Tim Leberecht is a German-American author, entrepreneur, and consultant considered one of the most prolific and passionate voices on the humanization of business. He is the co-founder and CEO of The Business Romantic Society, a consulting firm that helps organizations and leaders and organizations make their strategy, culture, and brand more human in an age of AI and automation.
Tim is also the co-founder and curator of the House of Beautiful Business, an annual gathering and global community with the mission to craft a positive vision for the future of work, produced and hosted in partnership with the BCG Henderson Institute and others.
Previously, Tim served as the chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm. From 2006 to 2013, he was the chief marketing officer of product design and innovation consultancy Frog Design, as well as, from 2011–2013, its parent company, Aricent Group, an IT services firm.
Tim is the author of the book The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015), which has been translated into nine languages to date. Tim’s writing regularly appears in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Quartz, Psychology Today, and Wired. He has spoken at venues including TED, DLD, AI Masters, HSM Expo, The Next Web, Re:publica, Future Day, The Economist Big Rethink, SXSW, and the World Economic Forum. His TED Talks “3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand” and most recently “4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines” have been viewed 2.5 million times to date.
Tim has served on the World Economic Forum’s Europe Policy Group, is a senior advisor for A Hundred Years, and the co-founder and co-curator of the 15 Toasts dinner series.
After 14 years in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Tim now spends most of his time in Berlin.