Tim Leberecht argues that in a time of big data and quantification of everything, we are losing sight of the importance of the emotional and social aspects of business and work.

Why you should listen

In his book The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself, Leberecht invites us to rediscover romance, beauty and serendipity, by designing products, services and experiences that “make us fall back in love with our work and our life.” The book inspired the creation of the Business Romantic Society, a global collective of artists, developers, designers, researchers and scientists who share the mission of bringing beauty to business. Now running consulting firm Leberecht & Partners, he was previously the chief marketing officer at NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm, and at Frog Design. He also co-founded the “15 Toasts” dinner series that creates safe spaces for people to have conversations on difficult topics.

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