OUR WHY: The Audacity Gap
In a world of exponential change and growing uncertainty, we believe the best way of predicting the future is to invent it. And we believe audacious people and ideas power radically better futures. But the first step to closing the audacity gap is to get unstuck.
3 Big Questions
We need to radically rethink and re-imagine how we solve problems and build the future - in life, organizations, & society.
How do I become my best self?
How do you build a thriving organization in the new age of disruption?
How might we change systems to build a better world?
Areas of focus
Future of Work, Learning, & HR
Automation, demographics, and the gig economy are changing why, how, when, where, and with whom we we work, learn, and lead.
Future of Tech & Humanity
Will AI kill jobs or create new ones? Will Blockchain power ISIS or give refugees an identity? Will VR brainwash our kids or teach them empathy? Just because we can build it, should we?
Future of Government & Philanthropy
The complexity of today's challenges require us to move away from funding programs to driving systems change.
Future of Strategy & Leadership
Having grown up in the industrial age, leaders and executive now need to fundamentally shift in mindset and management from Predict & Control to Sense & Respond.
Future of Finance & Economy
We have built economic and financial models that optimize for the wrong goals, incentivize undesired behaviours, and have made us subservient to them rather than the opposite. It is time we change that.
what we do
We inspire, instigate, and incubate thinking, approaches, and ideas that build future-ready people, organizations and societies.
We inspire leaders & innovators through speaking engagements, publications, and curated events that provide them with the mindsets, skills, and tools they need to re-imagine and invent the future.
We instigate change by partnering with boards and executives to build future-ready businesses and organizations. Using our unique 100-day Sprint methodology, we help leaders move the needle on their top innovation & transformation priorities.
We incubate new ideas re-imagining the future, taking them from concept to reality and bringing partners around the table along the way.
Our portfolio of work cuts across sectors, geographies, and issue areas allowing us to discover hidden patterns and connect unusual suspects.
Future of Work & Youth
We have partnered with a $30B financial institution on their $500M commitment over 10 years to prepare young people for the future of work.
Future of Higher Education
We are partnering with a number of major employers to re-imagine talent and skill development for the future - leveraging the power of personalized, experiential learning combined with technology and data.
Future of Technology & Humanity
We are developing a global prize for youth to use 10 exponential technologies (e.g. AI, VR/AR, Blockchain, Genetics, etc) to solve for humanity's 20 grand challenges in alignment with the UN's Global Goals (e.g. Poverty, Education, Health, Environment, etc).
In addition to our core team featured below, we leverage a network of innovators and practitioners around the world.
EVP & CHRCO, Sun Life
Founder & CE - Unveiling Africa Foundation
President, Carleton University
Managing Partner, Deloitte
Social Media Editor - BuzzFeed Canada
Founder -Ten Thousand Coffees
CFO - Atlantic Industries Limited
Artificial Intelligence Fellow - The Associated Press
Director of Systems Innovation & MaRS Solutions Lab - MaRS Discovery District
Senior Strategy & Operations Leader - Strategy & Operations Consulting
Senior Legal Counsel & Assistant Secretary - Power Corporation of Canada & Power Financial Corporation
Management Consultant - Centigo
Managing Associate - Next Street
Co-Director - RADIUS
Executive Director - Food First NL
Deputy Director, Office of Evaluation Sciences - GSA
Chief of Staff - CPA Ontario
News Director - Global News
Founder & CEO - LeDaveed
CEO - Canopy Labs
Founder & CEO - Antara Global Health Advisors
Founder at Foster America
Principal - Kois Invest
Emerging Markets Director - Hampton Creek
Project Manager - Dalberg
Director External Relations - City of Edmonton
Executive Advisor & Coach
Head of Asia Pacific Environment, Social, Governance - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Event Coordinator - UONGOZI Institute
Director - SurePath Capital Partners
Founder - Catalog
College Instructor - Sciences Po
CEO & Co-founder - X Movement
CEO & Founder - Opencare
Chief, Business Relationships - GNB
Managing Director - FCLT Global
President - Mediative
Founder - Spartan Bioscience
Director, Advanced Analytics - Economical Insurance
Co-Founder - Chatterbox Games
VP Growth - Finaeo Inc.
Co-Founder - Complice
CEO - The MATCH International Women's Fund
Founder - RetroBrain R&D
Consultant - The Boston Consulting Group
President & CEO at Pearson College UWC
Public Affairs Director for Uber Canada
Program Director - The Graham Boeckh Foundation
Author, community organizer, social entrepreneur