Category: announcements

My new book “Technology vs Humanity” is now available for pre-reading and pre-ordering!

This is a big day – after 18 months of intense writing and crafting, my new book is finally ready to be published on September 8, 2016. I have teamed up with fellow futurist Rohit Talwar’s new publishing company Fast Future Publishing and today I am delighted to announce the availability ...

New film on exponential change and digital transformation (produced in association with Accenture), introducing TFA Studios

A Tale for the Tribe – Introducing TFA Studios for your future film story-world As part of my ongoing collaboration with Jean Francois Cardella (Art Director and Producer) and James McCabe (Script Writer) we have been busy producing some cool films for some pretty interesting clients, covering many different topics including  the Future ...

Join me for a Socratic Design Workshop in Cadaqués, Spain Feb 26-27

Socratic Design Workshop CadaquéS 2016:  join me for a Socratic Design Workshop in Cadaqués on February 26-27, 2016, organised by shift 2020 and Schwab Filosofia.   The program starts with an overview of future transformative trends by me, followed a 2-day Socratic Design workshop, a method to free people and organisations from the burden of unproductive or even destructive procedures, unclear language, old thoughts, silo ...

The evilfication of Facebook: boiling frogs, faustian bargains, and the pleasure trap: 10 arguments for quitting Facebook (UPDATED)

This post will be updated regularly as I’m deciding on what to do about my Facebook  presence.  Thanks for all your votes btw – you can see the results up to this point here or below. For now, I have decided to dial back 95% as far as my Facebook usage ...

Media release: meet Futurist Gerd Leonhard in Malta 1/15/2016: Economist Gala Dinner Keynote

What is the Future of Humanity in a World of Exponential Technological Change? The internationally renowned Futurist, Author and Speaker Gerd Leonhard has been confirmed as keynote speaker at The Economist’s “The World in 2016” Gala Dinner on January 15 at the Hilton Malta. Gerd Leonhard will talk about shaping the future of ...

I’m #88 on the Wired (UK) top 100 influencers list!

For the September issue of WIRED surveyed their network to identify the 100 most influential people in Europe, and for some reason they decided to list me here as well:) Thanks to Wired for the honour and kind consideration! At #88 I feel very well placed – after all it’s a ...

Download Futurist Gerd Leonhard's books for free (PDF), via GerdCloud: Future of Content, Friction is Fiction and more

Greetings, as you may know, I have shared most of my books via my “GerdCloud” public dropbox folder for quite some time now.  Just in case you’ve missed this, here they are, individually. Happy reading!  Folder with PDFs of all books via GerdCloud The Future of Content (2011): Dropbox or direct download Friction is Fiction  (2010): Dropbox ...

Meet me at the CEOClubs Greece event in Athens April 28, 2015: the next 7 years in business

I am delighted to do another event with the CEO Clubs organization, following my engagement in Bucharest last year.  This one will be held in Athens on April 28, 2015, at the Pentelikon Hotel. Please join me if you’re close-by, and spread the word to your Greek friends! PDF with details ...

Meet me in Munich Feb 24 / Treffen wir uns in München am 24.2. SZ Wissensforum

Beruf und Karriere 7 Februar 2015 Nutzen der Vernetzung. „Digitale Transformation: mit- oder untergehen“ ist der Titel einer Abendveranstaltung am 24. Februar im Verlagsgebäude der Süddeutschen Zeitung. Der ehemalige Start-up-Gründer und Zukunftsberater Gerd Leonhard spricht darüber, welche Chancen eine komplett vernetzte Gesellschaft für Unternehmen eröffnet und welche Herausforderungen sie mit sich bringt. Er zeigt ...

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