April Rinne

Change navigator and futurist.

RADAR THINKER

Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023. 

FAST FACT

A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

FAST FACT​

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

Ideas

As an advisor, Rinne styles herself as a pathfinder within the digital economy, platform economy, and sharing economy, and her 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.

Bio

Rinne holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an MA in international business and finance from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a BA in international studies and Italian summa cum laude from Emory University. She is a Fulbright Scholar and studied at Oxford University, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the European University Institute. 

Content

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). 

NATIONALITY: American

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Verdict

“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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