Conversations that Matter with Sir Tim Smit & Alan Moore

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Thu 04Mar
Virtual Event

"Do Build" book launch with author Alan Moore in conversation with Sir Tim Smit

Facilitator: Sir Tim Smit

Event time: Thu 4th Mar 2021 at 7:00pm - Thu 4th Mar 2021 at 8:30pm

Alan Moore, author of the bestselling Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything, has written a new and timely business book for our post-Covid world.

Business is changing. The single pursuit of ‘profit at any cost’ has been replaced by a desire to build companies that create a better future – and enjoy commercial success.

Join us in conversation, Sir Tim Smit with author Alan Moore.



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This is a Conversations That Matter discussing Do Build,  Alan Moore’s recent book. It draws on his years of research into some of the most pioneering and progressive businesses on the planet. By speaking to their purpose-driven founders, he discovers that it is possible to lead with generosity, have a transparent supply chain, design products and services that are considered and joyful, and create a company culture where individuals flourish. Join us for his conversation with Sir Tim Smit.

By sharing examples of best practice, Moore invites us to create a different type of business: one that will regenerate and restore our economy, our environment, and our civilisation.

Are you ready to build a new reality?

Date & Time

4th March 19:00 – 20:00 plus 1 hour Q&A

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This event is part of our Conversations That Matter series.

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Conversations That Matter with Alan Moore & Sir Tim Smit

Sir Tim Smit

In 1987 Tim moved to Cornwall he and John Nelson together ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Tim remains a Director of the gardens to the present day.

Tim is the Executive Vice-Chair, and Co-founder of the award-winning Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall. Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors to the public in 2000, since when more than 19 million people have come to see what was once a sterile pit turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour. Eden has contributed over £1.9 billion into the Cornish economy.

Eden is proud of its success in changing people’s perception of the potential for and the application of science, by communicating and interpreting scientific concepts through the use of art, drama and storytelling as well as living up to its mission to take a pivotal role in local regeneration. It demonstrates once and for all that sustainability is not about sandals and nut cutlets, it is about good business practice and the citizenship values of the future.

Conversations that Matter with Alan Moore & Tim Smit

Alan Moore

Alan Moore is a designer and business innovator on a mission to help businesses discover their own unique beauty. Working directly with companies and organisations, Alan mentors teams and individuals, delivers inspirational leadership programmes, and advises clients on how to design and build a regenerative business.

Alan has shared his knowledge in the form of board and advisory positions, and has taught in institutions including MIT, the Sloan School of Management and INSEAD. Alan is the author of four books on creativity and business transformation, including Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything (Do Books, 2016), and Do Build. How to make and lead a business the world needs (Do Books 2021).

He has spoken at The Do Lectures, SXSW and the Hay Literary Festival and featured in the press. Alan still works as an artist. Every day, he tries to lead his life as beautifully as he possibly can. You can find out more on his website:

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