Crosscurrents of technological, economic, and geopolitical trends are creating unprecedented change and uncertainty. In order to pay attention to what really matters we must learn how to connect the dots and anticipate what’s next. The future doesn’t have to surprise you.
Vikram Mansharamani shows audiences how to look differently at their industry with the goal of managing risk and capturing opportunities others miss. He encourages us to “zoom out” from the narrow lens that often leads us to miss the most important signals – the ones we’re least primed to see.
As a global equity investor with 20+ years experience, and one of Worth magazine’s 100 most powerful people in global finance, Vikram is an expert on issues driving disruption in the global business environment.
Key highlights from this presentation include:
- Reclaiming control by thinking bigger and critically assessing expert insights.
- How the impact of change isn’t change itself, but how we think about it and act as a result.
- Understanding the trends and potential future scenarios that may impact your organization.
- Four key transitions happening in the world right now that will impact the future.
- How inequality has intensified due to the acceleration of trends.
- The potential future for co-working or remote working.
Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He is the author of the recently-released THINK FOR YOURSELF: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence and BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst. He has been a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. Vikram’s ideas and writings have also appeared in Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times and a long list of other publications. Linkedin twice listed him as their #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance and Global Economics and Worth has profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance. Millions of readers have enjoyed his unique multi-lens approach to connecting seemingly irrelevant dots.
Vikram is currently a lecturer at Harvard University, where he teaches students to use multiple perspectives in making tough decisions. Previously, he was a Lecturer at Yale University. In addition to teaching, he also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate the radical uncertainty in today’s business and regulatory environment. Vikram is also a global equity investor with 20+ years experience investing in public and private markets; he served as Managing Director of SDK Capital (and its predecessors) and today manages the Kelan Global Opportunities Fund – a global thematic investment partnership focused to exploit his generalist approach to developing market insights. Vikram’s ideas and analysis are widely covered in an array of media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The South China Morning Post, The Korea Times, to name but a few… He has a PhD and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelors degree from Yale University.
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