Dr Becky Sage

Cath Bishop

Future Trends: The World of Work

An Alumni and supporters event
Date18 March 2021
Time12:00 to 14:00

This series of talks is aimed at Exeter’s Management alumni community - exploring trends that shape the world in which we live, lead and learn. The virtual platform gives us the opportunity to connect to thought provoking ideas and reconnect to friends and colleagues from across the world.

Our speakers for the event offer food for thought, exploring society and its impact upon how we work. The format offers insight from each of our guests, with opportunity to engage with other attendees around the ideas during breakout sessions.

Society 5.0: It’s Quantum Baby

Dr Becky Sage in addition to being an entrepreneur, educator and speaker, is the co-host of Mindstyling Podcast and a keen advocate for diversity in STEM and entrepreneurship.

Becky will explore the implications of a quantum society on entrepreneurship. But what is a quantum society and when is it coming?

Well, it is already here. The foresight conference on society 4.0 in 2019 described our future society as a quantum society, characterised by the coexistence of “polarities, conflicting narratives and conflicting identities". Where the forces acting on individuals and the forces acting on groups are seemingly contradictory.

For entrepreneurs and business people, hearing a description of society as “conflicting" and “contradictory” at first sight seems scary. But look around us, the world is uncertain, the world is contradictory and it is only by accepting that things will not fit into neat little boxes that we can boldly step forward as leaders in the 21st century.

Leading for the Long Win: Defining Success on Your Own Terms

Cath Bishop is a three-time Olympian, World Champion and Olympic silver medallist rower, she held a career as a diplomat before her current role as coach, consultant and adjunct faculty member of Exec Ed at Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

Her first book The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed was published in October 2020. The book explores our cultural obsession with winning and how it affects the way we approach work, sport, education and beyond. Through a combination of her own personal story and others’ stories, research and interviews Cath looks at some of the consequences of a win-at-all-costs approach and proposes a new way of redefining success.


This event is open to MBA and MSc Management current students and graduates. To book your place please complete our booking form.

If you have any further questions about this event, please email:business-school-alumni@exeter.ac.uk.

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