Inspirational speaker, researcher and world traveller
The Egyptian pyramids may still be standing, but the pyramids in our society are collapsing. Traditional structures of organisation make way for new and innovative connections. Let Farid Tabarki, inspiring speaker, researcher and world traveller, help you reinvent your business principles.
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What Farid Tabarki's clients say
"We were very happy that Farid was able to join our Symposium. With his topic ‘Megatrends – What a radically transparent and decentralized world looks like’ he gave us some insights, certainly thought provoking. We will never look at the Internet in the same way. With his wonderfully dynamic and engaging style, he was pretty much aware of the context, kept the attention of our audience and was extremely well received. He is an excellent presenter."
"Farid showed genuine interest in our company and its vision and moderated the debate in a very dynamic, inspiring and energetic way. Besides that, his short introduction presentation about global trends and challenges was spot on."
"It has been a great pleasure to have worked with Farid for PICNIC 2012. His drive to really understand the topic at hand resulted in passionate discussions, which led up to a great, custom made speech that differentiated itself through fast paced, and very contagious, high-level thinking, and an engaging delivery."
"Farid is an inspiring speaker and a very pleasant person to work with. His enthusiastic presentations intrigue his audience."
"During an event Farid ensures an innovative dynamism with his verbal waterfall on trends and developments."
"Farid is an innovative and inspiring speaker and excellent in moderating intricate panel discussions on an interactive and clear way."
"As the national leading lottery organisation with an International ambition we invited Farid to give our 150 colleagues a glance in the future. This in order to get inspired and to start a big innovative ideation session build on the opportunities that lay ahead for our organisation and our colleagues. Farid was able to enlighten us with his sharp analysis of the social, technological and consumer trends he distinguishes. We got a real taste of what drivers of the current consumer are and so how the current Zeitgeist’ is. His highly energetic way of presenting and his sincere interest in our challenges make of Farid a pleasant and inspiring speaker."
Farid Tabarki's 2022 biography
Farid Tabarki is a sought-after international keynote speaker and conference moderator. He makes connections that surprise his various audiences: he may explain how CEOs can learn from Rihanna’s song ‘Diamonds’ or a bank manager from philosopher Peter Sloterdijk. He captivates his audience by embedding a strong vision for the future in the current reality for his client.
Farid, who has a Tunisian father and a Dutch mother, possesses passports of the countries of both parents. He has sought for his true identity and found it in world citizenship. As a logical consequence, he is an avid traveller, keen on visiting all countries of the world. The counter now stands at 171 countries.
Farid presented various television programs: MTV Coolpolitics during several Dutch parliament elections, and ‘Dare to Think, from Socrates to Sartre’ which was about how to integrate philosophical insights in ones daily life. He regularly publishes articles in books and magazines, and has been a columnist for Dutch daily newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad for more than five years.
In 2012, Farid was awarded the title of Trendwatcher of the Year 2012-2013. The jury report states: ‘Farid impresses, with his mix of clients and his broad international orientation. He stands for quality and transparency and despite the serious content, he manages to present that on a smooth and witty way. He certainly can be seen as a shining and passionate driver in professionalisation of the sector trend watching.’
Since 2013 Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant included Farid in the top-200 of the most influential people in the Netherlands. Back then he was the youngest on the list although fast forward to the present day and he’s still one of the youngest on the list.
Next to researching and presenting, Farid takes an active role in bringing about change. He’s amongst others member of the supervisory board of Stadgenoot (a housing corporation in Amsterdam) and the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund (one of the largest culture funds in The Netherlands). As a member of Platform Education2032, commissioned by the Dutch government, he formulated the framework of a future curriculum for primary and secondary education.
His book, ‘The End of the Middle – what a society of extremes means for people, companies and states’ was received with critical acclaim. In the book, Farid gives a vivid account of megatrends he sees in business and society as a whole: radical transparency, radical decentralisation and the liquid society. One of the main drivers is technological development, enabling all three of these megatrends. His book addresses the consequences of these massive changes for business, civil society, education and the individual.
Recently, Studio Zeitgeist (of which Farid is the founder) has published the whitepaper ‘The Transformation Playground, Reinventing Business Principles. It presents in-depth analyses of the seven organising principles, which Farid believes are the most important ones for businesses to put in practice.
Keynotes by Farid Tabarki will always encompass an enthralling vision for the future, tailored to the audience he is addressing.
Farid Tabarki’s Current/Past Roles & Positions
• Founding director of Studio Zeitgeist, which researches and shapes the zeitgeist
• Author of ‘The End of the Middle’
• former columnist at Dutch daily newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad
• Since 2013 listed among the 200 most influential Dutch people by De Volkskrant
• Often uses rich visuals with his presentations with many references to high and low culture
• Main focuses: liquid society, radical decentralisation, radical transparency, the Transformation playground
Farid Tabarki's 2022 speaking fees
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