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What if you’re looking at the world the wrong way? Dr. Christopher Kutarna is a map maker. He posits that we are arriving into a new world, and old ways of seeing are quickly becoming obsolete. Kutarna therefore helps his audiences to tear up the maps that might lead them astray, and sets them on a bold quest to rethink, reimagine and redraw their organization, their industry and our world.
Dr. Christopher Kutarna is the best-selling co-Author of Age of Discovery, now published in 10 languages. Among other predictions, Chris publicly foresaw Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. He is a TED Speaker and a faculty member for Oxford University’s premier Executive Education programmes, ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times.
In this time of giant and rapid change, the true visionaries are those people who can see, not the future, but the present. Dr. Kutarna is a polymath trusted by billionaires, fund managers, Nobel laureates, celebrity journalists, board members, CEOs, students and Uber drivers to help them see the here and now deeply, differently — and clearer than most. His monthly essays (published at www.kutarna.net) are read by senior decision makers around the world.
Mapmaking is an ancient skill and Dr. Christopher Kutarna delivers the modern masterclass. Drawing examples from the world’s biggest trends, challenges and from your own industry, he can help audiences to:
Identify hidden assumptions that need to be challenged right now, reframe problems as invitations to overturn the obsolete and soften the fear of complexities.
By applying these mapmaking skills, audiences can then improve the lens through which they evaluate the landscape of opportunities and risks, boost their odds of achieving breakthrough results, shift the “permission structure” of the organization to accelerate change and better connect performance with a truly transformational purpose.
Transformational people and organizations cannot be map takers. They must be map makers and Dr. Kutarna can help you choose, and achieve, the latter.
Dr. Christopher Kutarna has been a two-time Governor General’s Medallist, a Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fel-low of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. He has consulted with BCG in New Zea-land, Australia and China. Chris holds a doctorate in Politics (of China) from the University of Oxford, started a business in Beijing, and speaks Mandarin.
“At a recent event launching the International Business Festival, Chris Kutarna gave a fascinating presentation on the ‘Future’. Such a broad concept would be difficult to explore over the course of several books, but Chris managed to do so in a matter of 15 minutes and in a way which was both enthralling and enlightening. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Chris as a speaker and look forward to welcoming him as one of the hosts of our Festival main stage this June.”
Chairman, The Riverside Group
“I attend and speak in a lot of conferences. I can say that yours was one of the most interesting and thought-provoking keynotes that I’ve seen recently. I personally have worked on the megatrends, and the way you presented takes people out of their comfort zone.”
Executive Board Member, EDP
“Chris Kutarna was a huge hit. Our industry is very focused on the major trends you predicted and how we can better serve our customers. Thank you for your tremendous insights.”
President, Edison Electric Institute
“Chris was fantastic! We were really happy and his talk fit our conference theme perfectly.”
John West Seafood
“People buy from who they trust. People trust who they converse with. Chris breathes new life into client conversations that are stuck in lockdown. He nailed it.”
“A big thank you for the quality of your presentation: it was very much appreciated by our European Team and it gave us a new way of thinking about our past and about our future. In response to your session, one of my staff wrote me, “I always feel very privileged to work for innovative leaders, who like to share different views and are helping us to think through an uncertain world.” Thank you for making us look great!!”
Liberty Specialty Markets
“The most important Zoom call I’ve been on since this all started.”
Middle Eastern government official
“It is 1 in the morning and I should be heading to bed, but I just wanna share this: In a review of our remote working in my company yesterday I went on a long and controversial rant on how much I miss the human factor in meetings after everything was moved online, how much I miss meeting people that I didn’t plan to meet (which also has made me feel that these couple of months have been one big echo chamber) and that I hadn’t been in one meeting that had really “lifted me”. Most online meetings had been efficient; none have been effective. Tonight that changed. So grateful!”
Executive Vice President, DNB Bank ASA