In a world quickly spinning out of control, Dr. Chris Kutarna is a lone point of balance and clarity. He rips up the outdated mental maps that have served us so poorly in recent years—maps that led us to think that for example Brexit was impossible, that Trump was unelectable, that globalization was irreversible, that China’s democratization was inevitable, that facts were incontrovertible.
Chris Kutarna draws a fresh map—one that describes the new world we’re in now—so that you, your organization, your profession or industry or country, can captain humanity’s voyage to a second Renaissance.
Chris Kutarna is the co-author of “Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance,” a best-selling, internationally acclaimed book published by Bloomsbury and St Martin’s Press in eight languages. Among other predictions, Dr. Chris Kutarna accurately predicted Brexit and the election of Donald Trump points out that “history rhymes,” where historical patterns of human behavior can be applied to present-day movements. He uses maps as a metaphor to explain his thinking and says that we need to renew our societal maps to shape our future by “looking at the world with a lens that is updated.”
Mapmaking is an ancient skill and Dr. Chris Kutarna delivers the modern master class. Drawing examples from the world’s biggest trends, challenges and from your own industry, he can help audiences to: Identify hidden assumptions that need to be challenged right now, reframe problems as invitations to overturn the obsolete and soften the fear of complexities.
By applying these mapmaking skills, audiences can then improve the lens through which they evaluate the landscape of opportunities and risks, boost their odds of achieving breakthrough results, shift the “permission structure” of the organization to accelerate change and better connect performance with a truly transformational purpose.
Transformational people and organizations cannot be map takers. They must be map makers and Dr. Kutarna can help you choose, and achieve, the latter.
Dr. Christopher Kutarna has been a two-time Governor General’s Medallist, a Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fel-low of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. He has consulted with BCG in New Zealand, Australia and China. Chris holds a doctorate in Politics (of China) from the University of Oxford, started a business in Beijing, and speaks Mandarin fluently.