Jonathan Brill

Expertise: Managing Radical Change
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Jonathan Brill

JONATHAN BRILL is a radical change agent who speaks and advises on how to create, manage and turn radical change to your advantage. Brill is an expert on strategic foresight and technology innovation. His warm style, compelling stories, and intellectual rigor inspire visionaries and open even the most hard-boiled executives to new ways of thinking and doing.
Harvard Business Review recently called Brill, “The world’s leading transformation architect.” His visionary, yet pragmatic approach to the future is based on years as the Global Futurist at HP where he directed long-term strategy and planning. He is the Senior Fellow at HBR’s China New Growth Institute and Board Advisor at Frost & Sullivan, one of the world’s largest market intelligence firms, with offices in 46 countries.
He is the author of Rogue Waves, Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change the #2 best selling economics book in China. The Economist called it, “A very important book for managers.” and Adam Grant called it, “An actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it.” He has taught the techniques in it to over 27,000 executives, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500 to the United States Secret Service.
Inc. magazine called Brill “A Silicon Valley legend.” because his innovation consultancies developed over 350 products and generated over $27B USD for clients like Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo and the US government. These projects have ranged from AI, search engines, and metaverse technologies to theme park rides and design of the US Pavilion at the 2015 World’s Fair (Expo Milano) to Taco Bell’s Gordita.
He is a frequent thought leader, speaker and contributor to HBR, TED, Global Peter Drucker Forum, SCMP, SXSW, J.P. Morgan, Singularity, Forbes, Korn Ferry, The Economist Global Business Report, Bloomberg, Sirius XM, Fast Company, The Project Management Institute, Brightline and Thinkers50. He has educated corporate leaders at Harvard and Stanford Universities.
He holds a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, spent years as a research consultant to the MIT Media Lab and in management training at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“Jonathan cuts through the noise and gets to a way everyone can approach uncertainty and change with greater confidence.” – Tiffani Bova, Global Growth and Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce

“Jonathan Brill isn’t Nostradamus but, for the world’s top business and government leaders, he’s the next best thing.” Bronwyn Syiek, Independent board director, Oxford University Press, International Personal Finance, Plc.

Rogue waves—radical systemic changes—are hitting business harder, faster and more often. Their violent impact has changed how companies win at strategy. Everyone gets hit by them, but some companies ‘flip their kayaks faster’ and take share while their competition simply try to tread water.

Some organizations consistently outperform their peers when rogue waves hit. They have developed ‘Systematic Intuition’ through simple, practical enhancements to their decision-making process.

You can future-proof your business to survive and profit from radical change. Join tens of thousands of executives at organizations like HP, Zoom, Samsung and the United States government who use Rogue Waves’ evidence-based frameworks, The ABCs of Resilient Growth, to maximize foresight, active risk and opportunity management.

This must-read survival guide gives you a practical action plan to:

Capitalize on the 10 economic, technological, and social undercurrents 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, experimentation and adaptation.

Learn and scale the leadership skills and processes that will help transform you companies into a more resilient and adaptable organization

Timely, important, and essential, Rogue Waves equips you with the predictive tools you need to take advantage of uncertainty, turn chaos into profit, and control your future, so that your company thrives―while your competitors are washed away.

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