Filmed on Monday February 1, 02010

Stewart Brand, Brian Eno, Alexander Rose

Long Finance: The Enduring Value Conference

Stewart Brand

Stewart Brand is cofounder of Global Business Network and The Long Now Foundation. His books are: Whole Earth Discipline; The Clock of the Long Now; How Buildings Learn; The Media Lab; Two Cybernetic Frontiers; Whole Earth Catalog.

Brian Eno

Brian Eno is a musician, composer, record producer, installation artist, and author. As a founding board member, he named The Long Now Foundation and the Clock of the Long Now. He has worked closely with Danny Hillis on the Clock’s chime generator—developing the concept and the actual bells which will ring differently every day for 10,000 years.

Alexander Rose

As the Executive Director of The Long Now Foundation, Alexander Rose founded The Interval and has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock, The Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Alexander speaks about the work of Long Now all over the world at venues ranging from the TED conference to corporations and government agencies.

Long Finance aims to “improve society’s understanding and use of finance over the long-term”, in contrast to the short-termism that defines today’s financial and economic views. The immediate objective of the initiative is to establish a Foundation that can ignite global debate on long-term finance, by examining how commerce should enable and encourage environmental and social sustainability.

Enduring Value

In February 02010, Brian Eno, Stewart Brand, and Alexander Rose spoke at the Long Finance conference hosted by Gresham College in London. The conversation was moderated by Faisal Islam, an economics correspondent with Channel 4 news in the UK.

Long Finance is an initiative begun by Professor Michael Mainelli in 02007 to establish a World Centre Of Thinking On Long-Term Finance. The aim of the Long Finance Institute is "to improve society's understanding and use of finance over the long-term".

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SALT Summaries Book

$2.99 Also available as a paperback book

Condensed ideas about long-term thinking summarized by Stewart Brand
(with Kevin Kelly, Alexander Rose and Paul Saffo) and a foreword by Brian Eno.

Seminar Sponsors

David and Abby Rumsey • Kim Polese • The Kaphan Foundation • Garrett Gruener • Scorpio Rising Fund • Peter Baumann • Brian Eno • Greg Stikeleather • Cameo Wood • Ping Fu • Peter Schwartz • Lawrence Wilkinson • Ken and Maddy Dychtwald • Future Ventures • Ken and Jackie Broad • AtoB • WHH Foundation • Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan • Jackson Square Partners Foundation • The Long Now Members

We would also like to recognize George Cowan (01920 - 02012) for being the first to sponsor this series.

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