David constructs ‘hyphens’ between unusual places that enable disruptive change and innovation. Business-society, investment-business, environment-economic, politics-society, consumption-sanitation, modernism-postmodernism, government-infrastructure, entrepreneurship-orthodoxy, responsibility-investment, individual-collective, education-business…
He joined Regent College London in March 2022 and he looks forward to continuing his push for education embracing local meaning making of individuals and communities, and the wider politics of complexity.
David’s expertise is particularly focused around the UN SDGs (the Global Goals). There are meaningful opportunities to reshape our world – great challenges, the rewards our common future – the world of 2030? This despite the lack of meaningful progress at COP 26.
His academic work over the past 20 years has been primarily in the business and management field. This has covered UG and PG teaching and research supervision in sustainability, systems thinking, enterprise risk management, international financial markets, environmental economics, project management/finance, global entrepreneurship, research methods, trading and market psychology.
David is a trans-disciplinarian; as an educator he believes that if education is not transformative then it is not really education – that perpetuates the same ‘business as usual’ conformist thinking. Encouraging a holistic approach that brings together the tension of short term thinking/crisis management with the very long term thinking associated with sustainability, he enables emergent thinking amongst participants to develop leadership and strategy through sense-making and scenario analysis.
He has worked as an investment manager and analyst, developed and run consulting practices. He has practiced and taught technical analysis, a particular focus on Elliott Wave Theory and Socionomics. This brings together self-similarity across scales – fractals – which drive thinking in enterprise development, risk management, markets and marketing.