What-ho, yes. Few know for sure, but that’s the charm.
I am fabricated truth manifest: an avatar of authenticity; foolish myth made real.
Come, hearken unto me. Take a seat.
~lights wizard pipe~1
They say I dine with the fae and dice with the trickster gods. That I studied with Hermes (the thrice-great), and that both Odin’s ravens think my beard is ‘not bad’. Or so I heard.
I go by many titles. Magus Mercurial (boring), Scallywag of the Noösphere, and Walker of Paths Betwixt. (It’s more a stride, but hey).
I am pure sincerity cloaked in irony; The Knowingly Naïve and The Magical Realist. I am a Paragon to the Brooding and Bookish; a Skald of the Studious; a King among the Introverted.
I have traversed the stoney Labyrinth of Reason with but wit and rhyme to guide my way; venturing deep into the cold darkness of The Abyss that lies beneath—and back again. (And then back again, for solace and tea.)
They call me a dark wizard and a rogue, and some whisper that I am secretly a field kitsune with three, maybe four tails, and that my skyship—The Cleverness—is actually an allusion.
I am The Imposter of Imposters; Shadow Advisor to the Leaders of Tomorrow; The Precursor to Wisdom.
I am a bane to those who claim certainty, and a boon to all who live in doubt.
I am many things, and not.
Actually no one really says any of the above. More’s the pity. Nevertheless, I am a metamodern wizard on a Quest to co-create a world more curious and kind. And I am not alone—many characters share this vision (though our methods and means may vary). It’s easy to spot fellow players in this infinite game, if you know what to look for. (Hint: it’s in the glint). You may be one of us.
ANYHOO, in this irksome domain I must clad myself in the trappings of conventional achievement, so as to better work my magic. Ergo, I am currently masquerading as a ‘motivational speaker’ and leadership advisor (complexity practitioner). Quite convincingly, too.
Here is a more ‘official’ bio for you—my glittered trojan horse. Use this to help me slip past the gatekeepers of your organisation—and capitalism at large—so that we can better work our magic together.
Ahem. <lights, places; serious voice now>
Photography by Oli Sansom.
Dr Jason Fox is a bestselling author, leadership advisor and wizard-philosopher of ace repute. He shows forward-thinking leaders around the world how to pioneer new and meaningful progress—beyond the default.
His many happy clients include the senior leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies around the world including Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Honda, Sony, Oracle, Honeywell and Salesforce, to other multinationals such as Beam Suntory, Vodafone, Tableau, Gartner, Xero, HP, Bupa, Red Cross, Bulgari, Pandora, Arup, Aon, PWC, Ricoh, Honeywell, KPMG, The World Tourism Forum and The International Institute of Research (and many others, not to mention: financial institutions, universities, telcos, government agencies, insurers, software developers, associations, intergovernmental forums, and so on).
Jason has lectured at three universities (systems and behaviour), and is the bestselling author of The Game Changer and How to Lead a Quest. Despite his intentional ineptitude at any and all social media and marketing—his ~weekly-ish ‘museletter’ is read by more than 11,000 leaders around the world.
In addition to serving as a leadership adviser, Dr Fox is also a globally in-demand keynote speaker who works particularly well with senior leaders and sceptical audiences who have ‘seen it all before’. In 2016 he was awarded ‘Keynote Speaker of the Year’.
Jason lives with an illustrator-veterinarian and a cat called ‘π’ in an old chocolate factory in Melbourne, Australia. When not liberating the world from the delusion of progress, Jason enjoys partaking in extreme sports such as reading, sun-avoidance and coffee snobbery.
Should you need any photos, shorter bios, videos, or other such matter—simply get in touch via email and we shall provide.