George Bernard Shaw was born on this day, 26 July 1856. In this letter exchange, John Maynard Keynes shares with him his hopes for his (now) masterpiece ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’ (1936): Do know that we are one of the few universities in the world, and the first in Ireland, to house his Collected Papers on Microfilm? This collection has letters from and to more than 4,000 correspondents which offer a unique insight into the development of Keynes’s thinking. We also hold the 30-Volume digital collection of Keynes’s Collected Writings. Both collections are available for consultation. Access is by appointment. More info, click here.
John Maynard Keynes was born on this day, 5 June 1883. He went on to become one of the most influential thinkers and international statesmen of the 20th century. Keynes was a firm believer of the power of theories in guiding how we think and relate to people. His life was an exemplary journey of transformation as he escaped from powerful (old) ways of thinking about problems and worked out a new way of thinking which revolutionized how we think about major issues. The journey of this real ‘Thought Leader’ illustrates what our Transformative Thinking approach stands for and underpins all the work we do here at The Keynes Centre: To change our world we must move from thinking through the minds of others into thinking for ourselves and taking responsibility for creating our own Leadership Minds. Visit our award-nominee Interactive E-book John Maynard Keynes: The Lives of a Mind to explore the many facets of John Maynard Keynes’s life:
Best wishes to our Book Club group who finished their Reading for Change programme last night! For eight months participants read six mind-stimulating books, engaged in thought-provoking facilitated dialogues, and journaled about their experience. We hope you found the learning as insightful as we did! Congratulations to Fergus, Martha, Gerard, Evan, Clare, Con, Kevin, Niamh, Garret and Daniel! We look forward to working with you again. Many thanks to The Keynes Centre Team for their dedication and hard work and to Tim Clarke, from Waterstones Cork, for the great partnership for a second year. Interested in Growing your Leadership Mind in a unique way? The next Book Club series begins in September 2017. Expressions of interest are now being taken and early booking is advised as limited spaces available. To secure your place, click here. For more details on this unique Leadership Programme, click here. We are also running a shorter reading programme this Summer called The Assumptive Dive. Explore with Professor Connell Fanning the sources of opinions and beliefs which silently shape our thinking and behaviour about key matters in human affairs. Programme starts in 20 June. For more details, click here. To book your place, click here.
Best wishes to our first Film Club group who finished their Through the Lens of Arendt Film Club Programme last night. Big thanks for the great dialogues and engagement throughout the Programme. We hope you found the five sessions as insightful as we did! We would also like to thank Andrew Cromie and Eileen Cole, from the Southern Chapter of the MBA Association of Ireland for the great partnership. We will be running this this unique Leadership Development Programme later this year. Expressions of Interest are now open.
Our beautiful interactive E-Book John Maynard Keynes: The Lives of a Mind was one of the finalists at the category: Best Website – Business in Existence less than 3 year at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2016. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the award but we had a chance to catch up with former Reading for Change Book Club Alumni Ruth McDonnell and Mary Byrne and also to meet new people. Congratulation to all winners, specially to our friends at UCC and The Glucksman for their well deserved awards.
What a great evening at our Film Club! We hope you all enjoyed thinking through Hannah Arendt! Looking forward to next films & discussions
Many thanks to our Book Club Group 1 for the great discussion at the Orientation session last night. Places still left for Group 2 – for details and booking, click here
Evening Echo noting our Reading for Change Book Club which starts on 26 September and for which there are still a few places open – http://keynes.ucc.ie/book-club/
Do you know the benefits of reading for Leadership Development? Have a look at John Coleman’s articles for the Harvard Business Review: For Those Who Want to Lead, Read Why Businesspeople Should Join Book Clubs And click here to find out more about our unique Reading for Change Book Club.
Best wishes to our second Book Club group who finished their Reading for Change programme last Monday. Congratulations to David, Ruth, Cathal, Mary, David, Patricia, Michelle, Maureen and Frieda – and to those who couldn’t make it to their last sessions! We look forward to seeing you all soon in other programmes. Many thanks to The Keynes Centre Team for their dedication and hard work and to Tim Clarke, from Waterstones Cork, for the great partnership! The next Book Club series begins in the Autumn 2016. Expressions of interest are now being taken. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the Waiting List.
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