The surprising power of people and computers thinking together: Professor Thomas Malone on ‘Superminds’

The surprising power of people and computers thinking together: Professor Thomas Malone on 'Superminds'

Summary of discussion hosted by Eden McCallum at the Royal Society

“We often over-estimate the potential of AI. It is easy to imagine computers as smart as people, but unfortunately it is much harder to create them. On the other hand, we often under-estimate the potential of hyperconnectivity, perhaps because it is easier to…


Findings from the Eden McCallum LBS Future of Consulting survey 2018

Findings from the Eden McCallum LBS Future of Consulting survey 2018

Jobs are changing, and so is the language we use to talk about them. Flexibility has been a watchword, and perhaps sometimes an abstract principle, for a long time, but it is now more prevalent in practice.

March 2019

Highlights from the Eden McCallum-LBS Future of Consulting Survey 2018

Highlights from the Eden McCallum-LBS Future of Consulting Survey 2018

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January 2019

Nick Brown joins Eden McCallum as Managing Partner

Nick Brown joins Eden McCallum as Managing Partner

Eden McCallum is happy to announce that Nick Brown has joined the firm as Managing Partner.

January 2019

Business gloom grows as Brexit reality draws near

Business gloom grows as Brexit reality draws near

Levels of pessimism are up, investment is down, while the struggle to find good people intensifies Britain’s business leaders are braced for an extremely difficult 2019 as the reality of Brexit hits. The sixth annual Eden McCallum economic outlook survey of 192 senior business leaders has found that optimism is currently in very short supply….

December 2018

Eurozone anxiety grows as Dutch business looks ahead

Eurozone anxiety grows as Dutch business looks ahead

Former optimism slips as the situation in Europe and globally proves a cause for concern Dutch business leaders’ optimism has lost some of its shine in the past 12 months, recognising dangers which seemed to represent much less of a threat only a year ago. That is the clear message to emerge from this year’s…

December 2018

Swiss business positive in the face of gloomy expectations beyond their borders

Swiss business positive in the face of gloomy expectations beyond their borders

Some signs of hope and a subtle, informed take on what could come next in the Brexit saga But in the UK and the Netherlands, uncertainty is rising We are entering an age of renewed uncertainty, according to Eden McCallum’s international survey of Swiss, Dutch and UK business leaders. While anxiety might have been expected…

December 2018

Eden McCallum confirms pro bono partnership with The Royal Foundation

Eden McCallum confirms pro bono partnership with The Royal Foundation

We are delighted to announce the addition of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (“The Royal Foundation”) to Eden McCallum’s pro bono consulting initiative, our NGO Partnership. The Royal Foundation is the primary vehicle for Their Royal Highnesses’ philanthropic work. It develops programmes and…

December 2018

Eden McCallum adds two new Associate Partners to its Leadership Team

Eden McCallum adds two new Associate Partners to its Leadership Team

Eden McCallum is delighted to announce that Joris van Osselaer and Jack Woodhouse have joined their teams in Benelux and the UK respectively. Joris van Osselaer joined the Boston Consulting Group after his studies and left as a Principal. He worked mainly for banks, insurers and pension funds on topics including growth, PMI, digital, and…

October 2018

Breaking bad habits: finding new ways to outperform the competition

Breaking bad habits: finding new ways to outperform the competition

A talk by Freek Vermeulen, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School: we learn – at least, we should learn – from failure. But success is not always such a great teacher. Success is satisfying at first. But it can also lead to complacency. We may tell ourselves that our business displays “best practice”. Yet we could be slipping into bad habits, becoming vulnerable to new competitors.

July 2018

Artificial Intelligence: How to be smart about AI

Don't panic! AI is coming but here is what it really means - a conversation with John Gikopoulos

It is easy to be dazzled and dumbfounded by some of the claims made for artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential of new technology. Big (and scary) estimates are thrown out as forecasts for the number of jobs that will be lost as automation increases. And as new business models and impressive gadgetry emerge, business leaders could be left feeling that they risk missing out on (or being crushed by) the next major industrial revolution. We need to change, they might say, but where to start?

June 2018