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Chris Kutarna

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Co-Author of Best-Selling "Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance," Two-time Governor General's Medallist, a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, Fellow of the Oxford Martin School

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 Chris Kutarna Biography

Chris Kutarna is a two-time Governor General’s Medallist from Canada, a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

In 2006 Kutarna moved to Beijing, started a business, sold it, then paid himself for five years to do a doctorate in politics at Oxford and to write Age of Discovery. Prior to that, he spent time with the Boston Consulting Group in New Zealand and Australia.

Kutarna’s open letters, posted weekly, are deemed required reading by some of the world’s smartest people and shape the debate in media, boardrooms, and classrooms around the world. In his best-selling debut book, Age of Discovery (with Ian Goldin), he drew upon Renaissance wisdom to predict both Brexit and Trump.

Kutarna demystifies the new Age of Discovery which is upon us. All the signs - social media, populism, globalisation, the rise of China, AI, genetic modification and more - herald its arrival. Kutarna tears up the outdated mental maps that have served us so poorly in recent years - maps that led us to think that Brexit was impossible, that Trump was unelectable and that globalisation was irreversible. He tears up the unconscious biases that obscure our understanding of present political, economic, technological and social trends.

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Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

Speaking Topics
  • “Trade in the Second Renaissance”


    • The three keys to a revitalized trade agenda, for policy-makers and business, that can overcome the anti-globalization rhetoric that has stuck trade development in its tracks:
    • New lens: The big picture behind “why trade matters” that has been missing from public discourse
    • New language: Why ‘globalization’ is dead, and the rhetoric that must replace it
    • New maps: Why our conceptual maps of the world need to be redrawn

  • “Leadership in the Second Renaissance”


    • Machiavelli, who coached Italy’s princes through the first Renaissance, famously observed that ‘Fortune favors the bold.’ But what he meant by that is not what people assume. His point was that in times of upheaval, “wait-and-see” is a dangerous strategy. Rapid change is quickly making existing structures, policies and processes obsolete. Only impetuous initiative can shock organizations out of present habits and discover necessary new ones. When disaster strikes, organizations “should not blame Fortune, but rather their own indolence.”
    • What this insight means to how we assess corporate and business risks
    • Examples of businesses that are flourishing through the application of Machiavelli’s wisdom, and of others that are floundering for failure to do so

  • “Navigating The A.I. Storm”


    • Translate AI gobbledygook into plain concepts you’re already familiar with, enabling you to bring all your intuitions and experience to bear when assessing AI opportunities, threats and investments
    • Actually teach you the key “algorithms” and “architectures” that power the most popular AI applications today, using nothing but a bag of everyday objects (no math required!)
    • Separate the self-serving hype of AI evangelists and VCs from the genuinely breakthrough applications and possibilities
    • Shatter our collective “AI delusion”—namely, that machine intelligence is superior because it doesn’t suffer from the same computational limits that humans do
    • Renew your appreciation for human intelligence and make plain the vital role of executive leadership and foresight to correct AI’s inherent shortsightedness. Chris will tear apart the most common AI assumptions and highlight the big mistakes that this artificial idea of intelligence has already led executives across many industries to make:
    • The assumption that math & statistics can fully capture human phenomena and social values. They cannot;
    • The assumption that the data we feed into algorithms, or the algorithm itself, is value-free and unbiased. They are not;
    • The assumption that rational calculation trumps emotional or intuitive judgment. It does not;
    • The assumption that the past is the best predictor of the future—especially in times of radical uncertainty. It is not;
    • The assumption that we should aim to optimize complex systems. We should not. Rather we should aim to keep the most number of options open, while still maintaining stability.

  • “Our Age of Discovery and How to Navigate It”


    • I open by recognizing that to understand the human story, yes, we need the best available facts and analyses, but we also need a strong imagination to weave the threads together into a coherent whole.
    • I expertly canvass major demographic, economic, and technological trends shaping the world today. I argue two broad conclusions: that this is the best time in history to be alive, and simultaneously the most fragile.
    • Having empowered my audience with a solid fact-base for this perspective on the present, I then equip them to navigate these twin truths successfully by drawing upon wisdom gained the last time humanity faced these twin, conflicting conditions: the Age of Discovery

  • “How to See the Future”


    • I explode two myths that commonly cloud our foresight: that the future is linear, and that it will be a technological utopia. ‘What's left is a simple, powerful truth: we never arrive to the future. Instead, whether through our action or inaction, we are creating the future ourselves—right now, and all the time.’
    • Pushing that insight beyond its trite motivational qualities, I apply it to set better expectations about our own future by studying what humanity created out of similar circumstances in the past.
    • With a depth that varies with the talk’s duration, I develop the comparison between the ‘First Renaissance’ and today and offer lessons from that past to help us navigate the present.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Chris Kutarna?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Kutarna 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 Chris Kutarna for your next private or corporate function.
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Chris Kutarna

5 out of 5

Co-Author of Best-Selling "Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance," Two-time Governor General's Medallist, a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, Fellow of the Oxford Martin School

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Chris Kutarna Biography

Chris Kutarna is a two-time Governor General’s Medallist from Canada, a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

In 2006 Kutarna moved to Beijing, started a business, sold it, then paid himself for five years to do a doctorate in politics at Oxford and to write Age of Discovery. Prior to that, he spent time with the Boston Consulting Group in New Zealand and Australia.

Kutarna’s open letters, posted weekly, are deemed required reading by some of the world’s smartest people and shape the debate in media, boardrooms, and classrooms around the world. In his best-selling debut book, Age of Discovery (with Ian Goldin), he drew upon Renaissance wisdom to predict both Brexit and Trump.

Kutarna demystifies the new Age of Discovery which is upon us. All the signs - social media, populism, globalisation, the rise of China, AI, genetic modification and more - herald its arrival. Kutarna tears up the outdated mental maps that have served us so poorly in recent years - maps that led us to think that Brexit was impossible, that Trump was unelectable and that globalisation was irreversible. He tears up the unconscious biases that obscure our understanding of present political, economic, technological and social trends.

Chris Kutarna Videos

  • Future of work 2018: Chris Kutarna - YouTube
    Dec 16, 2018 ... Keynote Chris Kutarna talks at Melbourne's Arts Centre as part of Future of Work: People, Performance, Innovation 2018.
  • ILTM 2017 Global Forum | Chris Kutarna - YouTube
    Jan 4, 2018 ... Chris Kutarna, Author of Age of Discovery, discusses The Future of Politics at the ILTM Global Forum. Not so long ago, the European...
  • Towards a new renaissance | Christopher Kutarna | TEDxBerlin ...
    Oct 27, 2017 ... For more information on Christopher Kutarna, please visit our website www. tedxberlin.de In early 2016, Chris Kutarna stood on stage...

Chris Kutarna Books

Chris Kutarna Speaking Topics

  • “Trade in the Second Renaissance”


    • The three keys to a revitalized trade agenda, for policy-makers and business, that can overcome the anti-globalization rhetoric that has stuck trade development in its tracks:
    • New lens: The big picture behind “why trade matters” that has been missing from public discourse
    • New language: Why ‘globalization’ is dead, and the rhetoric that must replace it
    • New maps: Why our conceptual maps of the world need to be redrawn

  • “Leadership in the Second Renaissance”


    • Machiavelli, who coached Italy’s princes through the first Renaissance, famously observed that ‘Fortune favors the bold.’ But what he meant by that is not what people assume. His point was that in times of upheaval, “wait-and-see” is a dangerous strategy. Rapid change is quickly making existing structures, policies and processes obsolete. Only impetuous initiative can shock organizations out of present habits and discover necessary new ones. When disaster strikes, organizations “should not blame Fortune, but rather their own indolence.”
    • What this insight means to how we assess corporate and business risks
    • Examples of businesses that are flourishing through the application of Machiavelli’s wisdom, and of others that are floundering for failure to do so

  • “Navigating The A.I. Storm”


    • Translate AI gobbledygook into plain concepts you’re already familiar with, enabling you to bring all your intuitions and experience to bear when assessing AI opportunities, threats and investments
    • Actually teach you the key “algorithms” and “architectures” that power the most popular AI applications today, using nothing but a bag of everyday objects (no math required!)
    • Separate the self-serving hype of AI evangelists and VCs from the genuinely breakthrough applications and possibilities
    • Shatter our collective “AI delusion”—namely, that machine intelligence is superior because it doesn’t suffer from the same computational limits that humans do
    • Renew your appreciation for human intelligence and make plain the vital role of executive leadership and foresight to correct AI’s inherent shortsightedness. Chris will tear apart the most common AI assumptions and highlight the big mistakes that this artificial idea of intelligence has already led executives across many industries to make:
    • The assumption that math & statistics can fully capture human phenomena and social values. They cannot;
    • The assumption that the data we feed into algorithms, or the algorithm itself, is value-free and unbiased. They are not;
    • The assumption that rational calculation trumps emotional or intuitive judgment. It does not;
    • The assumption that the past is the best predictor of the future—especially in times of radical uncertainty. It is not;
    • The assumption that we should aim to optimize complex systems. We should not. Rather we should aim to keep the most number of options open, while still maintaining stability.

  • “Our Age of Discovery and How to Navigate It”


    • I open by recognizing that to understand the human story, yes, we need the best available facts and analyses, but we also need a strong imagination to weave the threads together into a coherent whole.
    • I expertly canvass major demographic, economic, and technological trends shaping the world today. I argue two broad conclusions: that this is the best time in history to be alive, and simultaneously the most fragile.
    • Having empowered my audience with a solid fact-base for this perspective on the present, I then equip them to navigate these twin truths successfully by drawing upon wisdom gained the last time humanity faced these twin, conflicting conditions: the Age of Discovery

  • “How to See the Future”


    • I explode two myths that commonly cloud our foresight: that the future is linear, and that it will be a technological utopia. ‘What's left is a simple, powerful truth: we never arrive to the future. Instead, whether through our action or inaction, we are creating the future ourselves—right now, and all the time.’
    • Pushing that insight beyond its trite motivational qualities, I apply it to set better expectations about our own future by studying what humanity created out of similar circumstances in the past.
    • With a depth that varies with the talk’s duration, I develop the comparison between the ‘First Renaissance’ and today and offer lessons from that past to help us navigate the present.

FAQs on booking Chris Kutarna

  • How to book Chris Kutarna?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Kutarna for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Kutarna, 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 Chris Kutarna or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Kutarna?

    Booking fees for Chris Kutarna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Chris Kutarna, 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 Chris Kutarna?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Kutarna 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 Chris Kutarna 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 Chris Kutarna or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Kutarna 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.

Chris Kutarna is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Kutarna for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Chris Kutarna generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are R "Ray" Wang, Geoff Colvin, Jeffrey Garten, Peter Thiel and Jeffrey Kluger. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Kutarna for an upcoming event.

Chris Kutarna Speaker Videos

  • Future of work 2018: Chris Kutarna - YouTube
    Dec 16, 2018 ... Keynote Chris Kutarna talks at Melbourne's Arts Centre as part of Future of Work: People, Performance, Innovation 2018.
    ILTM 2017 Global Forum | Chris Kutarna - YouTube
    Jan 4, 2018 ... Chris Kutarna, Author of Age of Discovery, discusses The Future of Politics at the ILTM Global Forum. Not so long ago, the European Union was ...
  • Towards a new renaissance | Christopher Kutarna | TEDxBerlin ...
    Oct 27, 2017 ... For more information on Christopher Kutarna, please visit our website www. tedxberlin.de In early 2016, Chris Kutarna stood on stage in front of ...
    Chris Kutarna on "Predicting the Future Through the Past" - YouTube
    May 23, 2017 ... To be an effective leader in this shocking Age we need to shatter our old glasses and find a new, better set of lenses. Where can we find them?

Chris Kutarna Speaking Topics

  • “Trade in the Second Renaissance”


    • The three keys to a revitalized trade agenda, for policy-makers and business, that can overcome the anti-globalization rhetoric that has stuck trade development in its tracks:
    • New lens: The big picture behind “why trade matters” that has been missing from public discourse
    • New language: Why ‘globalization’ is dead, and the rhetoric that must replace it
    • New maps: Why our conceptual maps of the world need to be redrawn

  • “Leadership in the Second Renaissance”


    • Machiavelli, who coached Italy’s princes through the first Renaissance, famously observed that ‘Fortune favors the bold.’ But what he meant by that is not what people assume. His point was that in times of upheaval, “wait-and-see” is a dangerous strategy. Rapid change is quickly making existing structures, policies and processes obsolete. Only impetuous initiative can shock organizations out of present habits and discover necessary new ones. When disaster strikes, organizations “should not blame Fortune, but rather their own indolence.”
    • What this insight means to how we assess corporate and business risks
    • Examples of businesses that are flourishing through the application of Machiavelli’s wisdom, and of others that are floundering for failure to do so

  • “Navigating The A.I. Storm”


    • Translate AI gobbledygook into plain concepts you’re already familiar with, enabling you to bring all your intuitions and experience to bear when assessing AI opportunities, threats and investments
    • Actually teach you the key “algorithms” and “architectures” that power the most popular AI applications today, using nothing but a bag of everyday objects (no math required!)
    • Separate the self-serving hype of AI evangelists and VCs from the genuinely breakthrough applications and possibilities
    • Shatter our collective “AI delusion”—namely, that machine intelligence is superior because it doesn’t suffer from the same computational limits that humans do
    • Renew your appreciation for human intelligence and make plain the vital role of executive leadership and foresight to correct AI’s inherent shortsightedness. Chris will tear apart the most common AI assumptions and highlight the big mistakes that this artificial idea of intelligence has already led executives across many industries to make:
    • The assumption that math & statistics can fully capture human phenomena and social values. They cannot;
    • The assumption that the data we feed into algorithms, or the algorithm itself, is value-free and unbiased. They are not;
    • The assumption that rational calculation trumps emotional or intuitive judgment. It does not;
    • The assumption that the past is the best predictor of the future—especially in times of radical uncertainty. It is not;
    • The assumption that we should aim to optimize complex systems. We should not. Rather we should aim to keep the most number of options open, while still maintaining stability.

  • “Our Age of Discovery and How to Navigate It”


    • I open by recognizing that to understand the human story, yes, we need the best available facts and analyses, but we also need a strong imagination to weave the threads together into a coherent whole.
    • I expertly canvass major demographic, economic, and technological trends shaping the world today. I argue two broad conclusions: that this is the best time in history to be alive, and simultaneously the most fragile.
    • Having empowered my audience with a solid fact-base for this perspective on the present, I then equip them to navigate these twin truths successfully by drawing upon wisdom gained the last time humanity faced these twin, conflicting conditions: the Age of Discovery

  • “How to See the Future”


    • I explode two myths that commonly cloud our foresight: that the future is linear, and that it will be a technological utopia. ‘What's left is a simple, powerful truth: we never arrive to the future. Instead, whether through our action or inaction, we are creating the future ourselves—right now, and all the time.’
    • Pushing that insight beyond its trite motivational qualities, I apply it to set better expectations about our own future by studying what humanity created out of similar circumstances in the past.
    • With a depth that varies with the talk’s duration, I develop the comparison between the ‘First Renaissance’ and today and offer lessons from that past to help us navigate the present.

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