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Week 1 Round-up with Waqas Ahmed and Live Performance by Shama Rahman
Live Q&A round up with curator of the Polymath Festival Waqās Ahmed and performance by renowned musician and cognitive scientist Shama Rahman.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Leadership
Renowned academic and intellectual Adil Najam and Harvard Professor Veronica Boix Mansilla reflect on the need for cognitively flexible polythematic global leadership.
The Hidden Benefits of Being (and Hiring) Jacks and Jills of Many Trades
FT’s management editor Andrew Hill explores how companies can benefit from hiring and encouraging polymathic employees at all levels of the organisation.
Polymath Podcast: Douglas Hofstadter
American scholar of cognitive science, physics, and comparative literature Douglas Hofstadter explores his life and thoughts through 6 books that shaped him.
Poetry as a Cross-domain Problem-Solving Tool
Carline King, co-founder and editor of Napkin Poetry Review shares the exercises to help you apply poetic tools to navigate ambiguity and uncertainty in your life.
Researching the Polymath
Professor Dean Simonton, a world authority on human intelligence and creative genius, and polymathy scholar Dr Angela Cotollessa shed new light on the nature of those impossibly talented polymaths.
Festival Finale - Round-up and Performances
Live Q&A festival round up with Waqās Ahmed and the festival’s five key moderators; Nizam Uddin; Paul Gladstone Reid; Marine Tanguy; Omran Matar; and Shama Rahman.