Margaret Heffernan is a CEO, entrepreneur, writer and key note speaker. You may have recently seen Margaret’s TED Talks that have received over five and a half million views, Dare to disagree and Forget the pecking order.
Margaret was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She worked in BBC Radio for five years where she wrote, directed, produced and commissioned dozens of documentaries and dramas.
This month’s webcast features Future Thinkers Margaret Heffernan LIVE to discuss her book A Bigger Prize. A book in which Margaret breaks down the social myths associated with hyper-competitiveness whilst providing a clear and understandable case about how counterproductive competition actually can be.
Why competition isn’t everything
When you join us for our LIVE interview with Margaret, you will hear about how during writing A Bigger Prize, she spoke with scientists, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and executives to delve into the world of competition. Loaded with scientific references Margaret has discovered that, around the world, individuals and organizations are finding creative, cooperative ways to work that don't pit people against each other but support them in their desire to work together.
"Let's not play the game, let's change it."
Margaret believes the future belongs to the people and companies who have learned that they are greater working together than against one another, that collaboration is greater than competition. Competition inhibits improvement on systems we already have in place. Margaret tells us that “the perfect blueprint for collaboration” does not exist and when we speak with Margaret, we’ll discuss key concepts that you’ll be able to take into your work place to realign the balance of collaboration and competition.
Margaret Heffernan joins us on the 30th of May 2017 at 5.30pm AEST, so to join us for this insightful conversation go to www.futurethinkers.club and join Future Thinkers for your first webcast free and where you will find other great minds live in conversation and on demand. Future Thinkers has recently interviewed iconic thinkers such as Daniel Goleman, Seth Godin, David Allen and Charles Duhigg.