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Understanding the Future as it Unfolds: The Power of Megatrends - Mark Esposito, at USI
Our Obsession with Growth and the Power of Dormant Markets | Mark Esposito | TEDxHultAshridge


EMLYON Business School
Professor of Economic Strategy

Dr. Mark Esposito believes that the fast-emerging markets and their untapped potential are key, and a new lens for economic intelligence for the 21st Century. Beside his current role, Mark is part of the facuty at Harvard University and Co-Leader of the Institutes Council for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Program at Harvard Business School.

He is the co-founder of the concepts of "Fast Expanding Markets" and "DRIVE", which represent new lenses of growth detection at the macro, meso and micro levels of the economy.

He was named one of the emerging tomorrow's thought leaders most likely to reinvent capitalism by Thinkers50, the world's premier ranking of management thinkers and inducted into the "Radar" of the 30 most influential thinkers, on the rise.

Mark is the co-author of the best sellerUnderstanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership. The DRIVE framework has also led Chartered Management Institute’s own magazine Professional Manager in the UK to name Mark as one of the 18 new voices in 2018 that reshape management and leadership. Talent Quarterly in the US called the DRIVE framework one of the 24 trends transforming talent management in the years to come.

Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability and Competitiveness worldwide, including Board of Directors, Communities and National Governments. He has advised the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, on the systemic nature of the EU crisis and serves as a cross-theme contributor to the World Economic Forum's Initiative on the Future of Production and the Circular Economy.

Sample research areas include:

  • Fast Expanding Markets - Where to Find New Growth? Where is growth, how can we find it, nurture it and scale it? An iterative process of discovery from the grassroots up.
  • Uncertain times, uncertain Future; how can we thrive in uncertainty when business as normal is no longer applicable?
  • The Circular Economy as response to the increasing pressure on natural resources that will lead to unbearable costs and decreasing prosperity and will push us to reconsider our business model. Shifting the production of goods and services from linear to "circular" represents an opportunity worth trillion of dollars.
  • Organizations in the 21st century and their dilemmas; the use of strategic dilemmas as a way to make decisions and an overview on how paradoxes and dilemmas drive today's organizations.
  • The sharing economy and the power of swarm intelligence: how is the collaborative economy changing the paradigm of capital and its integration into Society.


  • Executive Doctorate of Business Administration, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech,France
  • PhD in Business and Economics, International School of Management, Paris/New York,USA
  • BA and MA in Social Sciences, University of Turin,Italy


  • Thinkers50 Radar : 30 most prominent thinkers on the rise
  • CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50
  • Bestseller status on Amazon (# 1 in the UK and #2 in the USA) on his book on Megatrends


  • Since 2011: Teaching faculty, Harvard University and Co-Leader Institutes Council, Microeconomics of Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, USA
  • Since 2016: Fellow, Circular Economy Center, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2008-2017: Senior Professor of Business and Economics, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • 2003-2007: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA


  • IMBA: Strategic Management & Macroeconomics
  • EMBA: Ecosystem, Innovation & Business Models

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