Prof. Richard Hames

Prof. Richard Hames

Asian Foresight Institute, Thailand

Intellectual & Philosopher Activist,

Director, Asian Foresight Institute, Thailand

  • An Australian citizen, educated in Europe and domiciled in Asia, Richard is considered to be among the world's most influential intellectuals and philosopher-activists
  • Honoured with numerous awards including a French Government Scholarship, a Leverhulme European Fellowship, the Mondadori Professorial Fellowship and the inaugural Lord Attlee Fellowship
  • Chairman of the Hames Group - a global think-tank  and strategic  design laboratory
  • President of Wayfinder and an elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science
  • Works as a strategic adviser  to governments  and multinational  corporations  around  the world, advising  his clients  on issues  of concern  to humanity  as a whole
  • Member of various  advisory  boards  and a personal mentor to Heads of State, entrepreneurs and some of the world's most innovative CEOs
  • Best known for pioneering Strategic Navigation - a radical approach to conscious evolution based on the fusion of systemic viability and collaborative co-design
  • As a foresight practitioner, Richard has examined topics ranging from  the  future  of  conflict  to  microtechnology   in  everyday  life,  financial  services,  transport,  urban development,  work,  terrorism,  philanthropy,  robotics,  taxation,  health  care,  social  networks,  political  systems, energy, natural resource management and learning
  • A compelling public speaker and celebrated writer, Richard is author of the best-selling book, The Management Myth: Exploring the Essence of Future Organizations. His second book, Burying the 20th Century - New Paths to New Futures, was published in 1997. Richard contributed  a chapter  entitled,  Requiem  for the Nation  State  in Reforming  the Public Sector (ed. C. Clark and D. Corbett,  Allen & Unwin, 1999) and was a key contributor  to Rewiring  Organizations  for the Connected  Economy  (Jossey-Bass  Pfeiffer,  Los Angeles,  2002)
  • The Five Literacies of Global Leadership (John Wiley & Son, London, 2007) was the result of ten years of research and argues a case for jettisoning many of today's leadership orthodoxies in order to liberate collective wisdom
  • Open Heart - Open Mind and Heresies: Essays on the Future of Humanity both focus on the reinvention of society and its institutions
  • As an entrepreneur and knowledge designer, Richard has focused on projects ranging across all sectors of the community, business  and  government,   focusing  particularly   on  rethinking   a  number  of  the  key  concepts underpinning  250 years of industrial  economism
  • An authority on the design of strategically relevant yet viable 'whole system' solutions for business and government in the knowledge society, Richard has built an enviable reputation with a range of clients spanning the globe and in all sectors of the economy
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