Diana Wu David: Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration

Diana Wu David
Diana Wu David

Strategist and former Financial Times executive Diana Wu David is passionate about helping companies and executives to be more entrepreneurial, resilient and successful in the face of constant change.

In her book Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration”, Diana shares powerful practices to shift mindsets and gear up for success in a rapidly changing world.

For too many of us, work has become an inescapable treadmill of personal sacrifice. But having the career we want shouldn’t require us to lose ourselves. We all deserve a humanistic and sustainable job environment–and now we can have it.

In Future Proof, Diana Wu-David tells how her own career-focused existence shifted after the suicide of a friend, prompting her to realize there was a better way to work. Drawing on real-life stories, arguing for being truly present in life, she shows you how you can use innovation in your career and life–including experimentation, collaboration, reinvention, and recalibrating success–to make your career more resilient, relevant, competitive, and enjoyable in an ever-changing global landscape.

You can have a prosperous career packed with meaning, joy, and purpose–and this book is the tool that will help you get off that treadmill and run free.

Watch Diana’s TEDx talk below to learn more:

Diana Wu David

Diana Wu David is the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration”, a book about how to adopt more agile mindsets and practices to prepare yourself for success in a fast-changing world, across a 100-year life. Diana currently teaches as an adjunct professor of leadership at Columbia Business School’s EMBA Global Asia and for the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma. A former Financial Times executive, Diana also works with CEOs and board directors to enhance their leadership agility, influence, collaboration and resilience. Her clients have included the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the World Bank, Expedia, Asia Development Bank and Credit Suisse. She began her career and leadership education as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger.

Diana has an MBA from Columbia Business School, is a past recipient of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders award and a former Luce Foundation Scholar. She serves as Vice Chair of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce HK, and on advisory boards of Shared Value Project Hong Kong and Teach4HK and several private companies. She is also an active participant in Women Corporate Directors and The Women’s Foundation, empowering women at all levels to lead and contribute. ​

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