The LEWIS Advisory Board (LAB) investigates the links between prosperity, science, technology, culture, education, art, economics & politics. It identifies key trends by drawing on leaders from a variety of diverse backgrounds. The LAB was founded by Chris Lewis and Dr Pippa Malmgren, a US Presidential adviser and one of the most influential global economists worldwide.
The LAB was inspired by two key publications. The first was Dr. Malmgren’s book Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World's Turbulent Economy, which helps leaders spot trends and achieve greater situational awareness. The other was Lewis’ recent book, Too Fast To Think. The book speculates about why a world dominated by analytical thinkers and researchers continued to be surprised by events that ‘came out of left field’. The LAB is therefore an attempt to blend ‘drill down’ with ‘look across’ thinking. Lewis commented: “The world is in the grip of a volatility brought about by Brexit, US political change and global economic concerns. This is breeding short-term thinking and inefficiencies. Never has there been a better time for people to get together across all vertical sectors to compare, discuss and build a global narrative."
The LAB was piloted in California in January 2017 and hosts by invitation-only roundtables around the world every quarter. It will issue white papers summarising the main conclusions from each discussion. All comments and contributions are taken on a “Chatham House Rules" basis. More than 40 leaders have contributed so far from a variety of backgrounds including scientists, politicians, economists, artists, academics and military leaders.
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