Dr Richard Hames is an Australian citizen, born and educated in Europe, now resident in Asia.
Recently described as one of this century’s most insightful philosopher-activists, and by Forbes Asia as one of the smartest people on the planet, Richard is considered to be among the world’s most influential intellectuals and strategic knowledge designers. He was until recently Distinguished Professor at Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok and is now founder CEO at Centre for the Future.
Executive Chairman of The Hames Group, President of the Asian Foresight Institute and a Director of HamesMcGregor + Partners, Richard works internationally as an adviser to governments and with many of the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial business corporations. Richard has been a personal mentor to heads of state, government ministers and company directors across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America.
A celebrated speaker and writer, Richard is the author of several best-selling books including The Management Myth; Burying the 20th Century and The Five Literacies of Global Leadership. He is currently working on two new books, The Expanded Now and Dancing with the Future. Both are concerned with the development of a new humanitarian cosmology and societal paradigms from advanced levels of collective consciousness.
Heresies are seminal ideas that are at fundamental variance with the established order. Over the many years I have been advising governments and corporations I have often been branded a heretic. I have invariably taken this as a compliment. In the quest for alternative wisdom and new ways of knowing, this short book of essays examines the future of humanity from a mindfully contrarian perspective.
The 10 years of action research that ultimately gave rise to The Five Literacies of Global Leadership (published by Jossey-Bass in 2007) shattered outdated myths and preconceptions concerning what constitutes effective leadership.
Open Heart - Open Mind is a primer for government and business executives who want to access and practice Five Literacies leadership in their own organizations.