Robert Guest
Biography

Robert Guest is Deputy Editor of The Economist, arguably the most influential news magazine in the world. He travels constantly around the world and speaks regularly to CEOs and entrepreneurs in all industries. He is a witty and entertaining speaker, who simplifies complex subjects and spices up his presentations with jokes and first-hand anecdotes.

He is regularly asked to chair conferences or give keynote speeches. Few other speakers can give such a vivid, up-to-date or global perspective on business and politics. Mr Guest has reported from more than 90 countries and lived in six. He has won numerous awards.

As The Economist's Deputy Editor, Robert helps oversee all the magazine's coverage of current affairs, from geopolitics to global economics. His previous roles include Foreign Editor, United States Editor and Business Editor. 

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Robert Guest is happy to speak on a variety of topics related to global business or politics. As the foreign editor of the Economist, he continually travels the globe, researching and speaking on topics such as the rise of China, India, Latin America and Africa, the interplay between politics and business in the USA and Europe, and the way talent and technology are shaping the global economy.

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Borderless Economicsby Robert Guest

Borderless Economics

by Robert Guest
A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call--or Skype--home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist's global business editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas, and foster innovation. Covering phenomena such as how young Chinese studying in the West are infecting China with democratic ideals, to why the so-called brain drain--the flow of educated migrants from poor countries to rich ones--actually reduces global poverty, this is a fascinating look at how migration makes the world wealthier and happier.

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Robert Guest - A Dispatch from the US-China Trade War

Article by Robert Guest: Foreign Editor, The Economist, created exclusively for Premiere Speakers Bureau.   When I was an intern at a Japanese software firm in Tokyo in...
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