The LAB forecasts business, political, economic and cultural trends. It was founded by Chris Lewis and Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a former US Presidential adviser and one of the most influential global economists.
The LAB was inspired by two books, Dr. Malmgren’s book Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World's Turbulent Economy, which helps leaders spot trends and achieve greater situational awareness, and Too Fast To Think, the best-selling book by Chris Lewis. In this, he speculates about why a world dominated by analytical thinkers is being surprised by events.
The world is in the grip of a volatility. This is breeding short-term thinking and inefficiencies. There's never been a better time for people to get together to discuss and build a global narrative.
The LAB blends drill down with look across thinking. It holds invitation-only round tables quarterly for leaders from a variety of backgrounds including scientists, politicians, economists, artists, academics and military leaders.
The LAB is the basis for the upcoming book from Kogan Page: The Leadership LAB - Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century