Conor Woodman, a financier-turned-bestselling writer who travels around the world exploring and experiencing global markets, shares his learning and insights in the following video…
Conor is an international best selling author, TV presenter and broadcaster. Conor is a former financial analyst turned investigative journalist. He has written and reported from the four corners of the globe on all manner of issues from gangs and organised crime to slavery and diamond smuggling to forest fires and salmon farming. Conor has a passion for making often complex stories accessible to everybody and a rare ability to connect with people from all walks of life.
Conor’s books have been translated into 10 languages and published worldwide. His first book Around The World in 80 Trades – The Adventure Capitalist and accompanying four-part television series for Channel 4 tell the story of how he left his job in the City, sold his London flat and embarked on a round-the-world trading adventure. Travelling through four continents over five months, he turned his hand to making a profit out of everything to discover how real people make real money in real markets.
Conor’s second book Unfair Trade deals with how ordinary people around the world survive at the bottom of the supply chain. By living alongside miners, farmers, factory workers and fishermen from Africa to Asia to Central America, Conor tells the stories of the real people on whom the global economy depends. Unfair Trade was long listed for the prestigious 2012 Orwell Prize for political writing.