Caspar Berry, 35, started his career as the lead in the first series of Byker Grove on BBC1 alongside Ant and Dec.
He went on to read Economics and Anthropology at Cambridge and - after setting his sights on becoming a professional film writer - had his first screenplay produced by Film Four whilst still in his final year.
By the time he was 23 Caspar was writing for Miramax and Columbia Tri Star. Then at 25, he took the decision that would dramatically change his life: he moved to Las Vegas and became a professional poker player!
Caspar played poker professionally for most of the next 3 years of his life during which time he made a good living pitting his wits against the game's best known players.
In 2002, Caspar returned to the U.K. He co-founded Twenty First Century Media and built it into the fastest growing audio visual media company in the North East of England before they sold it in 2008 to Bob Geldof's media giant, Ten Alps.
It was while still at the helm of twenty first century media that he began his career as a speaker and catalyst for new thinking within business about risk-taking and decision-making.
Most recently, Caspar has also gone back to his television roots as the presenter and poker expert on a number of TV shows, most notably: Poker Night Live, voted Britain's best poker show; and the Emmy award nominated Sky Poker, the country's premier nightly poker show. He can also be seen on Sky Sports and is the poker strategy writer for Flush magazine.
His latest film credit was as the poker adviser on the latest James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
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In business we have to make hundreds of decisions a day. Some are financial, but mostly we making decisions about how to invest our other great scarce resources: time, energy, attention, status, reputation, respect…
The psychological and economic principles that govern the processes behind these decisions are fascinating and numinous in their application.
This session gives participants new tools – not rules – to use in order to make more proactive and more informed decisions and to better understand the actions of those around them.