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25 Febuary 2015 | 30 Euston Square, London #FTInterview
Join us and the Financial Times’ Tim Harford at the next Undercover Economist Interview Series event this February, with former Labour political strategist and best-selling author Alastair Campbell.

With the election fast approaching, Campbell will discuss the behaviours and mindsets needed as a blueprint for success, as featured in his latest book Winners: And How They Succeed. Hear his unique insights and personal stories following his wealth of interviews with an astonishing array of talented people – from elite athletes to outstanding managers, from rulers of countries to rulers of global business empires - including special guest speaker Lord John Browne, former BP Group Chief Executive.

Don’t miss this evening of fascinating discussion on what it takes to be a winner and how anyone can get there.

Tickets are £35 plus booking fees and include a signed copy of Winners: And How They Succeed
Full-time students with ID save 20%.

18:00  Registration and Doors Open
19:00  Interview with Alastair Campbell and Lord Browne
20:30  Close

Alastair Campbell was born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1957, the son of a vet. Having graduated from Cambridge University in modern languages, he went into journalism, principally with the Mirror Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, Campbell worked for him first as press secretary, then as official spokesman and director of communications and strategy from 1994 to 2003. He continued to act as an advisor to Mr Blair and the Labour Party, including during the 2005 election campaign. He now splits his time between writing, speaking, consultancy and charity, as chairman of fundraising for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, and a leading ambassador for the mental health campaign, 'Time to Change'.

He has published five volumes of diaries, including the bestseller The Blair Years, a memoir on depression, The Happy Depressive, a novel about fame, Maya, and his first acclaimed novel about mental illness, All in the Mind.


Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times. His long-running column, "The Undercover Economist”, reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences, while he also writes op-eds, interviews and long feature articles for the FT.

Tim’s first book, The Undercover Economist has sold one million copies worldwide in almost 30 languages. He is also the author of The Logic of Life, Dear Undercover Economist, Adapt and most recently The Undercover Economist Strikes Back.

Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. As a broadcaster, Tim has presented television and radio series for the BBC, most famously More or Less on Radio 4. His new Radio 4 series, which launched early in 2013, is called Pop Up Ideas.

He is Economics Commentator of the Year, 2014.

Born in 1948, Lord Browne joined BP in 1966 and he joined the board in 1991.  He was appointed Group Chief Executive in 1995 and held that position until May 2007.

He is a Partner of Riverstone Holdings LLC; Fellow and former President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2006-2011), a Fellow of the Royal Society and a foreign member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was appointed a Trustee of the Tate Gallery on 1 August 2007 and Chairman of the Trustees on 26 January 2009. He was appointed the UK Government’s Lead Non-Executive Board member in June 2010 (until 31 January 2015).  He is Chairman of the Trustees of the Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Engineering, Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School Government at Oxford University and a member of a variety of other trusts and boards. He chaired the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance (the Browne Review, 2010).

He was voted Most Admired CEO by Management Today from 1999 – 2002.  

He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001.

His memoirs, Beyond Business were published in February 2010; the Seven Elements that Changed the World in April 2013; and the Glass Closet in May 2014.