David Bodanis is a futurist, business advisor and a New York Times Best-Selling Author.
An American national, David has resided in London since the 1980s.
He studied mathematics, physics and history at the University of Chicago, and for many years taught the “Intellectual Tool-Kit” course at Oxford University.
As a futurist and business advisor, he has worked for the Royal Dutch Shell Scenario Prediction unit, modelling economic futures, as well as for the Future Planning Unit at the World Economic Forum.
As a writer, Bodanis’ books have met with considerable success. His first book, ‘The Secret House‘, reached The New York Times Best Seller List, establishing David as a popular science writer.
In 2001, ‘E=mc2‘ was published. The book has since sold over one million copies and published in 28 languages. It has been made into a Channel 4 drama-documentary, and even into a ballet at Sadler’s Wells (winning the Southbank award for best dance in the UK).
David Bodanis’ other books include the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize winner – Electric Universe (2006); the BBC Book of the Week – also featured on the cover of The Economist – Passionate Minds (2007); and Einstein’s Greatest Mistake (2016), named ‘Science Book of the Year’ by the Sunday Times, and also translated in most major markets: Germany, China, Japan, and others.
David’s book ‘Can You Succeed Without Being a ****: The Art of Fairness in 10 Brief Lives‘ was released in 2020.
In the media, David has made appearances on BBC Newsnight, Start the Week, and other programs; and has features or provided opinion pieces in the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times and elsewhere.
A genuine renaissance man: futurist, historian, scientist, business advisor and prize-winning author, David Bodanis delivers engaging presentations around futures, innovation and creativity.
David is revered for having a unique skill in drawing out lessons and ideas from science that are relevant to the everyday world, such as the transformational impact of technology.
Speaking topics include:
- How Innovation Works
- How Globalisation has Failed and Succeeded in the Past
- Deep Trends in Technology and Society
- The Corporation of the Future
Furthermore, in line with his forthcoming book ‘Can You Succeed Without Being a ****‘ – David delivers popular speeches on how individuals and companies can succeed while still remaining fair.
Some of David’s most recent audiences include:
- Goldman Sachs (several talks in NY)
- Google (HQ in both UK and US)
- Mishcon de Reya
- General Dynamics
- The Gates Foundation