Insightful. Thoughtful. Accessible.

Chris invites audiences to quest together in making sense of this new world.

In a world quickly spinning out of control,
Chris is a point of balance and clarity.

Chris rips up the outdated mental maps that have served us so poorly in recent years—maps that led us to think that Brexit was impossible, that Trump was unelectable, that globalization was irreversible, that China’s democratization was inevitable, that facts were incontrovertible.

Chris draws a fresh map—one that describes the new world we’re in now—so that you, your organization, your profession or industry or country, can captain humanity’s voyage to a second Renaissance.

Chris Kutarna is the lead-off presenter for one of the three flagship Executive Education programmes at Oxford Saïd Business School—the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.

In his best-selling debut book,  Age of Discovery (with Ian Goldin), he drew upon Renaissance wisdom to predict both Brexit and Trump. Now, Chris helps audiences everywhere to take a deep breath, take a step back, and make sense of the time we live in.

The world always makes sense. But it doesn’t always make sense to us.

Shock, confusion, disruption: these emotions, which we experience almost daily in every field and industry, are personal proof that whatever map we’ve been navigating by no longer shows the world as it really is.


Chris can deliver keynotes that range from 15 minutes to 1 hour for a host of audiences, from senior level executives and mid-level managers in business to societal and emerging youth leaders.

Our Age of Discovery: Navigating to the New World​

Leave your immediate context to see the big picture of our moment - a rare, renaissance moment. This keynote helps leaders learn how to learn from the past to make new maps that will help their business, industry or society navigate to a new and different world.

Leading While Lost: A New Model of Leadership For The Now​

How is it possible to meaningfully respond to the historic challenges of this moment without knowing the way forward? Chris heps audiences get “unstuck” and feel liberated to practice the leadership the world needs now.

AI: History, Hype, Hysteria—and Hope​

In this talk, Chris makes sense of “Artificial Intelligence” in a way that helps you and your team to lead the development, adoption and consequences of emerging algorithmic technologies in your organization and in society.

Resurrecting Truth in our Social Media Age

"Let social media run amok. Everything it breaks, needed fixing."

In this conventional wisdom-busting keynote, Chris argues that it’s time to reach beyond our knee-jerk reactions to fake news and populist victories.


"Chris is a remarkable visionary."  - Alex Trebek

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