Speech Topics

David is able to provide insights in the areas of:

1. Geopolitics - Applying the code of History

  1. A new way to understand and Predict World Affairs
    a) Global overview of Past, Present and Future.
    b) Key Investment-risks and opportunities.
    c) The commodity cycle and it impact on geopolitics.
    d) Geopolitical Trends

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2. Financial and Business - Applying the code of History

  1. Financial Market Predictions and scenarios
  2. Corporate Evolution and Structure
  3. Iconic leadership -The Nature of effective Leadership-(lecture and bespoke courses)
  4. Encouraging creativity and Innovation in Business Development

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3. Military Present Day - Applying the code of History

  1. The Nature of War.
  2. The  RAF, Past Present and Future.
  3. Industrialised Sew power- Past Present and Future
  4. The Road to Wars (new book)

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4. Military History - Learning Key Lessons

  1. Lions lead 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) Geopolitics/Investment Thesis based on the book Breaking The Code of History.
     b) Defines the 5 Phase life cycle model in the context of past empires, and today’s world.
     c) Application of the 5 phase model to better understand the next 10 years.
     d) The impact of the commodity cycle and global polarisation dynamics
     e) Speech can be tailored to specific regions and Geopolitical Trends e.g.
           a. Africa
           b. Europe
           c. USA
           d. Asia
           e. Latin America
           f.  Turkey and the Middle East     

2. Financial and Business - Applying the code of History

     1. Corporate Evolution and Structure

          a) understanding and optimising the business cycle by applying 5 phase life cycle  

     2. Iconic Leadership and 5 phase life cycle  -Lectures and bespoke courses.

          a) Applied to understand the rise and fall of systems.
          b) Defines the different types of heroes: military, thinkers, political and people's heroes.
          c) Identification of specific types of heroes and their relationship on the empire curve with examples.
          d) What is good leadership?
          e) Why empires and systems collapse as the quality of leadership declines.
          f) Adaptations of this speech are:
                 i.  Leadership in the western world
                 ii.  Leadership in business
     3. Encouraging creativity and Innovation in Business Development

          a) Combining the 5 phase life cycle with Iconic leadership.

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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