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On Monday 10 December, Nicolas Colin, Co-founder and Director of the pan-European investment firm, The Family, joined Nesta's Chief Executive Geoff Mulgan in conversation to discuss his new book Hedge.

In the evening Nicolas was accompanied by Jenni Russell, Orwell prize winner journalist and columnist for The Times to explore what’s the future of welfare and the safety net in the ever-strengthening digital age. In his new book Nicolas explains the paradigm shift we have been living through in the past three decades and argues for the complete redesign of our safety net that will let it do it's critically important job without getting in the way of progress. Moving toward that new design is what Hedge is all about. The discussion will be followed with the opportunity for Q&A.

For three decades we’ve been living through a paradigm shift. Our world is moving from the fading Fordist age to the ever-strengthening digital age. This shift is as unstoppable as the one that once brought us from railroads and steel mills to Fordist factories. And its impact on our lives is just as radical.

Nicolas will help us consider the real solution: A complete redesign of our safety net that will let it do its critically important job without getting in the way of progress. Moving toward that new design is what Hedge is all about.