Leading Thinker and Author on Trust in the Modern World
Author of two groundbreaking books, What’s Mine is Yours (2010) and Who Can You Trust? (2017)
TED speaker with more than 4 million views; WorldTrust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
“Trust is what makes us human. It is one of our most powerful resources, in personal interactions as well as in business, politics and society. At a time of fundamental change, Rachel Botsman helps us navigate the unknown. She’s a stellar guide, showing us the importance of making better decisions about where to place our trust in dealing with algorithms and machines–and the people who control them.” — DLD
Rachel Botsman is a leading expert and author on trust in the modern world. As the first Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, she aims to challenge and change the way people think about trust and related topics such as power, influence, truth and beliefs. She has been recognised as one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, one of the Top 10 most influential voices in the UK on LinkedIn and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Rachel is the author of two groundbreaking books that have been translated into 12 languages. What’s Mine is Yours (Harper Collins, 2010) predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and was subsequently named by TIME as one of the “Ten Ideas That Will Change the World”. Her highly acclaimed work Who Can You Trust? (Penguin Portfolio, 2017) is an exploration of how technology is transforming trust. It has been praised by Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle and Don Tapscott and has been shortlisted for the Business Book Awards.
Rachel is a Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School where she designs and teaches courses on trust and technology. She is also an advisor to boards, senior leaders and governments around the world, helping organisations to build trustworthy cultures.
Her work has been widely published in The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Wired and other publications.
Known for her clear insights and warm storytelling, Rachel has been invited to speak to companies as diverse as Accenture, Goldman Sachs, Xero, Microsoft and Salesforce, as well as at conferences such as the Drucker Forum, the World of Business Forum and the World Economic Forum. Her TED talks have been viewed more than 4 million times. Monocle has listed her as one of the top 20 speakers to have at your conference.
Rachel is the host of Trust Issues – a podcast that explores trust through the lenses of popular culture, politics, business and psychology. As the go-to voice on trust, Rachel has an insightful and engaging media presence across channels, including the BBC, CNN, NPR, and ABC.
Rachel has lived and worked on four different continents, giving her a global perspective on the important issues of our times. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two children and is passionate about empowering the next generation to make informed decisions about trust in a rapidly changing world.
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