Speaker

James Wallman

Futurist, Journalist and Author

“The way we express our identities and get status, and shake our tail feathers is not so much through what we have, it’s through what we do.”

James Wallman has been forecasting the future since 2004.

A bestselling author, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and government adviser, he has written 2 bestselling books about the experience economy; Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015) and Time And How To Spend It (Penguin, 2019).

His opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. He has appeared on TV and radio from the ABC to the BBC, the CBC and MSNBC.

And He advises the British government on the experience economy: he is 'Sector Specialist, Experience Economy' at the UK's Department for International Trade.

His book Stuffocation was published in 2015 by Penguin. This seminal work is about what James believes to be the defining problem, and most important cultural trend, of the 21st century: we have too much stuff, and our culture's materialism has to change – and it is changing.

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Why Experientialism Is The New Materialism
James WallmanFuture You
James sees a problem. The defining problem, and most important cultural trend, of the 21st century, in fact. We have too much stuff. Our culture's materialism has to change – and James has an idea.
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