21 Aug #032 – Dr. Nicholas Gruen – CEO Lateral Economics
From Austria to Australia – because of my German background, I was able to pronounce Nicholas’ surname correctly 🙂 Dr. Nicholas Gruen shares the story of his father that got him interested in
It was a good start into a very entertaining conversation on economics, politics and what we can do differently to solve some of today’s problems and challenges.
As the CEO of Lateral Economics, Dr Nicholas Gruen is used to think differently, and that’s often a good thing to get new perspectives and views.
His ideas and models to address the challenge that members of parliaments are strongly influenced by party politics are fascinating to listen to. And there is more. So enjoy the conversation as much as I did.
More about Dr Nicholas Gruen
Nicholas Gruen is a policy economist, entrepreneur and commentator on our economy, society and innovation. He advised two cabinet ministers in the 1980s and 90s, taught at ANU and sat on the Productivity Commission (then Industry Commission) from 1993 to 1997.
He directed the New Directions project at the Business Council from 1997 to 2000.
He is CEO of Lateral Economics, Visiting Professor at Kings College London Policy Institute and Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School, Chair of the Open Knowledge Foundation (Australia) and Patron of the Australian Digital Alliance.
He chaired The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) from 2010 to 2016, the Federal Government’s Innovation Australia in 2013-14 and in 2009 chaired the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
How to connect with Nicholas