"The new industries are brainy industries and so-called knowledge workers tend to like to be near other people who are the same. Think of the City of Hollywood. People cluster. This means you have winning regions, such as London and Cambridge, and losing regions. The people who want to be top lawyers in Sunderland are hoovered up by London."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Evan Davis on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Evan Davis on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Evan Davis on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Evan Davis on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Evan Davis on William Shakespeare
"It's amazing, if you know what you want to say, how fast it is to write."
"In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment and exports and trade."
"Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car."
"I've always been scared of advertising folk. I've met them at parties and I've been to their offices and I've always found them intimidatingly cool. At one company I visited, they held their meetings in a caravan that had somehow been installed in the place, a rather more exotic place to gather than the typical BBC glass box."
"But beginners to the World Economics Forum have to understand there is no single Davos experience, and there is no single Davos community either. There are numerous tribes who interact only at a minimal level."