Harvard Lecturer | Global Equity Investor | Bestselling Author of Boombustology
Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He gained widespread attention with the release of his first book, Boombustology, which provided a framework for spotting bubbles before they burst. Since then, he has been a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. In his engrossing talks, Dr. Mansharamani steps back from complex market dynamics and uses a multiple-lens framework to look at disparate data to provide actionable insights and indispensable information.
Dr. Mansharamani has been an active participant in the financial markets for the last 20 years. His experience includes positions in management consulting, investment banking, and asset management. In 2020 he released his second book, Think For Yourself, which argues for the importance of a return to common sense and autonomy in the face of a flood of data, expert opinions, and AI-controlled helpers.
Currently a lecturer at Harvard University, Dr. Mansharamani teaches students to use multiple perspectives in making tough decisions. Previously, he was a lecturer at Yale University. In addition to teaching, he also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate the radical uncertainty in today’s business and regulatory environment, and he also regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices on how to manage their allocations in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.
Dr. Mansharamani is also a frequent contributor to top publications such as Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, and many others. So valuable are his insights, that LinkedIn named Dr. Mansharamani #1 on their “10 Top Voices in Money and Finance” list in both 2015 and 2016, and Worth Magazine profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance.
He has a PhD and two masters degrees from MIT and a bachelors degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.