Roman Krznaric

The Good Ancestor
  • The Good Ancestor

  • The greatest challenge facing humankind is not climate change, or extreme inequality, or terrorism; it is our inability to think long term.

    We are living in the age of now. Businesses can barely see beyond the next quarterly report nor politicians beyond the next election. Markets spike then crash in speculative bubbles. In this right here, right now society, we rarely stop to consider if we're being good ancestors. But the future depends on it.

    Here, leading public philosopher and bestselling author Roman Krznaric explains how we lost sight of the future, and introduces the seven simple, practical ways that we can change our thinking today to give our children, and our planet, a chance at a better tomorrow.

RELEASED 27/08/2020

Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than twenty languages. He is the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here. Roman has been named by the Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. He is an acclaimed public speaker, and his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google’s headquarters in California. After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. Roman has worked as an academic, a gardener and a human rights campaigner. He is also a fanatical real tennis player and has a passion for making furniture.