence and humility.

He also tells us why a passionate self is not enough, and how storytelling makes powerful mission statements. Finally, he ends by discussing if machines will ever be smarter than Einstein.

David Bodanis studied mathematics, physics and history at the University of Chicago, and for many years taught the ‘Intellectual Tool-Kit’ course at Oxford University. The author of many books including the New York Times bestseller The Secret House and E=mc2, he is also a futurist and business adviser who has worked for the Royal Dutch Shell Scenario Prediction unit, modelling economic futures, as well as for the future planning unit at the World Economic Forum.

He has been a popular speaker at TED conferences and at Davos. Bodanis’s work has been published in the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the New York Times. He lives in London.