April Rinne

Change navigator and futurist.


Shortlisted for the 2023 Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023. 


Ranked by Forbes as one of the ‘50 Leading Female Futurists’.


April Rinne is a “change navigator,” speaker, investor, and adventurer whose work and travels in more than 100 countries have given her a front-row seat to a world in flux.
As an advisor, Rinne´s areas of expertise include policy reform, global expansion, the future of work, sustainable development, cities, and emerging markets. In her 2021 book, Flux, she outlines eight flux superpowers that form a flux mindset, which help us see change in new ways, develop new responses, and ultimately reshape our relationship to change.


April is a Harvard Law School graduate, a Fulbright Scholar, and the author of the international bestseller Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change. April is a trusted advisor to well-known startups, companies, financial institutions, nonprofits, think tanks, and governments worldwide, including Airbnb, Nike, Intuit, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, AnyRoad, and Unsettled, as well as governments ranging from Singapore to South Africa, Canada to Colombia, and Italy to India. 


Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2021); ‘Stop Offering Career Ladders. Start Offering Career Portfolios’ (Harvard Business Review, 10 August 2022); ‘Why You Should Build a “Career Portfolio” (Not a “Career Path”)’ (Harvard Business Review, 13 October 2021); ‘A Futurist’s Guide to Preparing Your Company for Constant Change’ (Harvard Business Review, 22 September 2021). 


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“This book is a gift. In a world that changes ever faster, we need a path toward resilience and peace of mind. April Rinne’s words are arriving at just the right moment.” 

Seth Godin on Flux

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