People, policy and power - an interview with Geoff Mulgan

People, policy and power - an interview with Geoff Mulgan

As well as looking after Nesta for the last nine years, Geoff has had an eclectic career, involving research, policy-making and shaping the way the UK ‘does’ social innovation.


In this episode, Geoff Mulgan and Tiernan Douieb discuss:


  • The theory of ‘The Bees and the Trees’.
  • Why the best way to create change is to be the opposite of Concorde.
  • Simple steps to personal happiness.


Geoff also reflects on some of the Nesta projects that he has overseen during his time as Chief Executive.

If you want to learn more about Geoff’s work, he has released a new book. It’s called Social Innovation - How Societies Find the Power to Change and it’s published by Policy Press.


Future Curious is presented by Tiernan Douieb and produced and published by Nesta’s communication team. Recorded by Sonia Foday and edited at Wardour Studios. Original music by Ged Flood.


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