4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist

Jacob Morgan

At a glance:

Jacob Morgan is best-selling author, futurist, and highly sought after keynote speaker. He speaks at conferences and events around the world on the future of work and employee experience.

After graduating with honors in business management economics and psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, Jacob was excited to join the corporate world. At his first job he was told that he’d be traveling the country, meeting with executives and entrepreneurs, and doing all sorts of exciting work. A few months in, he was stuck doing data entry, cold calling, and PowerPoint presentations. One day the CEO came out of his nice corner office, handed Jacob a $10 bill and said “I’m late for a meeting, go grab me a cup of coffee, and get something for yourself as well.” That was the last corporate job he ever had. Today, Jacob Morgan is a trained futurist and one of the world’s leading authorities on the leadership, employee experience, and the future of work. He speaks in front of tens of thousands of people each year and his content is seen over a million times a year. Jacob is the best-selling author of four books: The Future Leader (2020), The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012). He speaks at over 50 conferences a year including TED Academy which is one of the largest TED events in the world. In addition Jacob provides advisory and thought leadership services to various organizations around the world.

He is the founder of The Future of Work University at FutureOfWorkUniversity.com, an online education and training platform that helps individuals and organizations thrive in the rapidly changing world of work. Courses explore topics such as employee experience, the future of work, and leadership skills. Jacob also created “The Future If,” a global community of business leaders, authors and futurists who explore what our future can look like IF certain technologies, ideas, approaches and trends actually happen. The community looks at everything from AI and automation to leadership and management practices to augmented reality and virtual reality, the 4th industrial revolution and everything in between.

His work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Unilever, Cisco, Mastercard, Nestle, Best Buy, SAP, KPMG, T-Mobile, Schneider Electric, and many others.

In addition, Jacob hosts The Future of Work Podcast a weekly show where he speaks with senior executives, authors, and business leaders about how the world of work is changing. His Youtube channel explores the latest concepts and ideas around the future of work with inspiring and educational 2-3 minute videos.

He has also contributed to and been cited in publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Glamour, the MIT Sloan Management Review, USA Today, and The Harvard Business Review.

  • THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP: SKILLS AND MINDSETS TO LEAD IN 2025

    Most leadership discussions and research focus on the present, however in this rapidly changing world we must focus on what it will take to be a great leader in the next 10 years.

    This presentation is based on Jacob’s new groundbreaking book coming out at the end of 2019 which is based on interviews with over 100 CEOs around the world and a general population survey of thousands of people. The outcome of this research reveals the most crucial skills and mindsets that individuals must possess if they want to be effective leaders in the future of work. In this talk Jacob will share insights from his CEO interviews and research, along with plenty of stories, examples, and frameworks for how the audience can be great future leaders.
  • EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF YOUR INDUSTRY

    As a futurist Jacob has delivered keynotes on everything from the future of finance to the future of healthcare.

    By applying futurist frameworks and models Jacob is able to paint a picture of the key trends driving your industry and what the future of your industry may actually look like. Jacob will also provide some advice on what your organization or audience can do to prepare for the future.
  • THE EXPERIENTIAL ORGANIZATION: HOW THE BEST ORGANIZATIONS ARE WINNING THE WAR FOR TALENT AND CRUSHING THE COMPETITION

    Investment in employee engagement has never been higher yet scores have never been lower, how can that be the case?

    For decades we have been investing in short-term “adrenaline shot” programs such free food or work-from-home Fridays with no impact for employees or the organization. Instead of forcing people into outdated workplace practices the world’s top companies are redesigning work around their people by focusing on three environments: culture, technology, and the physical workspace. Based on Jacob’s ongoing research of 252 organizations, he will share why employee experience is the next big area of investment, what the top companies are doing, and how you can go about creating an Experiential Organization. The future of work is all about the employee experience.

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