“Let me be your guide as you embark on your odyssey into the future”

Leading Futurist, Strategist and Philosopher, based in Asia

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If you have the opportunity to become a client of Benjamin, seize it with both hands. Its not often that you get to meet a real live Obi Wan Kenobi

Tsunamis of change are hitting us. The future is now.

With disruption happening in every dimension of our lives, Benjamin supports leaders and change makers to navigate the future through his keynote speeches and coaching.

Known as a prescient forecaster of trends, Benjamin is the rare holistic thinker able to see patterns across economics, technology, geopolitics and culture and is a sought after keynote speaker.

As a skilled coach, he supports clients in flourishing in this time of great uncertainty, acting as a sounding board, finding their purpose and evoking their creativity, imagination and resourcefulness.

“After reading too many science fiction and fantasy novels as a child, I moved to Japan in the late 1990s and pursued a career in investment. Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune of living in many global cities from London and New York to Tokyo , Hong Kong and Seoul. But Asia had a big impact on me: I had front row seats watching the ‘greatest show on Earth’ – the awakening of the Chinese Dragon. Being one of the few futurists based in Asia, but with one foot firmly in the West, I might still have quite a unique take on where the world is heading now.

I’ve had a pretty good track record forecasting the future; including the 2001 dotcom Cash, the Resurgence of China 2002-2207, the Great Financial Crisis of 2008/9, various moves in asset prices, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. It was a privilege that so many investors – often quite senior – were interested in my views. 

However, whilst I am passionate about discerning trends and patterns, I’m a poet and philosopher at heart. Schopenhauer once said that life makes no sense forwards, only backwards. I’ve come to understand much about my life looking back – my calling for travel and self-discovery and my fascination with the human journey. And all my really stupid and painful mistakes. Now I feel called to share my trails and tribulations, my sense of where humanity is heading, and to coach others in these fast-changing times. Through writing, speaking and coaching I hope to help others find their true self and purpose.”

What is a Futurist? Read an Interview Here.

“We are at an important evolutionary turning point in the history of our species. More than just a technological Singularity, we need a shift in perspective, and we need to harness the power of the human imagination. I help leaders and change makers make that shift” — Benjamin J Butler


Benjamin’s last talk at the Asia Institute was called “Science Fiction 2030: Trends in technology, culture, society, economics and beyond”. It was a wide ranging and mind blowing talk. Few speakers can cross so many topics and disciplines , giving us a taste of what is ahead and how to prepare for it. The talk was deep, insightful and comprehensive covering almost everything you can think of!”
Professor Singh, Asia Institute

Professor Singh, Asia Institute 

“Benjamin has helped me both in his capacity as a Coach and a Futurist to re-discover and rekindle my own light at a time when I thought that it had been almost extinguished. If you have the opportunity to become a client of Benjamin, seize it with both hands. Its not often that you get to meet a real live Obi Wan Kenobi [ A Jedi Master from Star Wars! ] ”

Adam Lindemann, CEO and Venture Capitalist, Mind Fund 

“Benjamin is a calm, wise, sometimes unpredictable  sounding board. I would highly recommend Benjamin’s coaching to anyone looking to think differently, adapt their leadership or future-proof their business in these times of significant change.”

Abigail Croft, Managing Director, Consultant, Bridge

“I believe Benjamin J Butler has a special talent and he is meant to share this with the world. Through his speaking engagements and his authentic presentations, one will gain more insight about the future we face, purpose and inspiration. He is one of the most memorable people I’ve had the privilege to work with.”

Cecilia Yeung, Asia’s Top Speaking Coach

Benjamin is a rare ‘exponential human’ who has a systems view of the world – the trends in tech, society, culture and economy. He seems to be able to connect the dots and see the truth beyond the noise, where the world is heading. A true futurist

Dijana Galijasevic, Co-Founder, Being Exponentially Human

Longer Testimonials at the bottom of the “About” page https://www.benjaminjbutler.com/about/

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