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 Watts Wacker Biography

Watts Wacker is one of the most celebrated and influential minds in modern business. A professional speaker, best-selling author, political commentator and social critic, he is one of the world’s most respected futurists. His uncommon versatility and vision has allowed him to help the world’s top corporations and organizations navigate the sea of change that is taking hold in the new millennium. He has been the futurist at SRI International, the legendary Menlo Park think tank, and spent ten years as the resident futurist at the preeminent social research organization, Yankelovich Partners.

As founder and director of FirstMatter LLC, Wacker has focused his attention on creating a new kind of think tank and he describes himself as a twenty-first century alchemist as well as “a cross between James Brown and the unknown comic, (the hardest working nobody in the business.)” His speaking style has earned Wacker as credits as being one of the best storytellers today. His book, The 500 Year Delta was an international bestseller, translated into ten languages and was an "editors choice" top five selection on the Amazon.com book list for 1997. The Delta was also selected for the NASA library. Wacker’s second book, The Visionary's Handbook is required reading at many of the world's finest business schools and received outstanding reviews. Both books were coauthored with Jim Taylor.

Recent work includes contributing, editing and ghost writing numerous books, broadcast commentary as well as magazine and journal articles. His third book, The Deviant’s Advantage received a tremendous reviewer response including from Time Magazine, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Harvard Business Review. His fourth book, What’s Your Story? Storytelling to move markets, audiences, people and brands, was released in August 2007 and both books are co-authored with Ryan Mathews. Wacker and his "wizardry practice" have been featured in the media the world over. He has been labeled a "must quote" by the Associated Press.

Wacker was the original consulting pollster to the Fox News Division and directed the Time Magazine Poll. While at Yankelovich Partners he also managed the preeminent trends prediction service in the United States, for ten years. Wacker’s additional previous experience also includes management positioning in the health, beauty, toy and food industries, and ownership and operation of two radio stations outside Corpus Christi, Texas. Wacker holds degrees from both Tulane University and the University of Texas in Austin as well as a research fellowship at The Institute for Constructive Capitalism. He has lectured at many colleges and universities around the world.

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Visionary's Handbook: Nine Paradoxes That Will Shape the Future of Your Business

Visionary's Handbook: Nine Paradoxes That Will Shape the Future of Your Business

What Happens After What Comes Next: Surfing a 500 Tear Delta

What Happens After What Comes Next: Surfing a 500 Tear Delta

The Visionary's Handbook: Nine Paradoxes That will Shape the Future of Your Business

The Visionary's Handbook: Nine Paradoxes That will Shape the Future of Your Business

Speaking Topics
  • The Consumer Agenda…


    • Lifestyles
    • Retailing
    • Value chain
    • New products and services
    • Media consumption
    • Advertising
    • Promotion
    • Public relations
    • Relationship management

  • Economics Agenda…


    • Value and wealth creation
    • Economic theory
    • Application of "new" business models to your business
    • Globalization

  • Technology Agenda…


    • Virtual reality
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Telecommunications
    • Information technology
    • Telematics
    • Bio/genome or "pharmacogenomics"
    • Ethics and technology
    • Nano-science
    • The history and the future of physics
    • Biologic metaphor and its transfer to business and life
    • Quantum technology

  • Governance Agenda…


    • Globalization
    • Liberal democracy
    • Geo-politics
    • Policy issues
    • Military issues

  • The Social Agenda…


    • Leisure
    • Nature of families
    • Work
    • Nature of community
    • Social trends
    • Children
    • The search for values
    • Aging
    • More generations living on earth
    • The definition of culture
    • Globalization of culture
    • Art and design
    • Science
    • Philosophy
    • The "media-centric" life
    • Institutional deconstruction and renewal
    • Secular fundamentalism

News
  • Businesses get goodwill by giving away services for free

    Out: a day's work for a day's pay. In: a day's work — for free. In the midst of this job-eating, business-depleting recession, some entrepreneurs — particularly owners of small businesses — are taking a step few could have seen even one year ago: working for free for their best clients.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Watts Wacker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Watts Wacker 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 Watts Wacker, 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 Watts Wacker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Watts Wacker?

    Booking fees for Watts Wacker, 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 Watts Wacker, 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 Watts Wacker?

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

Watts Wacker is one of the most celebrated and influential minds in modern business. A professional speaker, best-selling author, political commentator and social critic, he is one of the world’s most respected futurists. His uncommon versatility and vision has allowed him to help the world’s top corporations and organizations navigate the sea of change that is taking hold in the new millennium. He has been the futurist at SRI International, the legendary Menlo Park think tank, and spent ten years as the resident futurist at the preeminent social research organization, Yankelovich Partners.

As founder and director of FirstMatter LLC, Wacker has focused his attention on creating a new kind of think tank and he describes himself as a twenty-first century alchemist as well as “a cross between James Brown and the unknown comic, (the hardest working nobody in the business.)” His speaking style has earned Wacker as credits as being one of the best storytellers today. His book, The 500 Year Delta was an international bestseller, translated into ten languages and was an "editors choice" top five selection on the Amazon.com book list for 1997. The Delta was also selected for the NASA library. Wacker’s second book, The Visionary's Handbook is required reading at many of the world's finest business schools and received outstanding reviews. Both books were coauthored with Jim Taylor.

Recent work includes contributing, editing and ghost writing numerous books, broadcast commentary as well as magazine and journal articles. His third book, The Deviant’s Advantage received a tremendous reviewer response including from Time Magazine, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Harvard Business Review. His fourth book, What’s Your Story? Storytelling to move markets, audiences, people and brands, was released in August 2007 and both books are co-authored with Ryan Mathews. Wacker and his "wizardry practice" have been featured in the media the world over. He has been labeled a "must quote" by the Associated Press.

Wacker was the original consulting pollster to the Fox News Division and directed the Time Magazine Poll. While at Yankelovich Partners he also managed the preeminent trends prediction service in the United States, for ten years. Wacker’s additional previous experience also includes management positioning in the health, beauty, toy and food industries, and ownership and operation of two radio stations outside Corpus Christi, Texas. Wacker holds degrees from both Tulane University and the University of Texas in Austin as well as a research fellowship at The Institute for Constructive Capitalism. He has lectured at many colleges and universities around the world.

Watts Wacker Videos

  • Watts Wacker - World Renowned Futurist
    Watts Wacker is one of the most celebrated and influential minds in modern business. A lecturer, best-selling author, political commentator and...
  • Design and Innovation - Watts Wacker
  • How Much Are You Worth.... You Tell Me

Watts Wacker Books

Watts Wacker Speaking Topics

  • The Consumer Agenda…


    • Lifestyles
    • Retailing
    • Value chain
    • New products and services
    • Media consumption
    • Advertising
    • Promotion
    • Public relations
    • Relationship management

  • Economics Agenda…


    • Value and wealth creation
    • Economic theory
    • Application of "new" business models to your business
    • Globalization

  • Technology Agenda…


    • Virtual reality
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Telecommunications
    • Information technology
    • Telematics
    • Bio/genome or "pharmacogenomics"
    • Ethics and technology
    • Nano-science
    • The history and the future of physics
    • Biologic metaphor and its transfer to business and life
    • Quantum technology

  • Governance Agenda…


    • Globalization
    • Liberal democracy
    • Geo-politics
    • Policy issues
    • Military issues

  • The Social Agenda…


    • Leisure
    • Nature of families
    • Work
    • Nature of community
    • Social trends
    • Children
    • The search for values
    • Aging
    • More generations living on earth
    • The definition of culture
    • Globalization of culture
    • Art and design
    • Science
    • Philosophy
    • The "media-centric" life
    • Institutional deconstruction and renewal
    • Secular fundamentalism

FAQs on booking Watts Wacker

  • How to book Watts Wacker?

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

    Booking fees for Watts Wacker, 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 Watts Wacker, 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 Watts Wacker?

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

Watts Wacker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Watts Wacker for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Watts Wacker generally travels from CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Richard Florida, Daniel Burrus, James Canton, Tim Sanders and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Watts Wacker for an upcoming event.

Watts Wacker Speaker Videos

  • Watts Wacker - World Renowned Futurist
    Watts Wacker is one of the most celebrated and influential minds in modern business. A lecturer, best-selling author, political commentator and social critic, Wacker is one of the world's most...
    Design and Innovation - Watts Wacker
  • How Much Are You Worth.... You Tell Me
    Watts Wacker-CBA Speaker Bureau

Watts Wacker Speaking Topics

  • The Consumer Agenda…


    • Lifestyles
    • Retailing
    • Value chain
    • New products and services
    • Media consumption
    • Advertising
    • Promotion
    • Public relations
    • Relationship management

  • Economics Agenda…


    • Value and wealth creation
    • Economic theory
    • Application of "new" business models to your business
    • Globalization

  • Technology Agenda…


    • Virtual reality
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Telecommunications
    • Information technology
    • Telematics
    • Bio/genome or "pharmacogenomics"
    • Ethics and technology
    • Nano-science
    • The history and the future of physics
    • Biologic metaphor and its transfer to business and life
    • Quantum technology

  • Governance Agenda…


    • Globalization
    • Liberal democracy
    • Geo-politics
    • Policy issues
    • Military issues

  • The Social Agenda…


    • Leisure
    • Nature of families
    • Work
    • Nature of community
    • Social trends
    • Children
    • The search for values
    • Aging
    • More generations living on earth
    • The definition of culture
    • Globalization of culture
    • Art and design
    • Science
    • Philosophy
    • The "media-centric" life
    • Institutional deconstruction and renewal
    • Secular fundamentalism

Watts Wacker News

  • Businesses get goodwill by giving away services for free

    Out: a day's work for a day's pay. In: a day's work — for free. In the midst of this job-eating, business-depleting recession, some entrepreneurs — particularly owners of small businesses — are taking a step few could have seen even one year ago: working for free for their best clients.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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