Dr Christopher Kutarna is a two-time Governor General’s Medallist from Canada, a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.
In 2006 Christopher Kutarna moved to Beijing, started a business, sold it, then paid himself for five years to do a doctorate in politics at Oxford and to write Age of Discovery. Prior to that, he spent time with the Boston Consulting Group in New Zealand and Australia.
Christopher Kutarna’s open letters, posted weekly, are deemed required reading by some of the world’s smartest people and shape debate in media, boardrooms and classrooms around the world. In his best-selling debut book, Age of Discovery (with Ian Goldin), he drew upon Renaissance wisdom to predict both Brexit and Trump.
His academic work aims to map the ever-evolving political values of China’s emerging middle class. He lived in China for several years, speak Mandarin, and irregularly contribute op-eds to Guancha.cn, one of China’s top-ranked news magazines.
Christopher demystifies the new Age of Discovery which is upon us. All the signs – social media, populism, globalisation, the rise of China, AI, genetic modification and more – herald its arrival. He tears up the outdated mental maps that have served us so poorly in recent years – maps that led us to think that Brexit was impossible, that Trump was unelectable and that globalisation was irreversible. He tears up the unconscious biases that obscure our understanding of present political, economic, technological and social trends.
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