Rich Karlgaard

Editor-at-Large and Global Futurist, Forbes, Economic Leader, Entrepreneur & Author

One of the most influential figures in the technology, economic and business worlds, Rich Karlgaard helps you see the global marketplace with new eyes. 

At the vanguard of developments in the global economy, politics, business and technology, Rich is the thought leader that Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and national associations turn to for a reliable roadmap of what’s to come. Drawing from his roles as a Silicon Valley-based journalist, investor and board director, Rich’s business consultant-like approach helps audiences gain a practical understanding of the events that are changing their world and the imminent disruption ahead—from tech to Trump—and the impacts on business and industry. Rich is also a regular panelist on “Forbes on Fox,” the author of two celebrated business books on healthy organizations, and a past recipient of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

In his biweekly Forbes column, "Innovation Rules," he provides an honest and incisive assessment on a broad range of emerging issues. Rich brings the same candor and vision to his bespoke and wildly thought-provoking presentations, as he reveals a prospective and comprehensive analysis of the disruptive forces that are reshaping your industry. Rich equips today’s leaders with timely insights that help them adapt to the era of technological and political disruption and thrive in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.