Economist and Trends Expert
The world we live in is changing as we speak — that’s a scary prospect for many, but after a presentation by Linda Nazareth, you will feel like you have a handle on the future. The senior fellow for economics and population change at policy think-tank The Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Linda is an economist, a futurist, and a respected authority on the future of work. Her talks focus on what will happen — and what you need to think about to be on the right side of change.
Linda began her career as a government economist where she specialized in labor market planning. This was followed by a stint at a major financial institution as a senior economist. Wanting to change things up, Linda lobbied to have a job created for her on the Business News Network (BNN) while it was a startup, and spent a decade on-air as their in-house economist.
Now, Linda is a bestselling author and full-time keynote speaker. Her clients have included everyone from American Express through to The Economist, and all have benefitted from her ability to take big ideas and distill them into information that they can use for their own strategic plans.
Linda’s most recent book, Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy was nominated for the National Business Book Award. It draws on research and insights she has collected from cross-sector organizations and discusses why replacing the idea of “jobs” with that of “work” might not be that bad after all.
A frequent media commentator, Linda has been quoted everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to WIRED magazine, and is a columnist with The Globe and Mail.