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Best-Selling Author of "The Gray Rhino", "Lockout", & "Why The Cocks Fight"

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Michele Wucker is the best-selling author of THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. She also is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right and WHY THE COCKS FIGHT: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola.

Michele received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing views of citizenship. She has been recognized as a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a 2008 Young Leader of the American Council on Germany. She also is a 2008 Womens Media Center Progressive Womens Voices alumna and 2010 Womens Media Center Woman Making History.

A sought-after public speaker, Michele has delivered speeches on five continents and frequently addresses global audiences about leadership and strategy, crisis management, the global economy, immigration, and citizenship. She has been a source for major U.S. and international media including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.

In 2015, she founded Gray Rhino & Company to help leaders and organizations to identify and strategize their responses to known risks. Previously, she was Vice President of Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Before that, she was President of the World Policy Institute, a New York based center for global policy thought leadership, and Publisher of World Policy Journal. In 2007, she oversaw the re-incorporation of the World Policy Institute as a free-standing organization after its separation from The New School, a New York City based university. Michele also is a former Latin America bureau chief for International Financing Review; a debt correspondent for Dow Jones Emerging Markets Report; and a general assignment reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel.

She has written for many U.S. and Latin American publications including AmericaEconomia, CNN.com, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Internationale Politik, Newsday, The New York Time, The (New York) Observer, Texas Observer, Valor Economico, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, World Economic Forum Agenda, and World Policy Journal.

Michele holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University. She also earned a master’s degree and certificate in Latin American studies from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she later became an adjunct associate professor teaching writing for international affairs. In addition, she completed a course on global leadership and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

She is a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project and a founding member of the Border of Lights arts collective. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, PEN, and the Authors Guild, and a member of the global advisory board of Womensphere. She also is an Oxfam Sisters on the Planet Ambassador.

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The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

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  • Gray Rhino Proofing Your Future: Recognizing and Acting on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

    * Why we neglect, downplay, or outright deny highly probable, often preventable threats — and how much these oversights cost * How to avoid “surprise” black swans by looking for obvious but neglected “gray rhino” risks, including common decision-making pitfalls * Strategies that you can apply at each of the five stages of a typical gray rhino to rethink risk and make better decisions on investments and financial planning

  • Beyond Kicking the Can: How to Stop Muddling and Innovate

    So you know what your organization’s biggest problem is. So why isn’t it fixed? Kicking the can down the road is human nature — so much so that we often take for granted that problems will persist. But the longer we let a problem go on, the more we lose in opportunity cost and the harder the problem becomes to fix. Learn from an expert on why organizations, individuals and policy makers don’t immediately deal with obvious dangers, how to get out of your own way, and how to turn a crisis into opportunity. In this talk drawing on real-world examples, you will: * Find out why the most obvious problems often get the least attention – at high cost. * Understand how to take off your blinders to obvious but neglected problems * Learn the reasons why decision makers muddle and how to counter them * Get inspiration from stories of business and policy leaders who overcame the urge to muddle * Recognize when it’s time to recognize a problem is unsolvable * Learn to turn frustration into innovation

  • Demographic Gray Rhinos: Robots Meet Aging and Migration

    Tectonic shifts are coming in labor markets and consumer demographics, intensified by recent technological advances in additive manufacturing and machine learning. Together, they are a crash of obvious, highly probable yet neglected “gray rhino” challenges. * By 2050, there will be just one worker for every retiree, less than a third of the current level * Pension shortfalls in the U.S. alone are roughly $20 trillion * By 2044, the United States will be a majority minority country * Close to half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation of everything from scheduling to driving to legal and financial analysis In this provocative talk, learn about the opportunities and pitfalls that your organization faces amid shifting demographics colliding with increasing automation, and strategies for getting ahead of the game.

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Michele Wucker

Best-Selling Author of "The Gray Rhino", "Lockout", & "Why The Cocks Fight"

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Michele Wucker Biography

Michele Wucker is the best-selling author of THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. She also is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right and WHY THE COCKS FIGHT: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola.

Michele received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing views of citizenship. She has been recognized as a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a 2008 Young Leader of the American Council on Germany. She also is a 2008 Womens Media Center Progressive Womens Voices alumna and 2010 Womens Media Center Woman Making History.

A sought-after public speaker, Michele has delivered speeches on five continents and frequently addresses global audiences about leadership and strategy, crisis management, the global economy, immigration, and citizenship. She has been a source for major U.S. and international media including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.

In 2015, she founded Gray Rhino & Company to help leaders and organizations to identify and strategize their responses to known risks. Previously, she was Vice President of Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Before that, she was President of the World Policy Institute, a New York based center for global policy thought leadership, and Publisher of World Policy Journal. In 2007, she oversaw the re-incorporation of the World Policy Institute as a free-standing organization after its separation from The New School, a New York City based university. Michele also is a former Latin America bureau chief for International Financing Review; a debt correspondent for Dow Jones Emerging Markets Report; and a general assignment reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel.

She has written for many U.S. and Latin American publications including AmericaEconomia, CNN.com, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Internationale Politik, Newsday, The New York Time, The (New York) Observer, Texas Observer, Valor Economico, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, World Economic Forum Agenda, and World Policy Journal.

Michele holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University. She also earned a master’s degree and certificate in Latin American studies from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she later became an adjunct associate professor teaching writing for international affairs. In addition, she completed a course on global leadership and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

She is a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project and a founding member of the Border of Lights arts collective. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, PEN, and the Authors Guild, and a member of the global advisory board of Womensphere. She also is an Oxfam Sisters on the Planet Ambassador.

Michele Wucker Videos

  • Author of The Gray Rhino: The Biggest Threat for 2019 Is The ...
    Michele Wucker author, commentator and policy analyst [What is uncertainty?
  • Why did you write the Gray Rhino? By Michele Wucker - YouTube
    Michele Wucker is an author, commentator and policy analyst specializing in the world economy and crisis anticipation. Michele is a global ...
  • Michele Wucker discusses how the "gray rhino" threat could impact ...
    Aug 14, 2017 ... For more on what "Gray Rhinos" are and how they could affect China's economy, Rachelle Akuffo spoke to the person who coined the...

Michele Wucker Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker Speaking Topics

  • Gray Rhino Proofing Your Future: Recognizing and Acting on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

    * Why we neglect, downplay, or outright deny highly probable, often preventable threats — and how much these oversights cost * How to avoid “surprise” black swans by looking for obvious but neglected “gray rhino” risks, including common decision-making pitfalls * Strategies that you can apply at each of the five stages of a typical gray rhino to rethink risk and make better decisions on investments and financial planning

  • Beyond Kicking the Can: How to Stop Muddling and Innovate

    So you know what your organization’s biggest problem is. So why isn’t it fixed? Kicking the can down the road is human nature — so much so that we often take for granted that problems will persist. But the longer we let a problem go on, the more we lose in opportunity cost and the harder the problem becomes to fix. Learn from an expert on why organizations, individuals and policy makers don’t immediately deal with obvious dangers, how to get out of your own way, and how to turn a crisis into opportunity. In this talk drawing on real-world examples, you will: * Find out why the most obvious problems often get the least attention – at high cost. * Understand how to take off your blinders to obvious but neglected problems * Learn the reasons why decision makers muddle and how to counter them * Get inspiration from stories of business and policy leaders who overcame the urge to muddle * Recognize when it’s time to recognize a problem is unsolvable * Learn to turn frustration into innovation

  • Demographic Gray Rhinos: Robots Meet Aging and Migration

    Tectonic shifts are coming in labor markets and consumer demographics, intensified by recent technological advances in additive manufacturing and machine learning. Together, they are a crash of obvious, highly probable yet neglected “gray rhino” challenges. * By 2050, there will be just one worker for every retiree, less than a third of the current level * Pension shortfalls in the U.S. alone are roughly $20 trillion * By 2044, the United States will be a majority minority country * Close to half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation of everything from scheduling to driving to legal and financial analysis In this provocative talk, learn about the opportunities and pitfalls that your organization faces amid shifting demographics colliding with increasing automation, and strategies for getting ahead of the game.

FAQs on booking Michele Wucker

  • How to book Michele Wucker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michele Wucker 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 Michele Wucker, 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 Michele Wucker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michele Wucker?

    Booking fees for Michele Wucker, 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 Michele Wucker, 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 Michele Wucker?

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

Michele Wucker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michele Wucker for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Michele Wucker generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jose Antonio Vargas, Sonia Nazario, Diane Guerrero, Colin Grant and Harry G. Broadman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michele Wucker for an upcoming event.

Michele Wucker Speaker Videos

  • Author of The Gray Rhino: The Biggest Threat for 2019 Is The ...
    Michele Wucker author, commentator and policy analyst [What is uncertainty?
    Why did you write the Gray Rhino? By Michele Wucker - YouTube
    Michele Wucker is an author, commentator and policy analyst specializing in the world economy and crisis anticipation. Michele is a global ...
  • Michele Wucker discusses how the "gray rhino" threat could impact ...
    Aug 14, 2017 ... For more on what "Gray Rhinos" are and how they could affect China's economy, Rachelle Akuffo spoke to the person who coined the term ...
    Michele Wucker: "Haiti in the World: Rethinking the Role of the ...

Michele Wucker Speaking Topics

  • Gray Rhino Proofing Your Future: Recognizing and Acting on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

    * Why we neglect, downplay, or outright deny highly probable, often preventable threats — and how much these oversights cost * How to avoid “surprise” black swans by looking for obvious but neglected “gray rhino” risks, including common decision-making pitfalls * Strategies that you can apply at each of the five stages of a typical gray rhino to rethink risk and make better decisions on investments and financial planning

  • Beyond Kicking the Can: How to Stop Muddling and Innovate

    So you know what your organization’s biggest problem is. So why isn’t it fixed? Kicking the can down the road is human nature — so much so that we often take for granted that problems will persist. But the longer we let a problem go on, the more we lose in opportunity cost and the harder the problem becomes to fix. Learn from an expert on why organizations, individuals and policy makers don’t immediately deal with obvious dangers, how to get out of your own way, and how to turn a crisis into opportunity. In this talk drawing on real-world examples, you will: * Find out why the most obvious problems often get the least attention – at high cost. * Understand how to take off your blinders to obvious but neglected problems * Learn the reasons why decision makers muddle and how to counter them * Get inspiration from stories of business and policy leaders who overcame the urge to muddle * Recognize when it’s time to recognize a problem is unsolvable * Learn to turn frustration into innovation

  • Demographic Gray Rhinos: Robots Meet Aging and Migration

    Tectonic shifts are coming in labor markets and consumer demographics, intensified by recent technological advances in additive manufacturing and machine learning. Together, they are a crash of obvious, highly probable yet neglected “gray rhino” challenges. * By 2050, there will be just one worker for every retiree, less than a third of the current level * Pension shortfalls in the U.S. alone are roughly $20 trillion * By 2044, the United States will be a majority minority country * Close to half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation of everything from scheduling to driving to legal and financial analysis In this provocative talk, learn about the opportunities and pitfalls that your organization faces amid shifting demographics colliding with increasing automation, and strategies for getting ahead of the game.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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