The Mensch



The Norwegian-born philosopher, deep-tech investor, and former top athlete Anders Indset has been recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the leading thinkers in technology and leadership. Anders is a bridge-builder between humanity and technology, shaping the economy of tomorrow with his practical philosophy. With two decades of experience working with multinational companies, he is a trusted sparring partner for international CEOs and political leaders, and a guest lecturer at leading international business schools. With his deep understanding of the impact of exponential technologies, Anders demonstrates how and why leadership and its relationship to philosophy are more relevant than ever. He firmly believes that in a world with nearly unlimited access to knowledge, a deeper understanding and the ability to anticipate future scenarios, combined with the development of interpersonal skills, will be the most sought-after qualities for leaders.

In addition to writing books that regularly appear on international bestseller lists, he brings his ideas to life as an investor in exponential technologies such as AI, quantum technology, healthtech, and cybersecurity, helping companies scale their products and services. Anders shares his insights at his “Thinking out Loud” events, which range from small CxO retreats to large conferences with several thousand participants. His diverse background and unique, inspiring presentation style make him one of the most sought-after keynote speakers of today.


His “love letter to life” – “The Infected Thinking,” his upgrade and draft of a humane capitalism: “The Quantum Economy” and his book “Wild Knowledge” were also represented on the Spiegel bestseller list. With “PHILOSOPHY@WORK,” Anders brought together a collection of philosophical concepts with contributions from leading management thinkers of today.

“Singularity Paradox – Bridging the Gap between Humanity and AI” ( is announced for early 2025.

»If we want to understand society, we must rethink the economy.«

– Anders Indset from “The Quantum Economy – Saving the Mensch with Humanistic Capitalism”


Anders wants to understand. Learning – the art of being wrong – is the driving force behind his actions and thoughts. He describes this as a search for better explanations. It is positive progress that drives and fascinates Anders. This has the power of liberation by questioning apparent certainties.

It is not knowledge that defines a person, but rather a better understanding of what we know today and what we do not yet know.

As a student of the science of consciousness, Anders Indset practices a ‘philosophy of dialogical discoveries.’ He explores the space between ‘what is’ and ‘what is not.’ Contrary to the suggested binary nature of the digital world, he sees his work as a dance at the boundaries of mind and matter, which does not consist of the clear-cut and absolute.

For this purpose, he delves into the interstices of dialogue in search of a better understanding. In keeping with his holistic philosophical approach, he consciously connects differences and contradictions to let them grow into something new – thereby enabling the perception of progress. From this emerges the fellow human. His philosophy is a process without a goal, resembling life itself, a “beautiful journey to nowhere.” Anders does not start from a rigid framework of thought to explain the world, but from a relational and fluid philosophy from which concrete concepts – explanations – emerge.

For Anders, philosophy is a thinking practice. He brings thoughts to life.

TRUSTED BY (excerpt)

»Our leaders of today need the philosophy of the past paired with the scientific knowledge and technologies of tomorrow «

– Anders Indset from “Wild Knowledge – Outthink the Revolution”