Tim Leberecht is a German-American author, curator, and entrepreneur, and the co-founder and co-CEO of the House of Beautiful Business, the global network for the life-centered economy. Previously, Leberecht served as the chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm. From 2006 to 2013, he was the chief marketing officer of legendary product design and innovation consultancy Frog Design.
He has spoken at conferences including AI Masters, DLD, Future Day, HSM Expo, New Cities Summit, Online Marketing Rockstars, Re:publica, SXSW, The Conference, The Economist Big Rethink, The Next Web, Unleash, Thinking Digital, WOBI, DLD Tel Aviv, and the World Economic Forum. His TED Talks “3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand” and “4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines” have been viewed more than 3 million times to date.
Moreover, Leberecht delivered keynotes at numerous corporate events worldwide, including the LinkedIn Talent Connect summits in Anaheim, Singapore, and Paris; Adobe’s LATAM leadership summit in Sao Paulo; Xerocon Summits in Melbourne, Australia, and Austin; as well as high-profile senior executive events for Cap Gemini, Google, Microsoft, 3Siemens, SAP, Airbus, Deloitte, Galp, IBM, Daimler, UPS, Porsche, Sky, PMI, BCG, Merck, and many others.
Leberecht served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values from 2013 to 2016. He is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader.
He is the author of the book The Business Romantic (Harper Business, 2015), which has been translated into ten languages to date, and The End of Winning (in German, Droemer, 2020). His writing regularly appears in publications such as Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Inc, Psychology Today, Quartz, and Wired. He is the co-publisher of the Book of Beautiful Business (2019), an anthology of more than 40 voices exploring new visions for the future of labor, leadership, and love, and the was co-host of the Next Visions podcast with Porsche.
Leberecht spends his time between Atlanta and Berlin.