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, Mansharamani applies his unique multi-lens approach to connect seemingly irrelevant dots. He analyzes the business impact of global economic, political, and social trends to forecast opportunities ahead specific to his audiences.
Mansharamani has been an active participant in the financial markets for the last 20 years, with experience in management consulting, investment banking, and asset management. Today, as an advisor, he works with numerous boards and Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate radical uncertainty in today’s business and regulatory environment. His thematic analysis and risk management is always focused on identifying opportunities within the risks.
In 2020, Mansharamani released his second book, Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence. He is also a frequent contributor to top media outlets and publications such as Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, and The New York Times, and the host of the podcast, Navigating Uncertainty. Mansharamani has been named one of LinkedIn’s “Top Voices in Money and Finance” and one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance by Worth Magazine.
Mansharamani has a PhD and two master’s degrees from MIT and a bachelors degree from Yale University. Up until June 2022, Mansharamani was a lecturer at Harvard University, where he taught students to use multiple perspectives and systems thinking to guide their process. He has also taught at Yale University. In 2022, Mansharamani was a candidate for the United States Senate.