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Richard Watson

Best-Selling Author, Lecturer and Futurist

Richard Watson is a futurist speaker, author and scenario thinker who helps organisations to think further ahead, especially about emerging growth opportunities and risks. However, he is probably best known as a maker of highly provocative maps and data visualisations intended to stimulate deep debate. The Financial Times called these maps “Brave”, while Business Insider said they might “Blow your mind”.

To learn more about Richard listen to his podcast here

He has worked with the Tech Foresight Practice at Imperial College London and is currently Futurist-in-Residence at the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication at Imperial.

Richard is the author of five best-selling books, including Digital Vs. Human. His sixth book, You are Not Busy, will examine our preoccupation with work and what might happen to our minds if we deleted some easy conveniences or occupied ourselves with a few things that were desirably difficult.

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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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  • 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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