After graduating with honors in business management economics and psychology, Jacob was excited to join the corporate world. At his first job he was told that he’d be traveling the country, meeting with executives and entrepreneurs, and doing all sorts of exciting work. A few months in, he was stuck doing data entry, cold calling, and PowerPoint presentations. One day the CEO came out of his nice corner office, handed Jacob a $10 bill and said “I’m late for a meeting, go grab me a cup of coffee, and get something for yourself s well.” That was the last corporate job he ever had.
Today Jacob Morgan is one of the world’s leading authorities on the future of work and employee experience. He is the best-selling author of three books: The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012). Jacob speaks at over 40 conferences a year on topics ranging from AI and automation, management and leadership, the future of work, the 4th industrial revolution, employee experience, the internet of things, and other related themes. He also provides advisory and thought leadership services to various organizations around the world.
Jacob is also the founder of “The Future If,” a global community of business leaders, authors and futurists who explore what our future can look like IF certain technologies, ideas, approaches and trends actually happen. The community looks at everything from AI and automation to leadership and management practices to augmented reality and virtual reality, the 4th industrial revolution and everything in between. Visit TheFutureIf.com to learn more. His work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Nestle, Best Buy, Cisco, SAP, KPMG, Schneider Electric, T-Mobile, Whirlpool, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Zappos, Atari, and many others.
In addition, Jacob hosts The Future of Work Podcast a weekly show where he speaks with senior executives, authors, and business leaders about how the world of work is changing. His Youtube series, The Future in 5, explores the latest concepts and ideas around the future of work with inspiring and educational 2-3 minute snippets which are all professionally shot and edited. He has also contributed to and been cited in publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Glamour, the MIT Sloan Management Review, USA Today, and The Harvard Business Review.