The organisers of the Swindon Festival of Literature are thought enthusiasts. Their favourite kind of writing and talking is the thought-provoking kind.
This year – for the first time in 23 years – the festival have devoted a two-
hour event to one author, to listen and absorb, and then quiz him with all those thoughts that his talk has provoked.
Christian Felber is flying in from Vienna, via Portugal, just for this event, and for you. Usually he speaks to thousands of delegates at business conferences all over the world, but Swindon has him at the up-close-and-personal Arts Centre on Wednesday 11 May.
Christian says, ‘I am obedient to my heart…and money is only a means.’
He wants a fairer economy. But don’t mistake Christian for a fluffy hippie. His theories and solutions are rooted in clear thinking, sound logic, and
common sense, as laid out in his book, Change Everything – creating an economy for the common good.
“Profit is like the blood, without it, an organism is dead within a short period of time. But blood is not the meaning of life. And no one needs more than seven litres of blood.”
Of course, some of our authors may not agree with Christian.
The writer behind The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success Kevin Dutton, on 6 May, suggests that sometimes it’s best to leave your heart at home and rule with your head – as a good psychopath might do.
And what will former Business Secretary and author of After the Storm Vince Cable say on 3 May? We can certainly expect his views on the state of global financial markets and how they can best serve us.
For more event and booking information, visit www.swindonfestivalofliterature.co.uk
Photo above: Christian Felber (c) Bernd Hofmeister