Roman Krznaric is a bestselling author and one of the UK’s leading philosophers, who is passionate about the power of ideas to transform society. He is a TED speaker, a founding faculty member of the School of Life, the Creator of the World’s First Empathy Museum, and a Research Fellow at the Long Now Foundation. Roman’s books include: ‘How to Find Fulfilling Work’, ‘Empathy’, ‘The Wonderbox’ and ‘Carpe Diem Regained’, and have been published in more than 20 languages. In this conversation, we discuss his most recent book: ‘The Good Ancestor’, which focuses on how to think long term in a short term world.
In this wide ranging discussion, we explore:
- Why long term thinking may hold the key to solving large scale societal issues such as climate change
- How small groups of ‘time rebels’ are slowly starting to influence culture and public policy to the protect the rights of future generations
- The psychological barriers to long term thinking, and how to overcome them
- Practical ways we can start widening our time horizons
And a whole lot more.
You can learn more about Roman’s work at www.romankrznaric.com, and follow him on Twitter @romankrznaric.