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TOM GOODWIN

RETHINKING

“First we shape our tools, then they forever shape us”

MARSHALL MCLUHAN

 

The most successful companies today are the ones with the courage to challenge rules, who build themselves on different assumptions, who challenge the status quo, but do so based on the next paradigm, not the last. It is companies who hope to survive by making small incremental changes that now lose out to the ones that bet big on radical innovation and change.

If you were to conceive your company, your department, your team or your life today it would likely look rather different. If you rethought rather than reorganised, if you placed technology at the center and not at the edge, if you considered it oxygen to breathe life into possibilities, not oil to smooth over problems, then your future path would feel different and far more exciting.


The pace of change is accelerating, consumers behaviors change faster than ever, new threats and opportunities appear from nowhere and the world seems both more volatile and unpredictable than ever.


This moment is the best time to rethink what we do, how we do it, to digitally and culturally transform, to get excited about what new possibilities emerge each day, and act with urgency to make bold changes come to life. That’s what I’m here to do.

“When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”

MARGARET DRABBLE

The shockwaves of the pandemic and lockdowns in 2020 have made us all realize that uncertainty is one of the greatest challenges of the modern era. In the face of the unknown, we default to normalization and steadiness, yet this moment affords a rare chance to be optimistic, to take risks, and to explore how you can change to best grow in the future.

CONSULTING

“The barrier to disruptive innovation often isn’t knowing enough—it’s knowing way too much about how things have always been.”

TOM GOODWIN

Tom has delivered over 100 keynote speeches across 80 cities across 42 countries, along with engaging, energetic, and provocative virtual talks across a range of sectors.

 

Unlike many authors, he creates entirely customized presentations in collaboration with event organizers. This is to ensure the most compelling content for every setting, from large-scale public events to internal sales meetings to webinars, promotional videos, and more, and the best results for clients who seek to inspire specific actions and outcomes.

 

See below for more on Tom’s latest and most in demand presentations. 

SPEAKING

TOM'S WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED IN:

THE NEW YORK TIMES / THE ECONOMIST / THE GUARDIAN / CNBC / TECHCRUNCH / ADWEEK / INC / WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

BUY BOOK

“What would your company look like if you set it up today?”

DIGITAL DARWINISM

 

The book is based on the principle of the paradigm leap, and how modern businesses are constrained by old thinking, incorrect assumptions and muscle memory. It’s a simple, fresh book designed to get ambitious people to drive their careers and companies forward.

To see more please visit this website.

“What are we going to do with all this future?”

Digital & Cultural Transformation

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ABOUT TOM

“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”

TOM GOODWIN

 

Hello, I’m Tom Goodwin. The quote above is from one of my early op-eds, written for TechCrunch and referenced in The New York Times, looking at technology and its implications across culture and the economy. 

 

It's my job to understand how the world is and isn't changing, and which technologies are distractions and which have profound implications for business. I’m fascinated by technology but focused on people and how they behave. I then use this understanding and the provocative questions it raises to deliver presentations and strategies that help ambitious companies and startups unlock growth. 

 

I’ve recently completed my second book, Digital Darwinism: Surviving the New Age of Business Disruption. I’m the host of The Edge, a Euronews technology show broadcast to 250 million households around the world, and have published over 500 articles in leading U.S. and global publications. I am optimistic about what technology means for business and society and believe that to drive progress, we need to understand it more and embrace what matters now.