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Ravin Jesuthasan

  • Senior Partner and Global Transformation Services Leader, Mercer

  • Bestselling Author of 4 books on the Future of Work 

  • Top 25 most influential consultants in the world (Consulting Magazine)

  • Top 8 most influential thought leaders on the future of work (Tech News)

  • Regular presenter at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos

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Deconstructed And Decentralized Future Of Work

Ravin Jesuthasan
Dr. Alun Evans

As decentralized autonomous organizations are adopted more widely, new types of businesses will emerge that would look more like digitally-native cooperatives and less like traditional centralized corporations, significantly reducing agency costs.


In such decentralized organizations, leadership will rely on soft power and empathy, using culture and shared values to align the interests of disparate stakeholders to a common mission and purpose.

Decentralized Identity is a futuristic approach to try to invert the power dynamic of access to services, by giving the final user more agency as to how their identity and data can be used. For example, rather than logging-in to an online service by registering with a centralized database, a user demonstrates their identity by digitally signing a transaction, with a signature that could only have been generated from a given private key.


Ravin Jesuthasan is the global leader of Mercer’s Transformation Services business. He is a recognized global thought leader, futurist and author on the future of work, automation and human capital.


He is a regular participant and presenter at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ravin has been recognized as one of the leading management thinkers by Thinkers 50, one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine, one of the top 8 future of work influencers by Tech News and one of the top 100 HR influencers by HR Executive every year since 2019.


He is the author of 5 books and over 200 articles on the Future of Work and HR, including 15 for the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review. His book Work Without Jobs is a Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller and was named one of the 10 best business books of 2023. His upcoming books are The Skills-Powered Organization: The Journey to the Next Generation Enterprise (MIT Press, 2024) and The Fast Future Blur (Wiley, 2024).


A recognized speaker at major conferences around the world, Ravin is member of the faculty at Caltech and a frequent guest lecturer at universities including Oxford University, Northwestern University, New York University and the University of Southern California. He is a regular contributor to Forbes and is regularly quoted by leading global media including the FT, CNN, CNBC and BBC, The Nikkei (Japan), Les Echoes (France), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), South China Morning Post and Dubai One TV.




The Skills-Powered Organization: The Journey to the Next-Generation Enterprise | The Book

Work Without Jobs | The Book

Here's how companies should navigate generative AI in the world of work | WEF

Transforming Work, Reshaping The Future – World Economic Forum 2022

Work Without Jobs | MIT Sloan
Can’t Fill Jobs? Deconstruct Them | MIT Sloan
How to Break Down Work into Tasks That Can Be Automated | HBR
Powering The Journey Of Perpetual Reinvention | Forbes
Robotics, automated technology and the future of work | CNBC
Putting Work Before Technology | Business Insider
How will Web3 impact the future of work? | World Economic Forum
What We Often Get Wrong About Automation | HBR
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