Keynote Speaker Category: Business, Disruption, Leadership, Organisational Change, TED Speakers, The Future of Work,


Anders Indset is one of the world’s leading business philosophers and a trusted sparring partner to international CEOs and political leaders. Dubbed “Rock’n’Roll Plato” by the media, he is currently one of the most sought-after keynote speakers with his approach to practical philosophy. For more information on Anders see his full Bio below: –


Below are examples of topics that Anders’ has spoken about in the past and also an example of how his titles and short descriptions are given for the various Sessions:


Potential Titles of Speeches:

  • The Quantum Economy – Beyond Digital
  • AI on AI – What Chat GPT and Artificial Intelligence can not (yet) do
  • The Second Quantum Revolution – From theory to practice
  • How Near is Singularity Really?


Potential Titles of Speeches:

  • Leaders of Change
  • The Art of Being Wrong – How to free yourself from your own certitudes
  • Goethes Leadership Faust – The foundation of leading yourself and others


Potential Titles of Speeches:

  • The Quantum Economy – Saving the Mensch with Humane Capitalism
  • Coming Capitalism – How to upgrade our operating system
  • Prosperity for Posterity – The Art of Doing Business in the 21st Century


Potential Titles of Speeches:

  • Philosophy@Work – Practical Philosophy for Leaders
  • Philosophy Thyself! – Learn how to Learn, Teach how to Teach
  • The Quantum Economy – Saving the Mensch with Humane Capitalism
  • The infected mind – From a knowledge society to a society of understanding
  • Coming Capitalism – Shaping the Quantum Economy


The Quantum Economy unleashes the potential of quantum theory, the operating system of our society, and issues a plea for more economy, more (rapid) technological development, and more (human) growth, providing a vibrant vision of humane (positive) capitalism.

Companies & Projects:

Njordis (
Global Institute of Leadership & Technology (
The Global Blockchain Initiative (
The Quantum Economy (


Philosophy@Work: Reflections from the world’s leading business thinkers Paperback – 

The Quantum Economy – Saving the Mensch with humane Capitalism

Wild Knowledge – Outthink the Revolution


Anders Indset is the author of three Spiegel bestsellers: “Wild Knowledge”, “The Quantum Economy”, and “Das infizierte Denken”, that has been translated into over 10 languages to date. In addition to his many co-initiated projects – GBI (Global Blockchain Initiative), #Enkelfähig and “Die Veredlung Europas” (The European Refinement) – Anders is also a co-founder of the Njordis Group and the Global Institute of Leadership & Technology (GILT).

Thinkers50 has ranked Anders as one of the most influential thinkers in leadership and business in the years to come. His philosophical work focuses on the ongoing search for better explanations and their practical implementation. “Our Leaders of today need the philosophy of the past, paired with the scientific knowledge and technology of tomorrow”.

The native Norwegian, who originally gained global recognition as “The Business Philosopher”, builds bridges between ‘Mensch & Technology’ and shapes the economy of tomorrow with his (approach to) practical philosophy.

He has two decades of experience working with multinational organizations and is a trusted sparring partner for international CEOs and political leaders, and is a guest lecturer at leading international business schools. Whether on big stages or in small groups, his unconventional way of thinking and his inspiring and dynamic personality, he moves and activates people, and leads them beyond ‘the given’ and what they hold to be self-evident.

His work focuses on the dialogue between philosophy and business, which has boundless potential. Philosophy – “the art of being wrong” – supports the continuous improvement of business models, methods, and strategies by critically questioning basic economic assumptions and beliefs and uncovering core problems. The unlimited openness of this approach to paradoxes, differences, and ambiguities harbors the potential from which innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial perspectives and solutions can emerge.

Anders seeks to understand. Learning how to learn – refining the art of being wrong – is the driving force behind Anders’ actions and thoughts. He describes his journey as a search for better explanations. Anders is also fascinated and driven by the potential of positive progress, and the liberating power of questioning supposedly self-evident truths.


It is not knowledge that makes a real Mensch, but a profound understanding of what we know today and what we do not yet know.

As a student of the science of consciousness, Anders Indset pursues a philosophy of dialogical discovery and explores the space between ‘what is’ and ‘that which is not’. Contrary to the suggested binary of the digital world, he sees his work as a dance on the edge of mind and matter, which reveals ambiguities and is never absolute.

To do this, Anders dives into the void in the dialogue in search of a better understanding. In line with his holistic approach to philosophy, he consciously unifies the differences and contradictions in order to let them grow into something new or a coherent whole – the refinement. He defines the prerequisite of the (European) refinement as a triad – peace, trust, and learning – an ethic that is shaped by learning from one another. It is the guideline for acting for one another – in society, politics, and business – and enables the perception of progress. From this the ‘Mit-Mensch’ – the fellow human being – arises. The philosophy of refinement has no end in mind, it is a process without a goal, resembling life itself: a “wonderful journey to nowhere”. Anders does not start from his own rigid construct of thought with which to explain the world, but rather from a relational and fluid philosophy from which concrete concepts – better explanations – emerge.

For Anders, philosophy is a thinking practice. He brings thoughts to life. These help people learn how to deal with ‘the new’ so that they are able to make better decisions and act appropriately. From his philosophical concept of ‘Enkelfähig’ – prosperity for posterity – as the basis for “the art of doing business in the 21st century”, to his ideas about ‘The (European) Refinement’ and his reflections on what he calls the ‘The Final Narcissistic Injury’ (Narzisstischen Kränkung der Menschheit) stem from his passion for technological progress and for the Mensch.
The same applies to his concept of ‘The Quantum Economy’, which can be understood as a new operating system for society. Perhaps most importantly, Anders constantly seeks to apply his approaches to the real world and help them continually evolve; they are playful and lively.

Ricardo did an amazing job. At the time of his keynote, people were tired after a long day, but he managed to get their attention one more time. We got especially good feedback on his session around midday. I don’t know how comfortable Ricardo is with presenting in German – that (maybe) would have been the only thing I can think of that could have elevated his presentation (but that would have just been the cherry on top of the ice cream).

Julius MeltzerXING

Thanks a lot for the creativity and resilience to manage this Inspiration Tour in such a great manner. Great leaders (and some great example of how we do not want to come across), inspirational stories, challenge our believes (loved obviously Ricardo Semler) and many insights for the future. Thanks a lot!

Head of large pharmaceutical company – Costa Rica

After the workshop I spoke to some of the business relations that we had invited. They were positive without exception. Present were, among others, a partner of a large law firm, a company that offers HR services with the aid of self-developed software and a partner of an international recruitment and selection agency. They all asked questions about specific challenges in their companies and were amazed at Semler's knowledge of their specific business model and challenges. To be repeated!

Han MesterHan Mesters, Sector Banker Business Services ABN AMRO Bank

I am leaving early tomorrow morning for 10 days in Botswana without internet so I am writing to you quickly now. Firstly, thank you for coming to SA and thank you for the time you spent with me and the effort you put into your presentation. You are a rare person and have an enormous amount to offer the world. We did get a lot of feedback and all presentations were rated. You rated highly and there were quite a few comments. When I get back I will collate these and send them to you.
Thanks you, Robert

Robert PhillipsThundermark



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