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c. 200-word bio

James Wallman is a cultural commentator, trend forecaster, and the international bestselling author of Stuffocation and Time And How To Spend It.

His latest book, Time And How To Spend It, released in the UK in April 2019, became a no. 1 bestseller within weeks of release:
… no. 1 in Business Motivation Skills;
… no. 1 in Business Time Management Skills; and
… no. 1 in New Age Thought & Practice;
… its highest rank, out of all books sold on Amazon, is no. 8 so far.

A contributing editor for IDEO, James’s opinions have appeared in publications like the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. 

He has appeared on TV and radio from Australia to Brazil, Germany, the US and the UK, including: the BBC, the ABC and MSNBC.

He runs boutique innovation and trend forecasting firm, The Future Is Here. Clients range from KPMG to Design Hotels, ABTA, HSBC, Facebook, Yell and Eventbrite.

James holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford; an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London; and a PgD in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

James has spoken at Google HQ in California, the Collision Conference in Las Vegas, the London School of Economics, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of the Arts, and 10 Downing Street. He has hosted Guardian Masterclasses, and run courses at the Schools of Life in London, Antwerp and Istanbul. He is an ambassador for the charity Global Action Plan.

James has lived in France, Greece and California. He currently lives in London with his wife and two children.

100-word bio

James Wallman is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and futurist.

He runs strategy, innovation, and futures consultancy The Future is Here. Recent clients include KPMG, HSBC, KFC, IDEO, and Facebook.

He has written two best-selling books:

  • Time And How To Spend It (Penguin, April 2019)

  • Stuffocation (self-published 2013; Penguin, 2015; now in 7 languages)

Wallman has advised companies from Absolut to Zurich Financial. He has given talks from Amsterdam to Las Vegas; at venues including the Googleplex and 10 Downing Street.

He has forecast the future since 2004.

His opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. He has appeared on TV and radio from Australia to Brazil and the US.

He has an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford, and a PgD in Entrepreneurship from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.


Tech specs

  • James's first priority is to engage, entertain, inform and inspire your audience. He uses slides to add to his presentation. His talks are about as far from "death by Powerpoint" as you could get!

  • We create slides using a MacBook Pro in Keynote, but of course can export to Powerpoint or PDF.

  • We create presentations in either 4:3 or 16:9 — please let us know which you prefer in plenty of time.

  • James is happy to present from his laptop, to send the presentation in advance, or bring it on a stick — or all three!

    • If James is to present from his laptop, please ensure you have a HDMI to Thunderbolt converter. (Or let us know that you don’t have one.)

    • We tend to use audio and video in our presentations, so please confirm that you have full A/V.

  • Please note that if James presents from the venue’s system, and the system is PC-based, he will require 45 minutes to 1 hour onsite to ensure the presentation looks as good as possible. (Powerpoint has a habit of messing with our beautiful decks.)