21 September 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Yuval Noah Harari

Historian, Philosopher, Author

Professor Yuval Noah Harari is the author of international bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He originally specialized in world history, medieval history, and military history. His current research focuses on macro-historical questions.

The Most Important Skills for the Future of Work

A keynote by Yuval Noah Harari

During his keynote at Nordic Business Forum 2022, Professor Yuval Noah Harari will discuss the following three points:

  • How our model of work will change within the next years
  • Which skills are required to thrive in the 21st century
  • How new technologies will affect work in the future

Why Should You Listen to Him?

Best-Selling Author

From 2014 to 2017, Yuval’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind sold eight million copies and was translated into nearly 50 languages. In 2016 he returned with Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, which within two years sold four million copies and was translated into nearly 50 languages.


Yuval is a two-time winner of the Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality and in 2011 he won the Society for Military History’s Moncado Award for outstanding articles on military history. In 2017 Homo Deus won Handelsblatt’s German Economic Book Award for the most thoughtful and influential economic book of the year.

Acknowledged Lecturer and Writer

Yuval regularly lectures around the world. He has written for newspapers such as The Guardian, Financial Times, The Times, Nature magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2018, he gave a keynote speech on the future of humanity on the stage of the World Economic Forum.

More From Yuval Noah Harari

Article, Podcast Episode, Interview


Why Brave New World is a terrifying guidebook to our future The Telegraph


Two Million Years in Two Hours: A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari TED Audio Collective


60 Minutes Interview with Yuval Noah Harari and Anderson Cooper – CBS News

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Yuval Noah Harari

Historian, Philosopher, and Bestselling Author

The Most Important Skills for the Future of Work

Amy Edmondson

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Rutger Bregman

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The ROI of an Optimistic View on People

Erin Meyer

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Developing a Culture of Innovation, Speed and Agility

Martin Lindstrom

Branding Expert and Bestselling Author

Building a Brand for 2030s

Jitske Kramer

Corporate Anthropologist, Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur

Building a Future Proof Corporate Tribe

Petter Stordalen

Investor, Hotel Owner, Property Developer, and Environmentalist

How I Lead My Brands Through Crisis

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Zoe Chance

Professor of Marketing at the Yale School of Management and Bestselling author of Influence Is Your Superpower

Matching Behaviors and Intentions

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Duncan Wardle

2022 Speaker Contest Winner, Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Embedding a Culture of Innovation into Everybody's DNA

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