I’m an author, futurist, journalist, activist and keynote speaker.
Futurist and journalist: I have commented on trends happening now and predicted what will happen next for publications like GQ, the New York Times and the Financial Times and for clients such as Absolut, BMW, Burberry, and Nike. I wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine from 2008-2012 and was editor of a trend consultancy called The Future Laboratory’s forecasting publication, LS:N Global, from 2009-2013. I have also written for more than 50 publications worldwide, from the New York Times and the New York Magazine, to the Times of London, The Telegraph, and The Guardian.
Keynote speaker: I have given talks about the ideas in Stuffocation at the Royal Society of Arts and Soho House in London, at a “Stuffocation Salon” in New York, and at Google’s HQ in California. For all speaking enquiries, please email Karen O’Donnell at the Leigh Bureau or call +353 1 2302322.
Author: I’m lucky to work with the world’s leading publishers: Penguin in the UK, Random House’s Spiegel & Grau in the US, Munhaksasang in South Korea, Insignis in Poland and Azoth Books in Taiwan.
Activist: I believe that the core idea in Stuffocation is the greatest opportunity for our society in the 21st century. I believe that if we embrace the switch from materialism to experientialism and the idea that memories live longer than things, we’ll solve the problems of Stuffocation. As a result, I don’t feel I can just report on the fact that this is happening, when I realise I can get involved and make it happen sooner. That’s why there’s a section on the site (coming soon) called “join the revolution“.
More: I live in London, with a supportive wife, a three-year-old daughter who loves dinosaurs and the Natural History Museum, and a son who’s just started crawling. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. I have an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London and an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford.