Speech Topics

David is able to provide insights in the areas of:

1. Geopolitics - Applying the code of History

A new way to understand and Predict World Affairs

a) A global Geopolitical overview of past, present and future trends 

  • The Future of the Global Economy.
  • The Rise of China and the Asian Economies
  • The New Arms Race
  • The American Empire in the 21st Century
  • The Future for Britain and the European Union
  • Demography and Climate Change


b) Global Market Investment-risks and opportunities.

  • The Great Credit Bubble
  • Financial Markets - Predictions and scenarios.
  • Commodity cycle and it opportunities impact on geopolitics.

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2. Financial and Business - Applying the code of History

  1. Left Brain Right Brain companies – which are more agile and responsive to change? Encouraging creativity and innovation
  2. The Life Cycle of a Business - Evolution and Structure
  3. Technology and the Rise of the Machines
  4. Iconic leadership - The Nature of Effective Leadership
  5. Future-Proofing Your Business

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3. Military - The New Arms Race

  1. The Road to World Wars (new book) -The Parallels between the run up to 1914 and the Rise Of China.
  2. The Nature of War.
  3. The  RAF, Past Present and Future.
  4. Industrialised Sea power - Past Present and Future

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4. Military History - Learning Key Lessons

  1. Lions Led by Lions - a new understanding of the war winning BEF.
  2. A new understanding of WW1 and the many lessons that it provides for the future.
  3. The Battle of Jutland
  4. The Tank as a War Wining Weapon in 1918

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Speech Topics In Full

1. Geopolitics - Applying the code of History

A new way to understand and predict world affairs based on the thesis in book Breaking The Code of History.With the application of the 5 phase model to better understand; geopolitics, the global arms race, demography and climate change over the next 10 years. This covers all elements of Geopolitical manifestation, from politics to finance and the military balance. The speech can be tailored to specific regions and geopolitical trends e.g  Africa, Europe,USA,Asia,Latin America,Turkey, and the Middle East in any combination

  • The Future of the Global Economy.
  • The Rise of China and the Asian Economies
  • The New Arms Race with China and Russia
  • The American Empire in the 21st Century
  • The Future for Britain and the European Union
  • Demographics and its effect of geopolitics
  • Climate Change, its accelerating effects and mitigations
  • The Great Credit Bubble
  • Financial Markets - Predictions and scenarios.
  • The Commodity cycle and it opportunities impact on geopolitics.

2. Financial and Business - Applying the code of History

A new way to understand and manage business within their own cycle and within the  context of the larger economic environment.By applying the lessons of the five-phase cycle to business growth.

  • Left Brain Right Brain companies – Which are more agile and responsive to change? Encouraging creativity and innovation.
  • The Life Cycle of a Business- Evolution and Structure Understanding the rise and fall of systems y applying and understanding the business cycle by applying the 5 phase life cycle  
  • Technology and the Rise of the Machines and the impact on human society
  • Iconic leadership - The Nature of Effective Leadership.
              a) Defines the different types of archetypal heroes: military, thinkers, political and people's heroes.
              b) Identification of specific types of heroes and their relationship on the empire curve with examples.
              c) What is good leadership?
              d) Why empires and systems collapse as the quality of leadership declines.
              e) Adaptations of this speech are:
                     i.  Leadership in the western world
                     ii. Leadership in business
  • Future-Proofing your Business against internal and external shocks and change.

3. Military Present Day - Applying the code of History

     1. The Nature of War and Commodity polarisation
          a) All Wars are now the same!
          b) A new theory of war Based on the global military balance in 'Breaking the Code of History'.
          c) Defines the 5 Phase of life cycle of empires and nations with respect to conflict dynamics
          d) Resources as the catalyst for conflict.
          e) Defines the different types of wars that appear at different stages of the cycle.
                    a. Wars of Expansion
                    b. Wars of Contraction
                    c. Pilot Wars
                    d. Civil Wars of Peak Wars
          f)  Revolutions in military affairs.
          g) Sea power versus land power.
          h) Air and space power.
          i)  The real asymmetry of asymmetric warfare.
          j)  Future wars.


     2. The RAF, Past Present and Future
          a) A review of the formation of the RAF and how it shaped the next century.
          b) The successes and failures of the RAF
          c) The RAF and new revolutions in military affairs.
 
     3. Industrialised Sea power - Past Present and Future
          a) The nature of sea power
          b) The link between sea power meritocracy and Democracy.
          c) The three great sea powers. Britain America and soon to be China.
          d) The successes and failures of Sea power
          e) The new revolutions in military affairs at sea.
 
     4. The Road to World Wars (new book)
          a) Based on the book of the same name.
          b) Defines the 5 Phase life cycle as applied to  Empires.
          c) Defines the nature of was as a function of the protagonist's location on the empire cycle.
          d) Looks at 12 clear stages that challengers move through before going to war.
          e) Case study of Germany up to 1914
          f)  Case study of Germany op to 1939
          g) Case study of Japan up to 1941
          h) Evaluation of China on the 12 steps towards a War of Expansion

4. Military  History-Learning Key Lessons

     a) Lions lead by Lions -

          a) a new understanding of the war winning BEF.
          b) A study of great leadership and political misrepresentations

     b) A new understanding of WW1

          a) How the war started as a failure of British deterrence.
          b) A review of  many lessons  that WW1 provides for the future.

     c) The Battle of Jutland

          a) A Great victory that was never celebrated.
          b) Germany's challenge to Great Britain.
          c) The Dreadnoughts arms race.
          d) The lead up to the day of battle.
          e) The run to the south.
          f)  The run to the north.
          g) Night falls.
          h) Appraisal of Jellicoe's performance.
          i)  Aftermath, the doom of Germany

     d) The Tank as a War Wining Weapon in 1918

          a) Origins of the tank.
          b) 1916 the Somme.
          c) 1917 Cambria.
          d) 1917 tank to tank.
          e) 1918 battle of Amiens and the beginning of the end for Germany.
          f)  The German perception of the tank.
          g) Aftermath

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