Jonathan Brill prepares businesses to profit from radical change. He is a speaker and strategic advisor on resilient growth and innovation under uncertainty and the author of Rogue Waves, which Adam Grant called, “An actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it.”
He was the global futurist at HP (Hewlett-Packard). Inc. called him, “a Silicon Valley legend” because his consultancies have developed 350 products for Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo and the US government. He delivers thought leadership for organizations like: TED, Bloomberg, Fast Company and HBR.Read Less
Rogue Waves Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change
According to Harvard Business Review, Hewlett-Packard had a great year in 2020, despite economic fall-out from the pandemic. Meanwhile, their competitor Xerox declined over 60 percent that year. Why? Like eight of the ten largest publicly held companies, Xerox didn’t even consider the possibility of a pandemic, according to its SEC Risk Factors filing.
But Jonathan Brill did. The former resident futurist at HP, Brill is more than a speaker. He’s a practitioner of change who knows that today’s businesses are sailing in stormy waters. In this industry-changing talk, based on his new book Rogue Waves, Brill shows how we can ride out even the fiercest of storms to come out stronger on the other side. Drawing from years of experience as a Fortune 500 executive, advisor, and entrepreneur, Brill gives business leaders a practical action plan to:
- Capitalize on the 10 economic, technological, and social trends, or waves, most likely to collide and reshape the business world
- Implement techniques that all managers at any level can use to turn sudden risks into outsized opportunities
- Create a culture of entrepreneurship and experimentation
- Learn and scale the leadership skills and processes that will help transform their companies into resilient and adaptable organizations
How to Solve a Trillion Dollar Problem
There’s something profoundly wrong with the way we see the future.
Yes, we’re experiencing more social, economic, and technological change than ever before. But the resulting business, political and climate volatility isn’t a threat, it’s a cornucopia of multi-trillion dollar opportunity. That is, if you are a leader with the skills to turn it to your advantage.
And that’s what you’ll gain in this powerful talk—immediately usable tools to flip existential financial, operational, external and strategic threats into your biggest opportunities. If that’s a skill you’d like to improve, join us for this powerful conversation.
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“Jonathan Brill has spent his career navigating the tensions between anticipating the future and adapting to the present. His book offers an actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it.”
“Seemingly crazy ideas, which first appear as distant specks on your business horizon, can grow into giant waves that sink your company. Jonathan Brill’s Rogue Waves is an indispensable guide for staying ahead of these storms. Drawing on a wide range of useful examples, Brill offers valuable lessons on how to navigate strategically rather than passively through rapidly changing markets.”
“Rogue Waves is the rarest of important business books. It’s a page turner. Brill’s captivating examples of resilience cross fields and industries—even centuries. If you need to lead through uncertainty, this is a must-read. Unless, of course, you prefer to leave your future up to fate.”
“In Rogue Waves, Jonathan Brill makes a profound contribution to the science of decision making and the psychology of leadership.”
“Brill is the Michael Porter of resilient growth. In Rogue Waves, he shares the same step-by-step approach that he has used to help my firm and our clients repeatedly ride the waves in 46 countries. Absolutely vital.”
“Rogue waves are coming at us with unnerving frequency as the world wrestles with major economic, sociopolitical, and technological shifts. Jonathan Brill walks you through the awareness, behavioral change, and cultural change your organization must implement to take advantage of the opportunities embedded in these shifts. Turn the future to your advantage with Jonathan Brill’s practical tools. Don’t miss this book if you want to surf the next wave.”
“Jonathan’s common-sense approach and scenario-planning toolkit have not only helped us get out in front of, thrive, and benefit from change but instilled a team culture that enables us to survive and mitigate against volatility. Rogue Waves is the twenty-first century’s answer to Competitive Strategy. Essential reading for any strategy or policy team!”
“Timely and desperately needed, Rogue Waves is practical advice from the best in the field. It’s the new standard on resilient growth strategy. Highly recommended for business leaders who need to go beyond VUCA.”
“If you face disruption, Rogue Waves is your secret weapon.”
“Jonathan Brill isn’t Nostradamus, but for the world’s top business and government leaders, he’s the next best thing. In Rogue Waves you’ll learn the powerful tools to turn the future to your favor.”
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