May 2013

The true cost of Chinese cyber espionage

Whilst the topic of Chinese cyber espionage was discussed extensively in BTCH it is critical that the West protects its technology. Since 9/11 the western world has focused its foreign and military policy on  containment of Islamic fundamentalism. An opponent that whilst it has the capability to strike fear into the hearts of the western populace, does not have the military capability to change radically the western way of life.

6th AgustaWestland Oil & Gas Seminar

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The seminar is intended specifically for the Oil & Gas Helicopter community and is an opportunity to meet and discuss the latest Oil & Gas industry trends, market developments, support and technical challenges that helicopter industry is facing. The target audience includes Helicopter Operators, Oil & Gas Companies Aviation experts, Safety Aviation Advisors, etc. 100 participants are expected from all over the world.

David's speech "The Geopolitics of Helicopters" covered the following topics:

  • Geopolitics/Investment thesis based on his book Breaking the Code of History
  • 5 Stages of the Empire Model in the context of past Empires, and today's world
  • Application of the 5 Stages Model to better understand the next 10 years
  • Understanding the market of helicopters and the sources of design innovations

 

"David Murrin addressed a public of worldwide representatives from the helicopter industry, and his presentation has been perceived extremely insightful, funny and intriguing! it's incredible how building a successful business is mirrored in the rise and fall of empires. It was a pleasure to have David as a speaker, we do highly recommend him as a keynote speaker for any event!"

Management, AgustaWestland

The Collective Denial of Climate Change

In Breaking the Code of History (BTCH) I dedicated a whole chapter to climate change, and presented evidence that human industrial activity was the cause of climate change. I also expressed surprise that there was so much confusion in the public domain as to the scientific evidence as to whether global warming was real or not.

Bubble Madness

Financial Bubbles have been a characteristic of markets since their inception. These phenomena represent a collective view in the value of an asset that ultimately differs markedly from reality. Once everyone is of the same view and everyone then owns the assets at the focus of the bubble, surprisingly there is no one else to buy said asset, and the price collapses.

4th Annual African Cup of Investment Management Conference

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IMN is proud to bring their global portfolio of unparalleled investment management conferences back to Cape Town, South Africa. Taking place August 29-30, the 4th Annual African Cup of Investment Management conference will bring together the leading players in the African intstitutional and retail investement communities. This year's conference continues to expand, with comprehensive coverage of not only South Africa, but the continent as a whole, including prominent figures representing Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya and mony other.

David's keynote speaking slot covered the following topics:

  • Geopolitics/Investment thesis based on his book Breaking the Code of History
  • 5 Stages of the Empire Model in the context of past Empires, and today's world
  • Application of the 5 Stage Model to better understand the next 10 years
  • Investment Opportunities in Africa

 

“I would highly recommend David Murrin as a keynote speaker to any event organizers putting together conferences or meetings for high-level executives. His presentation, “The Geopolitics of Modern Africa for Investors,” at our African Cup of Investment Management conference in Cape Town, South Africa, was a fascinating and entertaining session that proved extremely popular with our attendees. David spoke to a packed room of representatives from across Africa’s finance industry, and his presentation was singled out as a highlight of the day-and-a-half conference by several attendees. It was a pleasure to meet David and I would enthusiastically recommend him as a keynote speaker.”

Tim Bailey, Conference Producer, Information Management Network (IMN)

"A short note to thank you for your passionate participation in the African Cup! The feedback on your session has been excellent - well done!

Helena Conradie, CFA, Satrix

"I was at the 4th Annual African Cup of Investments Management conference 2013. After listening to his speech/presentation, from that day he is my mentor. I am interested in persuying the same career."

Dominic Jumo