General Thinker Profile


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Carl Stormer
Speaker, trainer, musician
Oslo, Norway

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Chris Meyer

Founder, Author, Consultant | Nerve LLC

Boston, MA, United States

"Anticipate and Shape the Future of Business"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

Brand StrategyBusiness DevelopmentDigital MediaEntrepreneurshipEventsJournalismPoliticsSustainabilityTechnologyWriting

Very good at:
+ Picking up weak signals and imagining implications
+ Convening, facilitating and distilling discussions about future issues
+ Reframing issues

About me & my work:

I've been tracking the evolution of the economy since the early 1980s. For half that time I ran a consulting practice offering advice to the information industries; the other half has been focused on taking that advice: I ran a think tank, published four books, created two businesses, and continued to advise large and small companies.

Currently I'm Founder of Nerve LLC, my innovation advisory firm; a Trustee of the FundaciĆ³n InnavaciĆ³n Bankinter, in Madrid; Chair of the Innovation Fellows of EY; and I continue to speak and write on the evolution of the economy.

My point of view has been shaped by my background in math and economics. Some life-changing books for me: Chance and Necessity (Jacques Monod); The Diamond Age (Neal Stephenson); At Home in the Universe (Stuart Kauffman); and Sugarscape (Joshua Epstein).

Consequently I believe (1) everything evolves; (2) self-organizing systems shape the world; (3) agent-based modeling is to social science what calculus has been to physical science--the toolset that will make a body of thinking rigorous and predictive.

I'll mention that my first book, BLUR, was a Business Week Best Seller and my most recent, Standing on the Sun, was on the FT's list of the Best Books of 2012.

My links:

Christopher Meyer | This site describes me and my work. (Will be replaced with a new version on or about November 1, 2015)

Standing On The Sun | The Facebook page for my 2012 book of the same name.

Stern Strategies | My listing at my speaking agent


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