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Tim Leberecht

Co-Founder and Co-CEO at House of Beautiful Business


  • M.A., Communication Management, University of Southern California
  • M.A., Applied Cultural Sciences, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Lisbon, Portugal

Tim Leberecht

Co-Founder and Co-CEO at House of Beautiful Business

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.

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BCG Henderson Institute | March 29, 2018

Innovation, Ideas and Emotions: Riding the Amazement Cycle

Business is dominated by plans and analysis. But people are not moved by logic alone.

BCG Henderson Institute | November 16, 2017

The Human Future of Business: Hints for Future Gazers

During Web Summit in Lisbon, the House of Beautiful Business convened an eclectic group of thinkers and makers to craft a human vision for the future of work and business.