KEYNOTE: Tim Leberecht (DE), Author & Co-Founder of The Business Romantic Society

Wednesday, Sep 5
20:20 — 20:40

KEYNOTE: Tim Leberecht (DE), Author & Co-Founder of The Business Romantic Society

Start, Democracy,

Workers replaced by automation, refugees and migrants, fluid identities, or artificial intelligence: there are more and more who are not like us, which of course means that ultimately, each one of us is “the other.” How we encounter and relate to the other will make or break our societies, especially in light of rampant nationalism and algorithmic manipulation. To embrace otherness, we have two universal forces at our disposal: beauty and business. Beauty is what we all desire, even though we may have very different concepts of it, and business is arguably the most important operating system of our time, serving as the main gateway to the other. Counting on these two forces, Tim Leberecht presents a vision for a beautiful society, its principles and their implications for companies, and the new technologies, skills, and emotions we need as individuals to live in it.

Tim Leberecht is a German-American author and the co-founder and CEO of The Business Romantic Society, a firm that helps organizations and leaders make business more beautiful. Previously, Tim served as the CMO of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm. From 2006 to 2013, he was the CMO of the renowned product design and innovation consultancy Frog Design.

Tim is the author of The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015), which has been translated into nine languages to date. Tim’s writing appears in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Psychology Today, and Wired. Tim serves on the World Economic Forum’s Europe Policy Group. He is the co-founder and co-curator of the 15 Toasts dinner series and the House of Beautiful Business.

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