Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson


What do the CEO's of the world's largest corporations, the planet's biggest recording artists, senior government and military officials, influential NGOs and the most maverick investors have in common? They turn to Mark Stevenson to help them make sense of, and navigate, an uncertain future - so that we might create a better one.

As an internationally renowned thinker on systems change and innovation Mark is one of the worlds' most booked speakers addressing audiences across the globe - drawing on his work helping organisations change the way they feel, think, invest and operate in order to answer the grand questions the future is asking us. Chris Anderson, TED Curator remarks, 'Stevenson wears no blindfold. His tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason.'

His two bestselling books, An Optimist's Tour of the Future and the award-winning We Do Things Differently are much needed shots of evidence-based optimism for our current turbulent times, mapping out existing and proven solutions to our planetary and societal dilemmas in an entertaining ideas-travelogue format.

Alongside his governmental, corporate and NGO engagements Mark (a former stand-up) enjoys a successful side career in the worlds of comedy and music. His internationally successful podcast The Book of Revelations with comedian Jon Richardson (and co-hosted by Ed Gillespie) has enjoyed over 1m listens to date and is rated in the top 0.5% of podcasts worldwide by popularity. His farce (co-authored with Jack Milner) Octopus Soup! completed a major UK tour just before lockdown and is set to be presented internationally. He is also co-songwriter and frontman for the critically acclaimed rock band Quantum Pig who release a second album and embark on their first national tour later this year.

Mark's eclectic skillset has led to him being appointed Special Advisor on Peace, National Security and Climate Change to the UK Ministry of Defence, Futurist without Borders for Medicines Sans Frontiers (UK) and Global Ambassador for environmental law firm Client Earth amongst many other advisory roles.

Mark Stevenson

Latest Release

We Do Things Differently by Mark Stevenson

Our systems are failing. Old models - for education, healthcare and government, food production, energy supply - are creaking under the weight of modern challenges. As the world's population heads towards 10 billion, it's clear we need new approaches. Futurologist Mark Stevenson sets out to find them, across four continents.

From Brazilian favelas to high tech Boston, from rural India to a shed inventor in England's home counties, We Do Things Differently travels the world to find the advance guard re-imagining our future. At each stop, he meets innovators who have already succeeded in challenging the status quo, pioneering new ways to make our world more sustainable, equitable and humane.

Populated by extraordinary characters, We Do Things Differently paints an enthralling picture of what can be done to address the world's most pressing dilemmas, offering a much-needed dose of down-to-earth optimism. It is a window on (and a roadmap to) a different and better future.

    Other Publications

    by Mark Stevenson

      We Do Things Differently
      An Optomist's Tour Of The Future