#11 - The race to the Moon | Curio

#11 - The race to the Moon

36 mins | Jul 20, 2021

Today's episode from 21st July 2021. On today's show - one small step for man, one giant step for another billionaire? After Jeff Bezos became the latest entrepreneur to see the edge of space, we take a look at this decade's race to the moon. Later on, how does diversity makes us smarter? We examine the studies that prove it. The private initiatives of Bezos, Branson and Musk and NASA’s back to the moon programme show America’s lunar plans to differ hugely from the first landing. But, as The Economist reveals, geopolitics and power rivalries remain. In 1960, America was in a race with Russia, but does their system work when faced with challenges of the future that play to China's strengths? Diversity is key if you want to build organisations capable of successful innovation. Katherine Williams Phillips, an influential American business theorist, explores why being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, diligent, and hardworking. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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