Tim is a German-American author, entrepreneur, three-time TED speaker, and a passionate voice for a human future of work. Tim’s book, The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015), was an international bestseller and has been translated into nine languages to date. His most recent TED talk, “4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines” (2016), has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people.
Previously, Tim served as the CMO of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm. From 2006 to 2013, he was the CMO of the product design and innovation consultancy Frog Design.
Tim’s writing appears in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Psychology Today, Quartz, and Wired. He has spoken at venues including TED, DLD, The Economist, SXSW, and Thinking Digital. Tim served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values from 2011-2016 and on the Forum’s Europe Policy Group. He is the co-founder and co-curator of the dinner series 15 Toasts, the co-founder of the House of Beautiful Business, and a senior advisor with creative consultancy A Hundred Years.