The Business Philosopher
Anders Indset is one of the world’s leading business philosophers and a trusted sparring partner to international CEOs and political leaders. Dubbed “Rock’n’Roll Plato” and “Digital Jesus” by European media, he is currently one of the most sought-after intellectuals with his approach to practical philosophy.
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What Anders Indset's clients say
"Anders seeks to understand. Learning how to learn – refining the art of being wrong – is the driving force behind Anders’ actions and thoughts. He describes his journey as a search for better explanations. Anders is also fascinated and driven by the potential of positive progress, and the liberating power of questioning supposedly self-evident truths."
"As a student of the science of consciousness, Anders Indset pursues a philosophy ofdialogical discovery and explores the space between ‘what is’ and ‘that which is not’. Contrary to the suggested binary of the digital world, he sees his work as a dance on the edge of mind and matter, which reveals ambiguities and is never absolute."
"To do this, Anders dives into the void in the dialogue in search of a better understanding. In line with his holistic approach to philosophy, he consciously unifies the differences and contradictions in order to let them grow into something new or a coherent whole – the refinement. He defines the prerequisite of the (European) refinement as a triad – peace, trust, and learning – an ethic that is shaped by learning from one another. It is the guideline for acting for one another – in society, politics, and business – and enables the perception of progress. From this the ‘Mit-Mensch’ – the fellow human being – arises. The philosophy of refinement has no end in mind, it is a process without a goal, resembling life itself: a “wonderful journey to nowhere”. Anders does not start from his own rigid construct of thought with which to explain the world, but rather from a relational and fluid philosophy from which concrete concepts – better explanations – emerge."
"For Anders, philosophy is a thinking practice. He brings thoughts to life."
Anders Indset's 2022 biography
Anders Indset’s Background
Anders Indset is a native Norwegian, who originally gained global recognition as “The Business Philosopher”, builds bridges between ‘Mensch & Technology’ and shapes the economy of tomorrow with his (approach to) practical philosophy. He has two decades of experience working with multinational organizations and is a trusted sparring partner for international CEOs and political leaders, and is a guest lecturer at leading international business schools. Whether on big stages or in small groups, his unconventional way of thinking and his inspiring and dynamic personality, he moves and activates people, and leads them beyond ‘the given’ and what they hold to be self-evident.
His work focuses on the dialogue between philosophy and business, which has boundless potential. Philosophy – “the art of being wrong” – supports the continuous improvement of business models, methods, and strategies by critically questioning basic economic assumptions and beliefs and uncovering core problems. The unlimited openness of this approach to paradoxes, differences, and ambiguities harbors the potential from which innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial perspectives and solutions can emerge.
Anders Indset is the author of three Spiegel bestsellers: “Wild Knowledge”, “The Quantum Economy”, and “Das infizierte Denken”, and has been translated into over 10 languages to date. In addition to his many co-initiated projects – GBI (Global Blockchain Initiative), #Enkelfähig, and “Die Veredlung Europas” (The European Refinement) – Anders is also a co-founder of the Njordis Group and the Global Institute of Leadership & Technology (GILT). Thinkers50 has ranked Anders as one of the most influential thinkers in leadership and business in the years to come. His philosophical work focuses on the ongoing search for better explanations and their practical implementation.
Anders Indset's 2022 talks & topics
The Art of Being Wrong
‘- The Art of Being Wrong – How to free ourselves from what we hold to be self-evident.
– The Quantum Economy – Saving the Mensch with Humanistic Capitalism
– The infected mind – From a knowledge society to a society of understanding
– #Enkelfähig – The Art of Doing Business in the 21st Century.
– Prosperity for Posterity – The Art of Doing Business
– Becoming a Leader of Change / LEADERS OF CHANGE
– From New Economy to the Quantum Economy
– Philosophy@Work – Practical Philosophy for Leaders
– Wild Knowledge – Outthink the Revolution
– The Second Quantum Revolution – From theory to practice
– The Path to Positive Progress
– Positive Progress and the Path towards Better Problems
– How to free ourselves from what we hold to be self-evident
– How to free ourselves from our old absolutes
The Quantum Economy
If we want to understand society, we must rethink the economy.” Taken from one of his latest Spiegel-Bestseller books, Anders develops three scenarios for the next 10 to 20 years, in which our future is irreversibly decided. He outlines a new operating system for the economy, which at the same time forms the basis of our future coexistence. The old economy is dead, the new economy is also dead. What follows is the Quantum Economy – a humanistic regenerative eco-capitalism.
What can we actually know? We’re facing a dilemma. It seems that access to virtually unlimited information prevents us from seeing the obvious, even if the answers are right in front of our eyes. For executives around the world, for all leaders of change, it is now important to connect the philosophy of the past with the scientific findings and technology of tomorrow. We are now ready to realize the full potential of wild knowledge and together rediscover the “lost art of thinking” and free ourselves from what we hold to be self-evident
AI on AI
What is artificial intelligence? How do we interpret intelligence, and what is a cognitive system? Is our brain just a chemical system for us to understand or could it be that we are creating intelligence beyond consciousness, yet still do not know what consciousness is? The very exciting, but also unpredictable and potentially risky future of General Artificial Intelligence is something that should concern everyone. We are confronted with completely new (existential) questions. How should we handle this? What future is desirable for us?
Mind. The Beauty
We now strive for digital super intelligence. Be it externally or by merging with technology. Anders refers to this as “the final narcissistic injury”. What will happen to our consciousness and subjective experiences when we have access to cloud thinking and machine-to-brain technologies? Anders takes a closer look at the beauty of our mind and what it means to be a human being. In this talk Anders takes a closer look at the current science of consciousness, and describes how quantum computers and artificial general intelligence will affect our lives.
Philosophers write books, practical philosophy changes the world. Anders presents his Philosophy@Work and shows why philosophical contemplation today belongs in every
industry and every organization. Anders outlines his postulates of change and shows how one can become a “leader of change” and thus take on an active role in shaping one’s own future.
It is now all about the future of organized human life and the survival of our species. What is a human being anyway? Join the exciting journey from what we thought we were, what we believe we are today all the way to what we might become in the future. In his work on the future of the human species, Anders takes a closer look at three plausible scenarios of where we are heading and how we can meet the two existential challenges of our next decade, namely avoiding ecological collapse and living with and coping with exponential technologies. An outlook into a time of permanent revolution and a world of improvisation. Is this a way to a potential singularity (posthumanism) or maybe the path towards HOMO OBSOLETUS? Or can we create a new story for humanity and a space for the “Mensch” (human being) in a world of perfect digital rationality and complete knowledge?
Anders Indset's 2022 speaking fees
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