Tim Leberecht

Author, The Business Romantic

Tim Leberecht is the author of the book The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015). As chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm, he has helped organizations such as Amazon, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Google, Samsung, Starbucks, and Tencent to create meaningful experiences. Previously he was chief marketing officer of the product design and strategy firm Frog Design, acclaimed for its work with Apple and many other Fortune 500 brands. He is a reknown expert in marketing and workplace innovation, and his writing has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Psychology Today, and Wired. He has spoken at venues including TED, The Economist Big Rethink, DLD, the Silicon Valley CEO Summit, New Cities Summit, Commonwealth Club, Carnegie Mellon University, Remix, and the World Economic Forum. His TED Talk “3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand” has been viewed by almost a million people to date. Leberecht is the co-founder of the 15 Toasts dinner series and an advisor to The Human Agency, a collective of social change-makers. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values, the NationSwell Council, and on the board of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation consultancy. He was born and raised in Germany and lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.