Jonathan Brill – Choose Luck to Navigate Uncertainty

Jonathan Brill

Jonathan Brill, international bestselling author and Forbes #1 futurist shares vital insights on competencies for strategic luck that can help you navigate the unpredictable waters we face today.

Choose Luck: Tools to Navigate Uncertainty

Most people think luck is coincidence, fate or that you make it yourself. It’s not, it’s a science-based skill — and it’s one your audience can get dramatically better at, in less than an hour. If you are just making your own luck, you aren’t making nearly enough.

Luck, it turns out, isn’t chance. It’s a choice. Your audience can have more joy, success and ease with less effort through this science based, interactive keynote — no matter how lucky they are. Brill, an international best selling author and scholar on decision making, creates a sense of wonder and opens up a world of practical possibility for your audience through a combination of hilarious personal stories, intimate interactive moments and hard data.

By the end of the session, your audience will have practiced the four ‘Levers of Luck’ and have a take away souvenir to embed more luck in their lives.

At an optional facilitated event, after the talk Brill will facilitate a cocktail event, based on the pillars, where attendees will find the person they most want to talks to, make six times more connections than at a typical cocktail party. If previous events are a guide, over 80% will receive help with their most pressing challenge — at your event.

So, would you like a little more luck in your life?


Jonathan BrillJonathan Brill writes, speaks and advises on how to create, manage and turn radical change to your advantage. Brill is an expert on strategic foresight and technology innovation. His warm style, compelling stories, and intellectual rigor inspire visionaries and open even the most hard-boiled executives to new ways of thinking and doing.

Harvard Business Review recently called Brill, “The world’s leading transformation architect.” His visionary, yet pragmatic approach to the future is based on years as the Global Futurist at HP where he directed long-term strategy and planning. He is the Senior Fellow at HBR’s China New Growth Institute and Board Advisor at Frost & Sullivan, one of the world’s largest market intelligence firms.

He is the author of Rogue Waves, Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change (McGraw-Hill), the #2 selling economics book in China. The Economist called it, “A very important book for managers.” and Adam Grant called it, “An actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it.” He has taught the techniques in it to over 27,000 executives, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500 to the United States Secret Service.

Inc. magazine called Brill “A Silicon Valley legend.” because his innovation consultancies developed over 350 products and generated over $27B USD for clients like Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo and the US government. These projects have ranged from AI, search engines, and metaverse technologies to theme park rides and design of the US Pavilion at the 2015 World’s Fair (Expo Milano) to Taco Bell’s Gordita.

He is a frequent thought leader, speaker and contributor to HBR, TED, Global Peter Drucker Forum, SCMP, SXSW, J.P. Morgan, Singularity, Forbes, Korn Ferry, The Economist Global Business Report, Bloomberg, Sirius XM, Fast Company, The Project Management Institute, Brightline and Thinkers50. He has educated corporate leaders at Harvard and Stanford Universities.

He holds a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, spent years as a research consultant to the MIT Media Lab and in management training at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Jonathan’s keynotes are:

  • Choose Luck: Tools to Navigate Uncertainty
  • Architect your Future
  • What Your Children Need to Know About Tomorrow

Contact us if you would like to engage Jonathan Brill to speak at your next event.