Our TalentBank is an expert panel of over 10,000 visionaries worldwide, representing every industry and cultural area from media to medics to marketers; from visual artists to alchemists to academics. The global roster of gurus began, quite simply, as Faith Popcorn’s rolodex of brilliant minds with whom she brainstormed as she developed her FutureVision and her proprietary 17 TRENDS that describe deep, ongoing shifts in the consumer landscape.
Deepak Chopra: An expert in the field of mind-body healing, Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned speaker and author on the subject of alternative medicine. He has written over 60 books, including 19 New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and provides vital insights onto the future of mind-body wellness.
Grant McCracken: A cultural anthropologist, Grant is the author of Culture and Consumption, Chief Culture Officer, and most recently, Culturematic. He has been the director of the Institute of Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School, and a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge. Grant delivers fresh, counter-intuitive insights onto the evolution of consumer culture.
Majora Carter: Majora hosts the Peabody Award winning public-radio series: The Promised Land. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. She founded the Sustainable South Bronx in 2001, and her consulting company, Majora Carter Group has crafted Climate Adaptation, Urban Micro-AgriBusiness, and Leadership Development strategies for an array of clients. Her insights onto Urbanization, Sustainability and other macro-forces adds an invaluable viewpoint to projects at Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve.
Dan Ariely: A James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, Dan is dedicated to answering the big questions: What are the forces that influence our behavior? Why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Dan is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, and the author of The New York Times bestseller Predictably Irrational. His input adds to our team’s thinking about which consumer behaviors are most malleable, and how to impact those that are not.
Emma Sherrard Matthew: A dynamic luxury marketer, Emma is the Global Chief Executive Officer for the growing concierge business of Quintessentially in Hong Kong. Her deep knowledge of serving the sophisticated consumer, a global customer base, and on-demand concierge services inform conversations about the evolution of luxury at Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve.