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Tuesday 10th September 2019 (Fortnightly Edition)

Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing summer break.

We started the eiClub autumn programme with a bang this week as we co-hosted a special breakfast with QDOOZ on the new National Qualities Index report. The room was packed as guests came to hear Deborah Mattinson of Britain Thinks, Caroline Macfarland of think-tank CoVi, Peter Pereira Gray of Wellcome Trust and David Carter, Founder of QDOOZ give their views on qualifications versus qualities.

For those of you who may be interested in joining the eiClub and coming to more breakfasts like this one, please contact Laura who can fill you in on our special September offer.

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Autumn Look

You may have noticed that autumn also marks the launch of our new-look composite digest. To save precious inbox space we are now combining our eiNews and Views update newsletter with our Knowledge Dashboard - for those of you who aren't familiar with the Knowledge Dashboard it is the successor to the old eiDigest which after a ten year run had spawned many imitators, so we wanted to try something new. The Knowledge Dashboard is it: Six topics and six things to be across, still keeping you smart and up to speed. The Knowledge Dashboard has been piloted for some time now with our eiClub members and they love it. So it is time to share it with the wider community. Enjoy.

Book Breakfasts
We have a brand new series to share: monthly Book Breakfasts with prominent authors, which include a signed copy of their book and a lively intimate discussion to kick start your day. We kick off with the brilliant podcaster and bestselling author Viv Groskop on the 24th of this month. First-come-first-served so book today.

Social Capital Network

You may have seen our recent announcements about the launch of our Social Capital Network with Catch22 which will be led at our end by Karen Persad and Shanice Shields-Mills; Shanice also happens to be one of our original eiScholars, which was a precursor to this programme and we very much hope to build on it's success. If you'd like to find out more about the Social Capital Network programme and what you can do to support it, have a read of our press release.

Author Shortlisting

We at ei would like to extend our huge congratulations to Elif Shafak on her shortlisting for the Booker Prize. Elif has not only spoken at a number of our Names Not Numbers conferences but also at one of our eiClub Thought For the Day breakfasts only a few months ago. Even better, not just 1 NNN alumni has made it on to this year's list but 2! Margaret Atwood who spoke for us in 2014 joins Elif on the list. We're keeping our fingers crossed for them both!

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News & Views from around the eiNetwork plus what to read long, read short, see, hear and learn about across Arts Culture & Design; Business, Economics & Workplace; Digital, Technology & Media; Politics, World Affairs & NGO issues; Literature, Human Behaviour & Philosophy; Science, Medicine, Health & Wellbeing.

Arts, Culture & Design

READ LONG: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Modigliani's voluptuous nudes...what's the link?

READ SHORT: The SitCom is back with a vengeance, and who would have thought it? Read on.

LISTEN: Charli XCX meets Christine & The Queens. Delightful! Check out the Radio 1 Live Lounge collab.

WATCH: Marcel Duchamp on art and DaDa. Watch the archive video from 1956 here. Fantastic!

LEARN: Pharrell Williams, the world's happiest man, interviews David Salle, artist, and KAWS, clothing designer. Check it out.

EVENTS: Head to Brixton's Effra Social this weekend for an afternoon of painting street art. Details here.

Business & Economics

READ LONG: J&J may be the new target in the anger over the American opiod crisis. Read more in the Financial Times here.

READ SHORT: You wouldn't necessarily think that Jeremy Corbyn would fall into favour with big business. But somehow, he has. Read The Economist's article here.

LISTEN: LBS has released a podcast series on the application of AI in business. Listen here.

WATCH: Let Baz Luhrman tell you how to do it! Watch this for life/business/smashing it inspo.

LEARN: Later retirement: a choice or a necessity?

EVENTS: The UK's largest business exhibition, The Business Show, is back this November. Check it out and get tickets here.

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Digital & Thechnology

READ LONG: Simon, Simon, Simon. What are we to do with you? Simon Cowell has unveiled his new face. He doesn't look older, nor does he really look any younger. He just looks, well, different. Grace Dent tackles the issue.

READ SHORT: Digital art vs. conventional art - what's the deal? Check out LOVE magazine's article to find out.

LISTEN: London's Festival of Marketing is back this October at the Tobacco Dock. This year it includes sessions such as 'The happiness of being you: A practical guide to taking back control of your wellbeing.' Not too shabby. More information here.

WATCH: Why not bag tickets to the screening of Trapped and launch party for Fresh Media Productions? Find out more here.

LEARN: What might the health implications of 5G technology look like for human health? Find out here.

EVENTS: Social Media Week is coming to London at the end of October. Find our more here.

Politics & World Affairs
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Literature

READ LONG: What to do once you've given up flying.

READ SHORT: How did we say what we meant before emojis? Read on.

LISTEN: What makes an artist? Grayson Perry in full regalia catches up with Sarah Thornton in this Tate Talk.

WATCH: Ahh, Joey Essex: lovable rogue or annoying idiot? Whatever your feelings, he's currently gracing our screens as a Celebrity MasterChef participant. Here he tackles a Tandoor over. Wish him luck!

LEARN: Why growing up in Wales is perfect for comedy, according to comedian Elis James.

EVENTS: What should you pass on to the next generation? Always a pertinent question. Explore the answers with Cora Bissett at Soho Theatre.

Science & Medicine
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