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Tim Harford

Tim is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of “Messy” and the million-selling “The Undercover Economist”, a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less” and the iTunes-topping series “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Videos by Tim Harford

Numbers Game – Tim Harford, economist and journalist

The second RISJ Summer School open day features economist and host of BBC Radio 4’s More or Less, Tim Harford. He’ll be talking to us about his new book. How to Make the World Add Up promises to teach you 10 rules that will make you think differently about numbers.

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Staying Sane in the New Reality – a Discussion With David Allen and Tim Harford

David Allen, Founder of the Getting Things Done® (GTD®) methodology, and Tim Harford, economist and Financial Times columnist, talk to Todd Brown of Next Action Associates about the current COVID-19 reality and how to stay sane during these unprecedented times. GTD provides an essential tool in reducing stress levels, increasing productivity, and improving your overall …

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TKC 547 Philosopher-Economist Tim Harford

Author of Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives Interview starts at 15:43 and ends at 43:50 “You can be super clever and have all your tricks, but fundamentally everything in your life is crowding out something else in your life. At some point you have to choose, and the choice should be …

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Tim Harford on the Importance of Being Messy

Want to join the debate? Check out the Intelligence Squared website to hear about future live events and podcasts: http://www.intelligencesquared.com __________________________ Have the forces of tidiness marched too far? Would we all benefit from being a bit messy? That’s the big question that the FT’s star economist Tim Harford asked in this exclusive Intelligence Squared …

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The Power of Serendipity with Tim Harford

Tim Harford tells a wonderful story of pianist Keith Jarrett to help us understand why unexpected changes of plans, unfamiliar circumstances or unforeseen events can help generate new ideas and opportunities. Watch Tim Harford in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Loved this snippet? …

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Tim Harford on Contribution of Herbert A Simon

In this video by UBS Nobel Perspectives, Tim Harford, economist and journalist, shares his views on the incredible contribution that Prof Herbert Simon work has made on organizational structure and management. http://www.dralanbarnard.com/ Home https://www.harmonytoc.com/

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Economy VS Biology | Tim Harford at Brain Bar

With: Tim Harford, Award-winning BBC broadcaster and Financial Times columnist; author of the million-selling “Undercover Economist”. Brain Bar is Europe’s festival on the future. Lively, ambitious and unique, Brain Bar creates the stage for top trendsetters, decision-makers and challengers to exchange ideas in unusual and unrestrained conversation. Follow us: Official website: http://brainbar.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brainbarofficial Instagram: …

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Tim Harford on Banks, Brexit and Forecasting

Tim Harford is an economist, a columnist for the Financial Times, and the author of four books, including the best seller “The Undercover Economist”. Here we sit to discuss the state of the economy and why forecasts are “bullshit”!

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Tim Harford: Pop Up Economics (Bristol Festival of Economics 2013)

Tim Harford is senior columnist for the Financial Times, author of many books, the latest being The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, and presenter of Radio 4 Pop Up Ideas and More or Less. Often regarded as the best popular economics writer in the world, he presents here short stories about people and ideas in economics …

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Tim Harford – The Undercover Economist – interview – Goldstein on Gelt – Sept. 1 2014

http:\www.goldsteinongelt.com Tim Harford, economist and best-selling author of The Undercover Economist and The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, discusses the necessity for humility and confidence when giving economic advice, why economists don’t know everything, and how to use a Monte Carlo simulator when building a financial plan. “Goldstein on Gelt” is a global investment and financial …

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Tim Harford on the art of prediction- Newsnight

You don’t have to be a mystic to tell the future. Or at least that’s what political scientists would have you believe. But actually they’re not very good at it, as Tim Harford, the FT’s undercover economist, explains. Follow @BBCNewsnight on Twitter Tweets by BBCNewsnight Like BBC Newsnight on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight

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Tim Harford, Economist and Journalist: The Psychology of Error Correction

How can we be sure we learn from our mistakes? Credit Suisse spoke to award-winning behavioral economist Tim Harford at the 17th Annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference about why we make errors and how we can use them to our advantage. Read the article/transcript on our website: http://bit.ly/aic_harford  —————————————————————————————– Check out our playlist …

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Tim Harford: What Prison Camps Can Teach You About the Economy

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Tim Harford on why economists can’t predict | World Finance Videos

World Finance interviews Tim Harford, the ‘Undercover Economist’, on how it’s not just economists who can’t predict things like global financial crises — all experts are terrible. The financial crisis has put global economics into the spotlight. Undercover economist Tim Harford explains how experts’ forecasts can be so unreliable (but despite this, why a handful …

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Tim Harford on insider trading and incentives | World Finance Videos

World Finance interviews Tim Harford, author of ‘The Undercover Economist Strikes Back’ on insider trading, and the bad incentives it can create. Insider trading: is it the scourge of the market, or completely harmless? Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, explains how the problem with insider trading isn’t about individual traders winning …

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The Undercover Economist Tim Harford | WIRED 2012 | WIRED

For the full story on The Undercover Economist Tim Harford on Wired: http://bit.ly/SkgsYu Subscribe to WIRED ►► http://po.st/SubscribeWired Organisations need to strike a balance between striving to make marginal improvements to their products and experimenting with radical, risky ideas, says Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist, speaking at Wired 2012. He described the small improvements that …

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Tim Harford | The Cambridge Union

Date recorded: 11/06/2011 Tim Harford, author, economist and columnist for the Financial Times speaks about ‘The Adaptive Business: Google, Whole Foods and Timpson’. This talk is the sixth from his seven part “Adapt Lectures” series, which were given over seven consecutive days in June 2011 around the UK. Each talk focuses on a particular area …

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Tim Harford: Preventing financial meltdowns

Economic commentator and author Tim Harford presented a creative, challenging perspective on financial systems, drawing upon examples from oil rig explosions to nuclear disasters to make his point. He believes that by studying the triggers of major engineering accidents, we can draw lessons on how to help prevent crises in the financial world.

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Why Success Always Starts with Failure | Tim Harford | Talks at Google

Time Harford speaks to Googlers in Mountain View on May 25, 2011 about his book Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure. About the book: Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. When faced with complex situations, we have all become …

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Tim Harford on learning from failure | The Economist

The author and economist on what links the surge in Iraq, loss aversion and the tough but important job of whistleblowers Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, …

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Part 1- Tim Harford ‘The Logic of Life’

Eye-opening and accessible, The Logic of Life sets out to prove that nearly everything in life — even when we least suspect it — has its basis in rational decision-making. By weaving together engaging stories, Tim Harford will convince you that life is surprisingly logical: everything from the most intimate decisions — to have sex, …

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