Bachelor's and Master's degrees, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; PhD, London School of Economics. Leading global strategist, world traveller and best-selling author. CNN Global Contributor. Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Managing Partner, Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Factotum, a leading content branding agency. Co-Author, Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). Author: How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011); The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008). Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Named one of "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century", Esquire (2008). Featured in WIRED magazine's "Smart List" (2008). Has travelled to more than 100 countries.