Julia Hobsbawm is a futurist of work. An award-winning writer, speaker, commentator and consultant, she writes the ‘Working Assumptions’ column for Bloomberg’s Work Shift. And created and co-presents the popular podcast The Nowhere Office.
The author of the acclaimed book The Nowhere Office: Reinventing Work and the Workplace of the Future, She was a founder of the US-led Workforce Institute, and was Chair of the inaugural UK Demos Workshift Commission.
Julia is the author of six books including the award-winning The Simplicity Principle which won two awards for Best Business Book and Best General Self-Help book 2020 in the USA, and Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload which was shortlisted for Management Book of the Year in the UK.
An acclaimed entrepreneur who founded the networks and podcast business Editorial Intelligence, Julia was awarded an OBE in the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honours List in 2015 for ‘Services to Business’. She regularly consultants for and speaks to corporations, government and changemakers around the world.
Stefan Stern is a journalist and author. He has worked for, among others, the BBC, Management Today magazine and the Financial Times, where he wrote a regular management column for over four years. He continues to write for these and other publications (Prospect, The Guardian).
He is the author (with Prof Cary Cooper) of "Myths of Management - what people get wrong about being the boss" (Kogan Page, 2nd edition October 2022), and of "How To Be A Better Leader" (Bluebird/PanMacmillan 2019). His next book, "The Lady Macbeth Guide to Ambition", will be published by Unbound in 2023.
He is Visiting Professor of management practice at Bayes Business School, City, University of London, and a Fellow of the RSA. He has co-presented The Nowhere Office and worked on Nowhere Office projects with Julia Hobsbawm since 2021.