Approaching the future from a systems perspective

My latest books


The Nordic Secret

A European Story of Beauty and Freedom


Ever wondered why the Nordic countries are so succesful? Ever considered if your country could be more like the Nordic countries?
The Nordic countries invested in their people early on and awesome countries came out of this. The Nordic Secret tells you how. the book – at (not Amazon)

Meaning and Hope in a Complex World


How do we move beyond postmodernism and create a sustainable and meaningful future for the planet?
Metamodernity presents big history as a collective journey towards a sustainable, meaningful and better future for all. the book – at (not Amazon)

Keep Growing

Report to the Club of Rome, 2020

Bildung is moral and emotional maturity. Bildung is also to have the education and knowledge necessary to thrive in your society; bildung is to be deeply embedded in culture and community while having the autonomy to carve your own path in life. Bildung is always personal and unique the book – at (not Amazon)
The Nordic Secret

German translation


Keynotes and workshops

Keynotes can be anywhere from 10 to 60 minutes, workshops can be from 1 hour to several days.

Below are some suggested themes; let’s find out what you would like for your organization and audience.

The Nordic Secret



The mindfulness trap

21st century tech and ethics

America, what’s wrong with you?


Don’t take my word for it – here’s what people say:

Eminently sharp, well presented and with a dash of satire. LRA grasps the very big narratives and elegantly links them to the current context for the presentation and our conference: educational guidance during a paradigm shift. LRA’s introductory keynote gave us a start, which lifted the entire conference right from the beginning.

Pia Vigh

Youth Guidance Denmark

When several students announce excitedly that they have plenty of notes from the presentation that they need to investigate further, I know that the presentation has been a success.

Merete Østergaard

Scandinavian Design College

This was so exciting, I just kept knitting and now the sock is too long…

Wonderful Grandma

Public lecture


Will Technological Development Lead to Authoritarianism?

From the book: Mensch – Maschine. Ethische Sichtweisen auf ein Spannungsverhältnis (= Medienethik, Vol. 17) Petra Grimm & Oliver Zöllner (eds.): Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2018, pp. 143-156.


A Nordic Bildung Food For Thought Paper, 2020.

An abbreviated version of the book Metamodernity.

Go to the article’s page at Nordic Bildung

Prosperity Instead of Growth:
A Musical Vision for a Post Corona Economy

Article on
October 2020

5 Phases in the Evolution of Human Cultural Sensibilities

Psychology Today
October 4, 2019
With Joe Michalski
Bildung: Cultivating WellBeing via Education and Development

Psychology Today
July 21, 2020
Why Different People Think Differently About COVID-19

Psychology Today
March 26, 2020
With Gregg Henriques
Levels of Thinking Applied to the Coronavirus Crisis

Psychology Today
April 4, 2020
With Gregg Henriques

Video Presentations

The Rose Garden Economy
Host: University of Iceland
and AdaptEcon II
August 2019

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The Bildung Rose
Host: International Humanistic Management Association
September 2020

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The Rose Garden Economy
Host: World Academy of Arts and Sciences
January 2020

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Taking responsibility for our future
Host: SciCom, the Netherlands
September 2016

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Video Interviews

Interview about my philosophy and my books.
Host: Jonathan Rowson
March 2018

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Interview about Jordan B. Peterson and the patriarchy.
Host: David Fuller
August 2018

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Interview about the future
Part 1
Host: Michel Saloff-Coste
March 2019

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Interview about the future
Part 2
Host: Michel Saloff-Coste
March 2019

Go to YouTubeInterview about the future – Part 3

Interview with Tomas Björkman and myself about The Nordic Secret.
Host: Tom Amarque
October 2020

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Where is LRA?


Next Scandinavia
and Nordic Bildung

Next Scandinavia is my own company, Nordic Bildung is the think tank that I co-founded together with a wonderful group of people.
I basically do the same in both places:
think, write, organize and host workshops and conferences, and deliver fun and meaningful keynotes and workshops.
Looking very much forward to hearing from you.

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