Speech Topics


David is able to provide insights in the areas of:

  1. Geopolitics
    • A new way to understand World Affairs
    • Global overview of Past, Present and Future
    • Key Risk Factors into the Future
  2. Financial and Business
    • Global Investment
    • Business Development Opportunities
    • Corporate Evolution and Structure
    • The Nature of Leadership
    • Innovation and Business Development
  3. Military
    • The Road to Wars (new book)
    • The Nature of War
    • The Battle of Jutland
    • The Tank as a War Winining Weapon in 1918


1 Geopolitics

Breaking the Code of History

  • Geopolitics/Investment Thesis based on the book Breaking The Code of History.
  • Defines the 5 Stages of 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.
  • Speech can be tailored to specific regions e.g.
    • Africa
    • Europe
    • USA
    • Asia
    • Latin America
    • Turkey and the Middle East


2 Financial and Business

Leadership and the Empire Cycle

  • Defines the 5 Stages of Empire Model, to understand the rise and fall of systems.
  • Defines the different types of heroes: military, thinkers, political and people's heroes.
  • Identification of specific types of heroes and their relationship on the empire curve with examples.
  • What is good leadership?
  • Why empires and systems collapse as the quality of leadership declines.
  • Adaptations of this speech are:
    • Leadership in the western world
    • Leadership in business
    • Leadership applied to UKIP


3 Military

'The Road to Wars'

  • Based on the book of the same name.
  • Defines the 5 Stages of Empire Model.
  • Defines the nature of was as a function of the protagonist's location on the empire cycle.
  • Looks at 12 clear stages that challengers move through ebore going to war.
  • Case study of Germany up to 1914
  • Case study of Germany op to 1939
  • Case study of Japan up to 1941
  • Evaluation of China on the 12 steps towards a War of Expansion


The Nature of War

  • Based on the global military balance in 'Breakng the Code of History'.
  • Defines the 5 Stages of Empire Model.
  • Resources as the catalyst for conflict.
  • Defines the different types of wars that appear at different stages of the cycle.
    • Wars of Expansion
    • Wars of Contraction
    • Pilot Wars
    • Civil Wars of Peak Wars
  • Revolutions in military affairs.
  • Sea power versus land power.
  • Air and space power.
  • The reas asymmetry of asymmetric warfare.
  • Future wars.


The Battle of Jutland

  • A Great victory that was never celebrated.
  • Germany's challenge to Great Britain.
  • The Dreadnoughts arms race.
  • The lead up to the day of battle.
  • The run to the south.
  • The run to the north.
  • Night falls.
  • Appraisal of Jellicoe's performance.
  • Aftermath, the doom of Germany


The Tank as a War Winning Weapon in 1918

  • Origins of the tank.
  • 1916 the Somme.
  • 1917 Cambria.
  • 1917 tank to tank.
  • 1918 battle of Amiens and the beginning of the end for Germany.
  • The German perception of the tank.
  • Aftermath


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