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Vikram Mansharamni

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Harvard University Lecturer, Investor and Author, Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst

Fee Range: $20,001 – $30,000
Location:
Massachusetts

Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He first gained widespread attention with the release of his first book, Boombustology, which provided a framework for spotting bubbles BEFORE they burst. Since then, he has been a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. His ideas and writings have also appeared in Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times and a long list of other publications. The 500 million member Linkedin network listed him as the #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance and Economics for both 2015 and 2016 and Worth Magazine profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance. Millions of readers have enjoyed his unique multi-lens approach to connecting seemingly irrelevant dots. He also regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices on how to manage their allocations in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.

Vikram is currently a lecturer at Harvard University, where he teaches students to use multiple perspectives in making tough decisions. Previously, he was a Lecturer at Yale University. In addition to teaching, he also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate the radical uncertainty in today's business and regulatory environment. He has a PhD and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelors degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

Winning In A Complex World - The Generalist Advantage
Every day, we are confronted with radical uncertainty. To cut through the noise of our complex, interconnected world, we have increasingly come to rely on hyper-specialized experts. The trend toward specialization has helped us to solve important problems, but what if the pendulum has swung too far? Vikram Mansharamani thinks it has and offers scores of compelling real-life exles showing how focused vision can lead us to miss the most important signals “ the ones we're least primed to see. Instead, Vikram advocates cultivating a broader view - a generalist's mindset. When most people encounter seemingly irrelevant information, they think, So what?! Generalists think isn't that interesting! and look to connect the dots “ often arriving at very different conclusions from the experts. Vikram's real life exles reveal an effective approach to anticipate the future.

Global Dis-Integration: Threat Or Opportunity?
Political upheavals are signaling a widespread rejection of globalization. And it's not just happening in the North Atlantic. Nationalist figures are popping up the world over. Meanwhile, global trade growth has been slowing. What's driving these seismic shifts, and how should we navigate the great uncertainty they generate? Global trend-spotter Vikram Mansharamani takes audiences on a tour of global economic and political chaos, outlining the deeper forces”demographic, cultural, and technological “ driving the unrest. In doing so, he gives audiences the tools to identify both risks and opportunities in a world of dis-integrating business. And, challenging the pessimism that this story might prompt, Mansharamani concludes by describing a long-run reason for hope: the rise of the global middle class.

The Global Consumption Boom - Why Everything Is About To Change
As the middle-class balloons in emerging nations, a global consumption boom will have an unprecedented impact on food, fuel, precious metals and other commodities. The likely impact on the global standard of living will drive geopolitical and economic uncertainty. Vikram Mansharamani untangles the dynamics and helps audiences think differently about the nature of global prosperity and how it will shape their business.

The End of Cheap Food - A Forecast
Food is emerging as one of the future's most volatile assets. Shifting political, economic, climatic and societal change all factor into the equation. Vikram Mansharamani shows that the era of cheap food is over and describes the geo-political and geo-economic ramifications “ from Wall Street to Pudong. The implications of land grabs, fertilizer availability, climate change, water scarcity, and price-related food (in)security will have profound impact on our world.

Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst
Vikram contends the ability to identify financial (and other) bubbles before they burst is easier if you step outside your expertise. Narrow focus can lead to tunnel vision. Instead, look broadly through multiple lenses - to art markets, architecture, popular culture, economics, politics and more. Vikram empowers audiences with practical toll and assured them that they don't need to be an expert to effectively anticipate the future.

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