Dr Pippa Malmgren (@DrPippaM) is a futurist trend spotter, public speaker, best selling author and advisor to investors and governments about macroeconomic policy and investment strategy. She is a former Presidential Advisor who served on The National Economic Council in the White House where she was the point person on Enron and Terrorism Risks to the Economy after 911. She was the initial negotiator on Sarbanes Oxley and the Patriot Act and was on the President’s Working Group on Corporate Governance and the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.
Pippa anticipated the Financial Crisis in 2007, the slowdown in China, Brexit, Trump and the return of inflation. She is ranked in the top 25 Most Influential Economists in the World and one of the top 10 of global experts on Geopolitics and she was ranked in the top 5 on the Most Powerful Women in Finance list, all in 2017.
As an economist, she focuses on how new technologies solve old problems and generate new forms of growth. In 2015 she won the Intelligence Squared Debate on Robotics alongside Walter Isaacson, which was broadcast by the BBC to 80 million homes worldwide, has been published in Wired Magazine, Monocle, The International Economy and other publications and is a regular guest anchor for CNBC, Bloomberg and often on the BBC (radio and TV).
In 2016, her book Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy became a best-seller on Amazon in four categories after being crowd-funded on Indiegogo. She also wrote Geopolitics for Investors which was commissioned by the CFA:
She is a Non-Executive Board Member of the Department of International Trade in the UK, advising on Brexit. She also serves on the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends and briefs Britain’s top Generals at Sandhurst. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups: She Chairs the Lewis PR Advisory Board (LAB) and is on the Advisory Boards at Real Vision TV, the Ditchley Foundation and Indiana University’s School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs as well as the Indiana University Manufacturing Initiative.
Pippa founded DRPM Group, an economic advisory firm that helps global firms understand the economic landscape and before that was the Deputy Head of Strategy for UBS and the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust, ran Bankers Trust’s Asset Management business in Asia from Hong Kong and was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum.
In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:
- How automation equals more jobs
- The reason Pippa is optimistic about the world economy
- Why China is investing heavily in Mexico
- How the 21st century is flipping leadership and business on its head
- Why entrepreneurship is the future and education is broken
- The reason our world is becoming more polarized, separated and populist
- How drones and autonomy will impact our economy
- The problem with healthcare and technological solutions to fix it
- Understanding ways of rewriting government
- Why capitalism is the best system we have
- What Pippa learned from advising George W Bush
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