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Richard Watson

Best-Selling Author, Lecturer and Futurist

Richard Watson is a futurist speaker and scenario thinker.

Richard’s mission to is to encourage organisations to think deeply and differently about future risks and opportunities.

A thought leader on creativity, innovation, strategic foresight and scenario planning he has worked with, amongst others, IBM, General Electric, the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Education, the King’s Fund, Cambridge University, The Cabinet Office, McDonald’s, KPMG, Samsung and Coca-Cola.

Richard Watson has written five books. His first, Future Files (2007), was translated into sixteen languages. His most recent, Digital Vs. Human (2017), explores artificial intelligence, robotics and the internet, but from a human perspective. He is currently writing a new book about the need to re-think how we think.

Richard is Futurist-in-Residence at the Technology Foresight Practice at Imperial College London and a member of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Futures Group.

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The Future of Money

Will phones be the new banks?

The Future of Retail

Is the future of shopping a dystopia? The choice is ours.

Don't Confuse Creativity with Innovation

Can anyone be creative? Companies and consultants alike say the answer is yes.

How to Profit from the Future

Five forces that have the potential to change the world as we know it over the next few decades

Why Companies Need to Fail to Thrive

You don't read about failure very often. Why is this? What are we afraid of? It is the proverbial elephant-in-the-boardroom. And yet by being scared of failure, we are missing a great opportunity.

Why Companies Die

Why is it that the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company in the US has fallen from 67 years in the 1920s to just 15 years today?

A very lively speaker, inspiring, articulating and motivating, widening our views to the world.

London Business School

You have just the right level of disdain for your subject to make it thoroughly engaging.


Well researched, really informative and well presented.


Insightful and eminently quotable!

The Times


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Future Minds

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Future Files: A Brief History of the Next 50 Years

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Digital vs Human

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The Future: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

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  • United Kingdom



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