Cambridge Festival of Ideas - Witches, Wizards and Workplace Leadership: Exploring management science in Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

27 October 2018, 13:30 - 14:30
Cambridge campus

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There is little doubt that Sir Terry Pratchett is a literary genius, but have you ever considered him to be a management guru too?

While Pratchett’s Discworld flies through space on the back of four elephants riding on the back of a giant space turtle, there are spectacular parallels with our own world of organisations and leadership behaviours. 

Join Terri Simpkin as she explores how characters such as Vetinari, DEATH, Vimes and Granny Weatherwax beautifully manage gender politics, power, human resources, inclusion practices and leadership.

Learn how contemporary leaders should be taking a leaf out of Pratchett’s management playb”OOK’.

This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

27 October 2018, 13:30 - 14:30
Cambridge campus
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