Chair, Coach, Consultant
In a 30-year career I have run, worked in and consulted to hundreds of businesses of all shapes and sizes. After graduating from Oxford in 1981, I trained with the BBC and then BP. I took an MBA at Cranfield and spent the rest of my career as a strategy consultant with KPMG, founding and running smaller firms, or working client-side as director or CEO for a series of entrepreneurial businesses. (Details available on my LinkedIn page.)
I have developed a broad range of valuable contacts, and I have seen people make most of the mistakes that can be made – and made quite a few of them myself. Based on this experience, I co-authored a best-selling book about how to start and grow a business. As a result I can help you to avoid the mistakes, and avoid re-inventing wheels.
Writer and Speaker
In March 2015 I published Pandora’s Brain, a novel about the arrival of the first conscious machine. The success of this project led me to publish two non-fiction books about the future of artificial intelligence, Surviving AI and The Economic Singularity. Both became best-sellers, and both are now in their third editions.
These books led unexpectedly to a new career in giving keynote talks at conferences, festivals and summit meetings. My overall theme is that we are lucky enough to live at the best time ever to be a human, and that if we are a bit smart, our world will get far, far better. Of course, there are challenges…
For more information about my kenotes, go here.