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Vikram Mansharamani

5 out of 5

Academic Author, Advisor, Global Trend-Watcher & Lecturer at Harvard University

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 Vikram Mansharamani Biography

Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He is an academic, advisor, and author as well as a frequently sought-after speaker. Mansharamani adopts a uniquely global approach to his work, having worked on every continent other than Antarctica (it’s on his to-do list).

He has been a regular commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. His ideas and writings have also appeared in a long list of publications and he’s been honored by LinkedIn as one of their Top Voices and Worth Magazine as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. Millions of readers have enjoyed his unique multi-lens approach to connecting seemingly irrelevant dots.

As an advisor, Mansharamani assists numerous boards and c-suites navigate today’s overwhelming uncertainty. He helps his clients analyze the business impact of global trends, with an emphasis on economic, political, and social risks that might generate instability. His thematic analysis and risk management is always focused on identifying opportunities within the risks.

Mansharamani is the author of "Think For Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence" (HBR Press, 2020) and "Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst" (Wiley, 2011, 2019). He is currently a lecturer at Harvard University, where he teaches students how to make tough decisions by using multiple perspectives and systems thinking to guide their processes.

Mansharamani has a PhD and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelors degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Lexington, MA with his wife, son, daughter, golden retriever, and two cats, one of which he believes is clairvoyant

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Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence

Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence

Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst

Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst

Speaking Topics
  • "The Generalist Advantage: Going Beyond Expertise"

    Blinded by expertise and single-minded focus? It happens. But in a fast-paced world driven by complex and diverse factors, connecting the dots is often more important than developing the dots. Vikram Mansharamani shows why generalists are better-suited to navigating uncertainty in this environment than specialists; he provides audiences with real tools to help them avoid tunnel vision and think beyond their area of expertise. The talk is based on Mansharamani's much-discussed HBR blog post, All Hail the Generalist, one of the site's most-read in 2012. Entertaining and empowering, with examples drawn from finance, politics, agriculture, medicine, and education, Mansharamani helps people manage risk and anticipate the future with intriguing specifics to convince the audience of his generalist approach.

  • "Global Prosperity -- Why Everything is About to Change"

    As the middle-class booms in emerging nations, a global consumption boom is likely to have an unprecedented impact on a wide range of commodities -
    • food, fuel, precious metals -
    • that will impact the global standard of living. The result will be geopolitical and economic uncertainty. Vikram Mansharamani untangles these dynamics through easy-to-understand, entertaining, and engaging analysis that evaluates the effect of a ballooning middle-class on an unlikely collection of industries -
    • from education and entertainment to defense, finance and healthcare. Mansharamani's insights help audiences look differently at the nature of global prosperity and how it may shape their business and their future.

  • "The End of Cheap Food -- A Global Forecast"

    Food is emerging as one of the futures most volatile assets. Shifting political, economic, climatic and societal change all factor into the equation. Vikram Mansharamani applies his multi-lens bubble-spotting approach to the key drivers of food prices in a global marketplace. He suggests that the era of cheap food is over and describes the geo-political and geo-economic ramifications of such developments -
    • from Wall Street to Pudong. Audiences will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of land grabs, water scarcity, and the implications of food (in)security for national defense.

  • "The Global Economy -- An Unconventional Look"

    Europe falling apart? China collapsing? Treasury bubble popping? Japan economic implosion? Social networking bubble? Alternative energy dynamics creating geopolitical unrest? Vikram Mansharamani applies a unique combination of practitioner experience and academic perspective to help audiences navigate the seemingly unending cross-currents of global economic, financial and political developments. While audiences often find themselves agreeing with Mansharamani each step of the way, they're frequently surprised by what turn out to be unconventional conclusions.

  • "Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst"

    In a globally dynamic environment, boom and bust cycles are more frequent than in the past. It seems there's always something that has reached unsustainable levels. The trick, of course, is recognizing it and taking action before the bubble bursts. In direct contrast to the views espoused by most academics, Vikram Mansharamani makes a persuasive case that it is possible to identify financial (and other) bubbles before they burst. He draws on entertaining and engaging examples from art markets, architecture, and popular culture -
    • as well as economics and politics -
    • and powerfully demonstrates that you do not need to be an expert to effectively anticipate the future. Audiences walk away empowered to think independently and to connect obvious dots to generate not-so-obvious conclusions.

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  • Think for yourself: how to judge expertise in a time of conflicting opinions

    Mansharamani believes that because we're overloaded with information, we frequently "turn to experts and technologies that can help us filter the information, decide what's important, and help us optimize our decision making process. However, in the process we find we give up our autonomy and there are some costs to doing so and that's really what I'm concerned about." He spoke with Spark host...

  • The Lost Art of Thinking for Yourself

    Our systems of higher education and employment have increasingly evolved towards valuing a deeply focused specialization of knowledge and ability. But trend analyst Vikram Mansharamani argues that cultivating the knowledge and skills of a generalist can help preserve our autonomy and self-determination.

  • Column: What’s missing in our economy? Inflation

    The labor market is tightening. Wages are rising. And yet, despite very aggressive monetary policy efforts, United States central bankers have been unable to hit their inflation target. For more than four straight years, the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation has been below its target of 2 percent. This has happened despite an explosion of assets on the balance sheet of the...

  • Column: This South Korean shipping company’s collapse could affect you

    Last week, I went to the BJ’s Wholesale Club near my house. Unsurprisingly, Halloween decorations, candy and costumes greeted me as I entered. But the next two aisles, to my amazement, were filled with Christmas stuff. At the time, it was still September!

  • Global investors turn 'neutral' on Indian stock markets: Vikram Mansharamani, Lecturer, Yale University

    I have been paying attention to the most markets around the world for many years and the quick comment I would make regarding the Indian equities specifically is that they are not exactly cheap....

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Vikram Mansharamani

5 out of 5

Academic Author, Advisor, Global Trend-Watcher & Lecturer at Harvard University

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Vikram Mansharamani Biography

Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He is an academic, advisor, and author as well as a frequently sought-after speaker. Mansharamani adopts a uniquely global approach to his work, having worked on every continent other than Antarctica (it’s on his to-do list).

He has been a regular commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. His ideas and writings have also appeared in a long list of publications and he’s been honored by LinkedIn as one of their Top Voices and Worth Magazine as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. Millions of readers have enjoyed his unique multi-lens approach to connecting seemingly irrelevant dots.

As an advisor, Mansharamani assists numerous boards and c-suites navigate today’s overwhelming uncertainty. He helps his clients analyze the business impact of global trends, with an emphasis on economic, political, and social risks that might generate instability. His thematic analysis and risk management is always focused on identifying opportunities within the risks.

Mansharamani is the author of "Think For Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence" (HBR Press, 2020) and "Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst" (Wiley, 2011, 2019). He is currently a lecturer at Harvard University, where he teaches students how to make tough decisions by using multiple perspectives and systems thinking to guide their processes.

Mansharamani has a PhD and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelors degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Lexington, MA with his wife, son, daughter, golden retriever, and two cats, one of which he believes is clairvoyant

Vikram Mansharamani Videos

  • Bubble Dynamic in China - Vikram Mansharamani
    Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows audiences how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He first...
  • Vikram Mansharamani
    Vikram Mansharamani Speaker: As a speaker, Vikram Mansharamani has a gift for connecting with audiences – he is engaging with a keen sense of humor...
  • TEDXYale- Vikram Mansharamani-The Power of Foxy Thinking
    Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University.  He is the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial...

Vikram Mansharamani Books

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Vikram Mansharamani Speaking Topics

  • "The Generalist Advantage: Going Beyond Expertise"

    Blinded by expertise and single-minded focus? It happens. But in a fast-paced world driven by complex and diverse factors, connecting the dots is often more important than developing the dots. Vikram Mansharamani shows why generalists are better-suited to navigating uncertainty in this environment than specialists; he provides audiences with real tools to help them avoid tunnel vision and think beyond their area of expertise. The talk is based on Mansharamani's much-discussed HBR blog post, All Hail the Generalist, one of the site's most-read in 2012. Entertaining and empowering, with examples drawn from finance, politics, agriculture, medicine, and education, Mansharamani helps people manage risk and anticipate the future with intriguing specifics to convince the audience of his generalist approach.

  • "Global Prosperity -- Why Everything is About to Change"

    As the middle-class booms in emerging nations, a global consumption boom is likely to have an unprecedented impact on a wide range of commodities -
    • food, fuel, precious metals -
    • that will impact the global standard of living. The result will be geopolitical and economic uncertainty. Vikram Mansharamani untangles these dynamics through easy-to-understand, entertaining, and engaging analysis that evaluates the effect of a ballooning middle-class on an unlikely collection of industries -
    • from education and entertainment to defense, finance and healthcare. Mansharamani's insights help audiences look differently at the nature of global prosperity and how it may shape their business and their future.

  • "The End of Cheap Food -- A Global Forecast"

    Food is emerging as one of the futures most volatile assets. Shifting political, economic, climatic and societal change all factor into the equation. Vikram Mansharamani applies his multi-lens bubble-spotting approach to the key drivers of food prices in a global marketplace. He suggests that the era of cheap food is over and describes the geo-political and geo-economic ramifications of such developments -
    • from Wall Street to Pudong. Audiences will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of land grabs, water scarcity, and the implications of food (in)security for national defense.

  • "The Global Economy -- An Unconventional Look"

    Europe falling apart? China collapsing? Treasury bubble popping? Japan economic implosion? Social networking bubble? Alternative energy dynamics creating geopolitical unrest? Vikram Mansharamani applies a unique combination of practitioner experience and academic perspective to help audiences navigate the seemingly unending cross-currents of global economic, financial and political developments. While audiences often find themselves agreeing with Mansharamani each step of the way, they're frequently surprised by what turn out to be unconventional conclusions.

  • "Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst"

    In a globally dynamic environment, boom and bust cycles are more frequent than in the past. It seems there's always something that has reached unsustainable levels. The trick, of course, is recognizing it and taking action before the bubble bursts. In direct contrast to the views espoused by most academics, Vikram Mansharamani makes a persuasive case that it is possible to identify financial (and other) bubbles before they burst. He draws on entertaining and engaging examples from art markets, architecture, and popular culture -
    • as well as economics and politics -
    • and powerfully demonstrates that you do not need to be an expert to effectively anticipate the future. Audiences walk away empowered to think independently and to connect obvious dots to generate not-so-obvious conclusions.

FAQs on booking Vikram Mansharamani

  • How to book Vikram Mansharamani?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vikram Mansharamani for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Vikram Mansharamani, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vikram Mansharamani or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Vikram Mansharamani?

    Booking fees for Vikram Mansharamani, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vikram Mansharamani, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Vikram Mansharamani?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vikram Mansharamani for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vikram Mansharamani for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vikram Mansharamani or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vikram Mansharamani or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Vikram Mansharamani is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as "The Generalist Advantage: Going Beyond Expertise", "Global Prosperity -- Why Everything is About to Change", "The End of Cheap Food -- A Global Forecast", "The Global Economy -- An Unconventional Look" and "Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst". The estimated speaking fee range to book Vikram Mansharamani for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Vikram Mansharamani generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are R "Ray" Wang, Jason Schenker, Joseph Stiglitz, Richard Florida and Geoff Colvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vikram Mansharamani for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Vikram Mansharamani Speaker Videos

  • Bubble Dynamic in China - Vikram Mansharamani
    Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows audiences how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He first gained widespread attention with the release of his...
    Vikram Mansharamani
    Vikram Mansharamani Speaker: As a speaker, Vikram Mansharamani has a gift for connecting with audiences – he is engaging with a keen sense of humor and helps individuals and organizations identify...
  • TEDXYale- Vikram Mansharamani-The Power of Foxy Thinking
    Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University.  He is the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and is a regular...

Vikram Mansharamani Speaking Topics

  • "The Generalist Advantage: Going Beyond Expertise"

    Blinded by expertise and single-minded focus? It happens. But in a fast-paced world driven by complex and diverse factors, connecting the dots is often more important than developing the dots. Vikram Mansharamani shows why generalists are better-suited to navigating uncertainty in this environment than specialists; he provides audiences with real tools to help them avoid tunnel vision and think beyond their area of expertise. The talk is based on Mansharamani's much-discussed HBR blog post, All Hail the Generalist, one of the site's most-read in 2012. Entertaining and empowering, with examples drawn from finance, politics, agriculture, medicine, and education, Mansharamani helps people manage risk and anticipate the future with intriguing specifics to convince the audience of his generalist approach.

  • "Global Prosperity -- Why Everything is About to Change"

    As the middle-class booms in emerging nations, a global consumption boom is likely to have an unprecedented impact on a wide range of commodities -
    • food, fuel, precious metals -
    • that will impact the global standard of living. The result will be geopolitical and economic uncertainty. Vikram Mansharamani untangles these dynamics through easy-to-understand, entertaining, and engaging analysis that evaluates the effect of a ballooning middle-class on an unlikely collection of industries -
    • from education and entertainment to defense, finance and healthcare. Mansharamani's insights help audiences look differently at the nature of global prosperity and how it may shape their business and their future.

  • "The End of Cheap Food -- A Global Forecast"

    Food is emerging as one of the futures most volatile assets. Shifting political, economic, climatic and societal change all factor into the equation. Vikram Mansharamani applies his multi-lens bubble-spotting approach to the key drivers of food prices in a global marketplace. He suggests that the era of cheap food is over and describes the geo-political and geo-economic ramifications of such developments -
    • from Wall Street to Pudong. Audiences will leave with an understanding of the dynamics of land grabs, water scarcity, and the implications of food (in)security for national defense.

  • "The Global Economy -- An Unconventional Look"

    Europe falling apart? China collapsing? Treasury bubble popping? Japan economic implosion? Social networking bubble? Alternative energy dynamics creating geopolitical unrest? Vikram Mansharamani applies a unique combination of practitioner experience and academic perspective to help audiences navigate the seemingly unending cross-currents of global economic, financial and political developments. While audiences often find themselves agreeing with Mansharamani each step of the way, they're frequently surprised by what turn out to be unconventional conclusions.

  • "Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst"

    In a globally dynamic environment, boom and bust cycles are more frequent than in the past. It seems there's always something that has reached unsustainable levels. The trick, of course, is recognizing it and taking action before the bubble bursts. In direct contrast to the views espoused by most academics, Vikram Mansharamani makes a persuasive case that it is possible to identify financial (and other) bubbles before they burst. He draws on entertaining and engaging examples from art markets, architecture, and popular culture -
    • as well as economics and politics -
    • and powerfully demonstrates that you do not need to be an expert to effectively anticipate the future. Audiences walk away empowered to think independently and to connect obvious dots to generate not-so-obvious conclusions.

Vikram Mansharamani News

  • Think for yourself: how to judge expertise in a time of conflicting opinions

    Mansharamani believes that because we're overloaded with information, we frequently "turn to experts and technologies that can help us filter the information, decide what's important, and help us optimize our decision making process. However, in the process we find we give up our autonomy and there are some costs to doing so and that's really what I'm concerned about." He spoke with Spark host...

  • The Lost Art of Thinking for Yourself

    Our systems of higher education and employment have increasingly evolved towards valuing a deeply focused specialization of knowledge and ability. But trend analyst Vikram Mansharamani argues that cultivating the knowledge and skills of a generalist can help preserve our autonomy and self-determination.

  • Column: What’s missing in our economy? Inflation

    The labor market is tightening. Wages are rising. And yet, despite very aggressive monetary policy efforts, United States central bankers have been unable to hit their inflation target. For more than four straight years, the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation has been below its target of 2 percent. This has happened despite an explosion of assets on the balance sheet of the...

  • Column: This South Korean shipping company’s collapse could affect you

    Last week, I went to the BJ’s Wholesale Club near my house. Unsurprisingly, Halloween decorations, candy and costumes greeted me as I entered. But the next two aisles, to my amazement, were filled with Christmas stuff. At the time, it was still September!

  • Global investors turn 'neutral' on Indian stock markets: Vikram Mansharamani, Lecturer, Yale University

    I have been paying attention to the most markets around the world for many years and the quick comment I would make regarding the Indian equities specifically is that they are not exactly cheap....

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