What our clients say

"Your workshop at the London Business School last year was a milestone in my life. I would like to thank you for that. I have just visited New York with my family and we saw some of the innovations you spoke about happening. It was a great experience, and now they can be convinced that what I told them after your session was true!"
Jaron Wiedmaier, General Director, Continental Tires Russia

"It was so inspirational that you could not but be excited! Wolfgang was saying it is great to think big and be emotionally excited by taking on challenging opportunities. It was against this backdrop that the acquisition of Laing took place. We looked at the risks - and the opportunities. Although incremental improvements are OK, you do need a step change."
Ray O'Rourke, CEO of Laing O'Rourke

"This was the best, most provocative summary ever about (the future of) China."
William Kistler, President, Urban Land Institute, Europe

"Wolfgang's thinking is constantly challenging the norms and dares you to go out of the box. Supercharged by his passion, this is a unique and powerful skill."
Martin George, Commercial Director, British Airways

"Practical and inspirational. Highly relevant if you don't want someone else eating your cheese."
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Wolfgang Grulke

Author and Futurist; Chairman Emeritus FutureWorld International Limited

A former IBM executive, Wolfgang worked internationally with IBM for more than 25 years and was awarded the prestigious IBM Outstanding Innovation Award. He started FutureWorld as an informal business network in 1987. Since that time FutureWorld has been instrumental in helping major corporations and venture capital firms position themselves for the new world economy. He has addressed audiences in more than 20 countries, in person, on radio and on television. His article 'In Search of Simplicity' won the NACCA award for the best business article of the year and 'From Value Chain to Marketspace' was awarded the AFSM International Writing Award for Professional Writers and Consultants in Boston. Wolfgang is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at the London Business School and teaches regularly on the School's flagship Senior Executive Programme. He also works with Duke CE and Oxford University's Said Business School.

His best-selling books "Ten Lessons from the Future" and "Lessons in Radical Innovation: Out-of-the-box straight to the bottom line" are published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall world-wide and are also available in Chinese, Arabic and Spanish.

"It is no longer possible to learn just from experience - in this warp-speed world, it has become essential to learn from the future!"

Books by Wolfgang Grulke with Gus Silber

10 Lessons from the Future
Radical Innovation

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