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Entrepreneur, Strategic Futurist, Mentor & Author


In 1998 he warned of the probability of hijacked planes being flown into the World Trade Centre. In 2005 he described to a group of Wall Street bankers the patterns that would lead to a global financial crisis just three years later. He correctly foresaw the circumstances that led to the impeachment of President Dilma Rouseff in Brazil. He was among the first futurists to anticipate the success of Apple’s first iPod and Tesla’s electric cars. He also predicted the socio-political conditions that eventually led to the Arab Spring, the release of Burma’s pro- democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and the election of Donald Trump. He is now talking about the collapse of capitalism as we know it and threats to the sovereignty of the EU.

Based purely on performance, Dr Richard Hames - Chairman of the Asian Foresight Institute, an elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science, and personal mentor to Heads of State, CEOs and entrepreneurs - is considered to be the most accurate futurist in the world.

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Described by Forbes Asia as “one of the smartest people on the planet” Richard is among our most influential thinkers and strategists. : Constantly sought after by government and business leaders for his remarkably accurate insights, Richard provides his audience with deep intelligence on a range of issues concerning the future of humanity.

An Australian citizen, educated in Europe and domiciled in Asia, Richard has been honoured with numerous awards. Not just a compelling and entertaining speaker, he is the author of seven books, and the executive director of the Centre for the Future - a unique global start- up whose mission is to redesign humanity’s presence on the Earth and to create a world that works for everyone. He co-founded MiVote, one of the hottest socio-political movements in the world, and also Horizon State - capitalised to the tune of around $100M overnight and whose blockchain-enabled voting platform was voted 7th out of 100 technologies most likely to change the world. Richard is also the strategic adviser behind Riversimple’s hydrogen car activities in the UK

As a foresight practitioner Richard and his team have examined hundreds of topics, ranging from the future of conflict and work, to taxation, business and manufacturing, food security, international terrorism, smart cities, financial services, health care, science and alternative energy.

In each case, the group thoroughly enjoyed your work - as I always do - and you provided a veritable smorgasbord of concepts, thinking, and reference points for everyone to take back with them. Quite apart from the clarity of your thinking, you have a special gift for 'connecting' with groups, and the interactive components become a significant feature in themselves. Chris Aston-James, MD, Aston-James International

Congratulations to you. I thought that your leadership was stunning and your facilitation of such an open-ended event as a well as with such large numbers was skilful, masterful and very clever.

Gerry White, CEO,

Thank you for providing me with a response to that niggling old chestnut, "If you could sit next to anyone on a flight to London who would it be? Dr. Richard David Hames will be my answer from here on in! In fact I'd even do a stop over, about turn and return flight with him. Stimulating, challenging and relevant - what a way to begin a Monday morning.

An Executive at the ANZ

Motivating and enlightening…

Melanie McMillan, Director, TAC

Incredibly insightful, interesting and intellectually stimulating

Sally-Anne Friedlander, Boral Learning Services

Richard's capacity to identify and weave together the major issues that are shaping our future world is extraordinary.

Australian Institute of Training & Development

Richard Hames has, in a very significant way, helped us to reshape the Australian Taxation Office and lay the foundations for a new organization that is now so essential as we move into a huge tax reform process here in Australia.

Peter Simpson, 2nd Commissioner - ATO

It is a rare person who is able to transform our thinking by creating a fundamentally new vision of how things could work better. Richard Hames is one of those people.

Sir Norman Joyce, Chairman, AMI

Richard offers us a new management paradigm to lead us back to community as the foundation for sustainable prosperity and balance.

Charles Macek, Chairman - IOOF

Richard’s ideas are for anyone searching for new meanings in work. Marvelous!”

Dr Charles Hampden-Turner, University of Cambridge
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